Macalla na hÓige

By Hugh Healy And Colm Healy

  1. The Laurel Tree
    The Bird On The Bush
  2. The Gaelic Club
    The Humours Of Ballingarry
  3. The Chancellor (Charlie Mulvihill’s)
    The Western
  4. Christmas Eve
    Master Crowley’s
    The Milliner’s Daughter
  5. JP Daly’s
    The Shores Of Lough Gowna
  6. La Tombe Dans Les Pommes
  7. The Girl That Broke My Heart
    Mick Finn’s
  8. Pidder A Dreska
    The Three Little Drummers
  9. The Independent
    Mrs McGrath’s
  10. Jenny Picking Cockles
    George White’s Favourite
    Jenny’s Wedding
  11. Thomond Bridge
    Richie Dwyer’s Favourite
    Sean Sa Cheo
  12. Jackson’s Morning Brush
    Slieve Russell
    Con Cassidy’s
  13. The Galway
    The Stack Of Oats
  14. The Broken Pledge
    Andy McGann’s

Eight comments

Brothers Hugh (concertina) and Colm (accordion) Healey are joined by Fergal Scahill (guitar/bodhran), Paul O’Driscoll (double bass), Noel O’Donoghue (flute), Karol Lynch (banjo) and Michael O’Connell (pipes) for a great album. Kevin Crawford provides the sleeve notes in which he says that the CD is "… a wonderful collection of tunes from Clare and beyond … I hope you get as much mileage out of it as I have". More information at

That should, of course, read Healy above.

I should also mention that the brother, Eric (fiddle), joins the lads on track 10.

Macalla na hOige

I got this album several days ago. Some conservative listeners would be a little embarrassed by loud, percussive guitar accompaniment of Fergal Scahill on some tracks, but it’s a great debut recording of the brothers, nonetheless. I love not only their lovely Clare style playing but their choice of the tunes: a nice mixture of standard session tunes and less common ones.

My favourite is the track 10 joined by a fiddle and a flute. It really sounds like a live session recording.

Track 5 - JP Daly’s

Does anyone know anything about the first tune on track 5, called JP Daly’s ?!?!

Track 13 second tune

The link takes you to the old Hornpipe ‘The Little Stack of Oats’ but the tune here is actually a Junior Crehan hornpipe called ‘Cruach An Choirce’, and can be found here
a lovely tune i think

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Love it

I was trying to update my Itunes for this CD, because I could not find my hard copy and landed here. I logged in to say that this is one of my favorite CDs in the last few years. I keep coming back to it. I love the rhythm and energy. Lovely schtuff boys!!

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