The Hidden Note

By Jacqueline McCarthy

Four comments

“Jacqueline McCarthy: The Hidden Note” ~ in need of comment…

Jacqueline McCarthy - concertinas
Tommy McCarthy Sen. - concertina
Marion McCarthy - uilleann pipes
Bernadette McCarthy - fiddle & piano
Tommy Keane - uilleann pipes, flute, fiddle and bodhran
Tommy McCarthy Jun. - fiddle
Alec Finn - bouzouki

Sadly 🙁 , as yet we haven’t got this recording, but we are great fans of the music of Jacqueline McCarthy and Tommy Keane, favourite listens. Someday I hope to have this one also to enjoy, without any doubts that we will. Here’s links to their website and this and their other recordings and the opportunity to order direct from the sources:

See also:

“Tommy McCarthy: Sporting Nell” ~ another we haven’t yet had the pleasure of, Tommy Senior…

“The McCarthy Family and Friends: The Family Album” ~ another we have yet to enjoy! 🙁

“Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy: The Wind Among The Reeds” ~ a favourite! 😉

“Tommy Keane: The Piper’s Apron” ~ another favourite! 😉

Re: The Hidden Note

Track 15.1 “John Dwyer’s” is a different tune. I cannot find it in any other place other than the two bars from Irishtune,info.

T:John Dwyer’s
P:Jacqueline McCarthy “The Hidden Note” Tr 15.1
EEE AGA | EGE c2d | e/f/ge d2B | c2A BAG | EEE AGA | EGE c2d | e/f/ge d2B |1 cAA AAG :|2 cAA Aza ||
|: aea aea | aed cBA | ~B3 GAG | ~B3 dcB | Aza aba | edeg2 a | {b}aged2B |1 cAA Aza :|2 c2A BAG |]

Re: The Hidden Note

From the album’s liner notes, Jacqueline writes re. ‘John Dwyer’s’:

‘Tommy Keane learned the first tune from fiddle player John Dwyer from Eyries in West Cork. John got it from his father who played accordion and fiddle.’

The village is more usually known as Eyeries (

For the record, re. Ceolachan’s personnel listing above, Tommy Keane does not play fiddle on this album.

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