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Michael Gorman: The Sligo Champion

Michael Gorman: The Sligo Champion (Topic TSCD525D)

The Sligo Champion
The Fiddle Music of County Sligo
Michael Gorman (1895-1970)

Topic Records TSCD525D (2 CD, UK, 2001)

Recorded by Sean Davies, Reg Hall, Janet Kerr, Bill Leader, Ewan MacColl, Michael Plunkett, Jimmy Power and Ralph Rinzler in 1951-1972.

Research, compilation and text: Reg Hall;
Production by Tony Engle and Reg Hall;
Disc transfers by Charlie Crump using CEDAR;
Mastering by Tony Dixon;
Design and photo tinting by John Haxby

Musicians

Michael Gorman, fiddle;
Michael Gorman (nephew), flute;
Martin Gorman (brother), vocals;
Tom Gannon, fiddle;
Gerry Wimsey, tin whistle;
Mick Finn, flute;
Margaret Barry, vocals, banjo;
Jimmy Power, fiddle;
Paddy Breen, flageolet;
Tommy Maguire, accordion;
Patsy Goulding, piano

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. Down the Broom / The Pigeon on the Gate reels (2.13)
  2. Michael Coleman's Hop-Jig (1.08)
  3. Bonnie Ann reel (2.22)
  4. The Versavienna (1.51)
  5. The Lark in the Morning jig (1.45)
  6. Jamesy Gannon's Barndances (4.51)
  7. The Anchonry Lasses / Lady Gardner's Troops reels (3.11)
  8. Gorman's / The Boys of Bluehill hornpipes (2.04)
  9. The Moss o' Ballagh Fair song (2.15)
  10. Jamesy Gannon's March (2.10)
  11. The Polka-Mazurka (2.36)
  12. The Laurel Tree / The High Reel reels (3.28)
  13. The Frieze Britches jig (2.18)
  14. Farrell Gara / Ah, Surely reels (2.53)
  15. Chaffpool Post / Jamesy Gannon's barndances (3.53)
  16. Jamesy Gannon's Waltz (2.27)
  17. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part jig (0.59)
  18. Ships are Sailing / The Heather Breeze reels (1.38)
  19. Untitled March (1.04)
  20. Tell Her I Am / The Merry Old Woman jigs (4.52)
  21. The Rights of Man hornpipe (2.20)
  22. Put the Cake in the Dresser reel (2.00)
  23. Untitled Tune in Six-Eight 1st part of The Lancers (2.18)
  24. The Keel Row 3rd part of The Lancers (1.50)
  25. Untitled Polka 4th part of The Lancers (2.24)
  26. The College Grove reel (1.16)
  27. The Maid I Ne'er Forgot reel (1.55)
  28. The Kildare Fancy hornpipe (2.40)
  29. Miss McLeod's / The Duke of Leinster reels (3.12)
  1. The Star of Munster reel (2.21)
  2. Gurney's Fancy jig (2.34)
  3. The Blackbird set dance (3.06)
  4. The Veleta (2.24)
  5. Chief O'Neill's Favourite hornpipe (1.15)
  6. The Mountain Road reel (3.00)
  7. The Mountain Road / Bonnie Kate / Jenny's Chickens reels (4.07)
  8. The Chanter's Song (2.42)
  9. The Jolly Old Man jig (2.17)
  10. Fermoy Lasses / The Holly Bush reels (2.52)
  11. The King of the Fairies (4.48)
  12. The Burnt Cabbage reel (1.29)
  13. The Banks of the Silvery Tide song (4.07)
  14. The Mug of Brown Ale / The Black Rogue jigs (2.38)
  15. McFadden's reel (1.23)
  16. The Strayaway Child / The Lark in the Morning jigs (3.44)
  17. Within a Mile of Dublin reel (1.20)
  18. The Dark Woman of the Glen (2.04)
  19. The Old Bush / The Galty reels (2.47)
  20. The Turfman from Ardee song (2.41)
  21. Mulhare's / Dinny O'Brien / Farewell to Connacht / Reavey's reels (4.29)
  22. The Tempest / Colonel Rodney (2.20)
  23. The Broken Pledge reel (1.47)
  24. The Avonmore reel (1.43)
  25. A Rainy Day reel (1.51)
  26. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part jig (2.33)
  27. The Harvest Home hornpipe (2.33)
  28. The Bunch of Keys / The Boys of Ballisadare / The Sligo Maid / Molloy's reels (4.28)