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Paddy in the Smoke

Paddy in the Smoke (Topic 12T176)

Paddy in the Smoke
Irish Dance Music from a London Pub
Various Artists

Topic Records 12T176 (LP, UK, 1968)
Topic Records TSCD603 (CD w/ additional tracks, UK, 1997)

Paddy in the Smoke (Topic 12T176)
Paddy in the Smoke (Topic TSCD603)

A seminal and influental collection of Irish dance music recordings made on location in The Favourite public house, revealing the richness and diversity of musical talent to be found in Irish pubs in London during the 1960s.

Recorded by Bill Leader on 12.2.1967 [4, 6, 14], 26.2.1967 [1-3, 5, 13], 19.2.1967 [7], 5.3.1967 [9-10, 16-17], 10.3.1967 [8], 12.3.1967 [11-12, 18-19], 10.3.1968 [20], 21.4.1968 [15] (track numbers refer to the CD);
LP produced by Bill Leader and Reg Hall;
CD produced by Reg Hall and Tony Engle;
Mastered by Tony Dixon, Reflex Audio Systems, Huntingdon;
Sleeve design by The Art Surgery, Edinburgh;
Front cover photograph by John Harrison

Musicians

Martin Byrnes, fiddle [1-3, 5];
Danny Meehan, fiddle [4];
Bobby Casey, fiddle [4, 6-7, 9-10, 16-17];
John McLaughlin, spoons [4, 7];
Tony McMahon, accordion [5];
Andy Boyle, fiddle [5, 18-19];
Jimmy Power, fiddle [8, 13-14, 18-19];
Jimmy Dunleavy, fiddle [8];
Sean O'Shea, fiddle [9-10];
Con Curtin, fiddle [11-12, 20];
Denis McMahon, fiddle [11-12];
Julia Clifford, fiddle [11];
Tommy Maguire, accordion [15];
Father O'Keeffe, mandolin [15];
Lucy Farr, fiddle [16a, 17-19];
Edmund Murphy, fiddle [20];
Reg Hall, piano [1-4, 6-20]

Tracks

LP Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [MB] Maudabawn Chapel / Lafferty's reels (1.44)
  2. [MB] Paddy Fahey's jigs (1.09)
  3. [MB] Eileen Curran / The Bunch of Keys reels (2.51)
  4. [DM, BC, JMcL] Paddy Ryan's Dream reel (1.50)
  5. [TMcM, MB, AB] Lucy Campbell / Toss the Feathers reels (3.02)
  6. [BC] The Ragged Hank of Yarn reel (1.44)
  7. [BC, JMcL] The Bank of Ireland / The Woman of the House / Morning Dew reels (4.12)
  8. [SOS, BC] Denis Murphy's Hornpipe (1.32)
  9. [SOS, BC] The Yellow Tinker / The Humours of Scarriff reels (1.51)
  1. [CC, DMcM, JC] The Chorus Reel (1.44)
  2. [CC, DMcM] Callaghan's Reel (1.49)
  3. [JP] Kitty's Rambles / Dan the Cobbler jigs (2.16)
  4. [JP] Jenny Picking Cockles / Kitty in the Lane reels (1.56)
  5. [BC, LF] The Graf Spee / Ballinasloe Fair reels (2.24)
  6. [BC, LF] The Moher Reel (1.16)
  7. [JP, LF, AB] Farewell to Erin / The High Reels reels (3.26)
  8. [JP, LF, AB] Doctor O'Neill / The Battering Ram jigs (4.15)

CD Tracks

  1. [MB] Maudabawn Chapel / Lafferty's reels (1.44)
  2. [MB] Paddy Fahey's jigs (1.09)
  3. [MB] Eileen Curran / The Bunch of Keys reels (2.51)
  4. [DM, BC, JMcL] Paddy Ryan's Dream reel (1.50)
  5. [TMcM, MB, AB] Lucy Campbell / Toss the Feathers reels (3.02)
  6. [BC] The Ragged Hank of Yarn reel (1.44)
  7. [BC, JMcL] The Bank of Ireland / The Woman of the House / Morning Dew reels (4.12)
  8. [JP, JD] The Jolly Tinker reel (1.34)
  9. [SOS, BC] Denis Murphy's Hornpipe (1.32)
  10. [SOS, BC] The Yellow Tinker / The Humours of Scarriff reels (1.51)
  11. [CC, DMcM, JC] The Chorus Reel (1.44)
  12. [CC, DMcM] Callaghan's Reel (1.49)
  13. [JP] Kitty's Rambles / Dan the Cobbler jigs (2.16)
  14. [JP] Jenny Picking Cockles / Kitty in the Lane reels (1.56)
  15. [TM, FOC] Condon's Frolics / James McMahon's Favourite jigs (2.18)
  16. [BC, LF] The Graf Spee / Ballinasloe Fair reels (2.24)
  17. [BC, LF] The Moher Reel (1.16)
  18. [JP, LF, AB] Farewell to Erin / The High Reels reels (3.26)
  19. [JP, LF, AB] Doctor O'Neill / The Battering Ram jigs (4.15)
  20. [CC, EM] Mulvihill's / Tie the Bonnet / The Abbey reels (4.49)