Cathair Shligigh

By Carmel Gunning

  1. Drinks On The House
    The Jolly Bangers
    The Flogging
  2. Up Ya Boya!
    Ciaran’s At Home
    Off To Rosses Point
  3. Jella’s Birthday
    Off To The Session
  4. Lament For Tommy Nangle
    Conway’s Cross
  5. Road To Maugheraboy
    Aisling Ruby
  6. The Little Grandchild
    Farewell To Sligo Town
  7. The Woman Of The House
    Paddy Gone To France
    Happy Days
  8. The Boys Of Blue Hill
    Daniel’s Delight
  9. Lovely Hurling
    Footing The Turf
  10. Ceathru D’Arigne
    The Dublin
    Sunny Strandhill
    The Cross Keys
  11. The Humours Of Ennistymon
    James O’Beirne’s
  12. The Boys Of The Lough
    Devils Of Dublin
    Over The Bog Road

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Carmel Gunning - Cathair Shligigh (2019)

This album was released to mark Sligo whistle player Carmel Gunning’s 50-year-long career in traditional music. For details, read this article:

Carmel’s own compositions sit really well with old tunes. The guest musician is Junior Davey, who supplies tasteful bodhran accompaniment. The last two tracks were actually the kitchen recordings from the early 1980s, featuring Tom O’Dowd (accordion), Josie McDermott (flute), Tommy Flynn (fiddle), J.J. Doherty (whistle), Seamus Reynolds (flute), and Brendan O’Dowd (bodhran).

Available from Coleman Irish Music Centre:

Be sure to have The Sligo Maid book too, which contains 64 of Carmel’s original compositions: