Full Circle: Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal

By Martin McGinley

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  1. Drowsey Maggie
    The Heathery Braes
    The Swallowtail Coat
  2. The Old Man Rocking The Cradle
  3. The Cliffs Of Moher
    Kiss The Maid Behind The Byre
  4. Dúlamán Na Beinne Buídhe
    The Sinking Of The Titanic
  5. The Postman’s Knock
  6. The Killybegs
    The Yellow Tinker
  7. The Frost Is All Over
    The Irish Washerwoman
  8. Stirling Castle
    Miss Ramsey
  9. The Spey In Spate
    The Fairy
  10. Paul Ryan’s Dream
    The Rookery
  11. Pat McKenna’s
  12. Francie McHugh’s Highland
    Francie McHugh’s
  13. The Mother’s Delight
    The Pinch Of Snuff
  14. McSweeney’s
  15. The Woodpecker
    The Humours Of Baile Na BhFead
  16. The Kiltycreen
    The Boys Of Ballisodare
  17. Bagpipe
  18. My Love Is In America
    The Donegal
  19. Lancer Gan Ainm
  20. Going To Mass Last Sunday
    The Morning Dew
  21. Amharc Álainn
    Down The Broom
  22. Julia Devine’s
    Julia Devine’s
  23. Kathleen McGinley’s
    The Japanese
  24. Kathleen McGinley’s
    Kathleen McGinley’s
  25. Joe Cassidy’s
    Mickey Doherty’s
  26. The Cage
    Toss The Feathers
  27. The Sligoman
    The Glendowan
    Rakish Paddy
  28. The Sportin’ Belles
    Fergal O’Gara’s
  29. The Old Copperplate
    The New Copperplate
  30. McFarley’s
    The Silver Spire

Three comments

Re: Full circle: traditional fiddle music from Donegal

Martin McGinley. Full circle: traditional fiddle music from Donegal. - Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal: Cairdeas na bhFidileiri CNF010, 2021.

Many of the tracks on this album are unusual versions; some are original composition
2 The old man rocking the cradle 3 versions: air, jig and McGinley’s reel adaptation.
5 The postman’s knock, aka. Le Messe; The peddler’s pack: by James Scott Skinner.
15.2 The humours of Baile na bhFead: see http://tunearch.org/wiki/Humors_of_Ballinafad_(4)
21.1 Amharc álainn: highland by Martin McGinley.
22.1 Julia Devine: jig by Martin McGinley.
23.1 Kathleen McGinley’s hornpipe: by Martin McGinley.
24.2 Kathleen McGinley: jig by Martin McGinley.
26.1 The cage reel: by Martin McGinley.
26.2 Toss the feathers: Traditional; version not in TheSession.org or irishtune.info
27.1 The Sligoman: reel by Martin McGinley.

Re: Full Circle: Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal

Thanks for putting up the details 👍

Tommy Peoples composed two of the tunes mentioned - Julia Devine’s (for his great-aunt, who was also my great-aunt) and the first jig in the Kathleen McGinley set, which he composed for my mum, also a fiddler and originally from Brockagh, St Johnston. Two lovely tunes as you might expect and featured in Tommy’s great book ‘O Am go hAm’, still available online