Hell For Leather

By Swallow’s Tail Céilí Band

  1. The Sally Gardens
    The Sligo Maid
    Molloy’s Favourite
    The Boys Of Ballisodare
  2. The Heather Breeze
    The Pigeon On The Gate
  3. Glen Allen
    The Humours Of Tulla
    Rakish Paddy
  4. The Culfadda
    The Cottage In The Grove
  5. Larry O’Gaff
    Will You Come Home With Me?
    The Mug Of Brown Ale
  6. St Patrick’s Night
    Tonn Teine
    Ormond Sound
  7. The Moving Bogs Of Powellsboro
    Paddy Mills’
  8. The Copperplate No. 1
    The Copperplate No. 2
  9. The Queen Of The Fair
    Sean Ryan’s
    Happy To Meet And Sorry To Part
  10. The Brosna Selection (Fifth Fig. Cashel Set )
  11. The Boyne Hunt
  12. The Stack Of Barley Selection
  13. The Pleasure Of Hope
    Finbarr Dwyer’s
  14. The Mullingar Races
    The Boy On The Hilltop
  15. Captain Rock
    Over The Moore To Maggie
    The Chicago
  16. Paddy McMahon’s
    Paddy Cronin’s
    The Geese In The Bog
    East Of Glendart
  17. The Green Fields Of Rosbeigh
    The Sailor On The Rock
  18. Sean McGuire’s
    Tilly Finn’s
  19. Last Night’s Fun
    Tom Flemming’s
    The Foxhunter

Three comments

P.J Hernon and the Swallow’s Tail C

I love this recording

P.J. Hernon is a fine box player. The other members of the band are: Michael Hurley Flute, John McHugh Fiddle, Jim Corry Piano
Michael Sheridan Drums.

The fiddle and the flute double tightly with the box and Jim Corry and Michael Sheridan are exuberant yet strong in the their driving support for the melodies.

Great Recording

I agree, this is a fantastic ceili band. They are really tight and have lots of drive. Here is some help with the track titles.

Tk. 5: The Mug of Brown Ale is not the tune which is linked here. It is a tune also known as Old Man Dillon.
Tk. 6: All four tunes were composed by Tipperary accordion player, Paddy O’Brien.
Tk. 9: Sean Ryan’s is his tune The Nightingale.
Tk. 10: The Brosna Selection comprises of The Brosna Slide and a tune known as The Weavers.
Tk. 11: Dwyer’s reel is John Dwyer’s.
Tk. 12: Two hornpipes, The Stack of Barley and Bantry Bay
Tk. 13: Finbar Dwyer’s is a hornpipe called The Iron Gate which he probably composed.
Tk. 14: These two reels are followed by The Stony Steps which is not listed on the back of the box.
Tk. 16: Paddy McMahon’s is the jig, The Kilmovee, and Paddy Cronin’s is The Maid at the Well.
Tk. 18: Sean McGuire’s is the Reel Jack Roe and Tilly Finn’s is the Killavil Reel.