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Past Masters of Irish Dance Music

Past Masters of Irish Dance Music (Topic TSCD604)

Past Masters of Irish Dance Music
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD604 (CD, UK, 2000)

An anthology of re-mastered 78 rpm recordings, illustrating the rich diversity of Irish dance music played in Irland, Britain and America in the first half of the twentieth century.

Production: Tony Engle and Reg Hall;
Compilation, source material and notes: Reg Hall;
Audio restoration using CEDAR: Charlie Crump;
Digital remastering: Tony Dixon

Tracks

  1. Belhavel Trio: Sporting Paddy / Murphy's Favourite / The Haymaker reels (3.00)
    Jury's Hotel, Dublin, March 14, 1938; Regal Zonophone matrix CAL110-1; Columbia IFB366
  2. Joe Maguire's Pride of Erne Orchestra: The Rose in the Heather / The Frost Is All Over jigs (2.58)
    New Yort, April 24, 1947; matrix W73891; Decca 12262
  3. Tom Ennis uilleann pipes, James Morrison flute, John Muller piano: Lime Stone Rock medley of Irish reels (3.09)
    New York, c. April 1923; matrix 11193, 4 or 5 (illegible); Vocalion 14588
  4. The Four Provinces Orchestra: Leather Away with the Wattle O polka (3.00)
    New York, September 1928; matrix W110141-1; Columbia 33324F
  5. Miles O'Mally & His Orchestra: The Kildare Fancy / The Boys of Blue Hill hornpipes (2.40)
    New York, April 4, 1937; matrix 62094A; Decca 12106
  6. Moate Ceilidhe Band: Salamanca / Roaring Mary reels (3.02)
    Dublin, September 20, 1946; matrix CAL371-2; Columbia IFB296
  7. Patrick Killoran & His Pride of Erin Orchestra: Donegal Lassies / Stirling Castle highland flings (2.53)
    New York, December 29, 1931; Crown matrix 1581-3; Imperial 2930
  8. Peter Conlon accordion, Unidentified piano: The Flax in Bloom / The Bag af Potatoes reels (3.01)
    New York, September 1928; matrix W109683-2; Columbia 33307
  9. John McGettigan's Three-Leaf Shamrock Orchestra: Highland Schottische Medley (3.04)
    Camden, New Jersey, November 6, 1930; matrix BVE64050-1; Victor V29076
  10. Michael Grogan accordion: The Mountain Lark / The Traveller reels (3.01)
    2RN Radio studio, Dublin, April 25, 1937; matrix CAS13-1; Regal Zonophone G23380
  11. Ballinakill (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players: Honeysuckle / Pound Hill hornpipes (3.04)
    St John's Wood, London, November 17, 1931; Parlophone matrix CE4360; HMV IM419
  12. Stephen Moloney & Tommy Whelan flutes, Anna Rafferty piano: The Pipe on the Hob jig (2.18)
    Jury's Hotel, Dublin, c. July 4, 1930; Parlophone matrix E3465-1; Columbia G-33485-F
  13. Ballinakill (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players: Knocknagow / Fowling Piece reels (3.05)
    St John's Wood, London, November 17, 1931; Parlophone matrix CE4365; HMV IM49
  14. Frank Fallon's Orchestra: Liverpool Hornpipe / Red Haired Lad (2.55)
    New York, c. 1949; Celtic CFD-6
  15. Siamsa Gaidheal Ceilidhe Band: King of the Jigs / An t'Athair Jack Walsh / MacDonagh's Irish jigs (2.55)
    Jury's Hotel, Dublin, June 19, 1931; matrix WAR720-1; Regal MR383
  16. Flanagan Brothers: The Auld Blackthorn reels (2.55)
    New York, June 1927; matrix W108177-3, Columbia 33513F
  17. Flanagan Brothers: Rakes of Clonmel introducing Sarsfield 's Jig Irish jigs (2.51)
    New York, c. May 1923; matrix 11464 or 5 (illegible); Vocalion A14638
  18. Pat Roche's Harp & Shamrock Orchestra: Green Mountain / Longford Maid reels (2.32)
    Chicago, October 25, 1934; matrix C9586A; Decca F5427
  19. Rosaleen Quartet: The Maid Behind the Bar reel (3.10)
    New York, May 5, 1937; matrix 62180A; Decca 12120
  20. Séamus Ennis uilleann pipes: The Cavan Brigade / When the Cock Crows it is Day / Sixpenny Money reels (3.07)
    Broadcasting House, London, September 22, 1949; BBC 13777
  21. Ballinamore Ceilidhe Band: Bag of Spuds / Rakish Paddy reels (2.36)
    New York, c. 1949; Celtic CI 1047
  22. Aughrim Slopes Ceilidhe Band: The Monaghan Jig / Henchy's Delight jigs (3.00)
    2RN Radio studio, Dublin, April 27, 1937; matrix CAL34-1; Columbia 33516F
  23. Aughrim Slopes Ceilidhe Band: Geaghan's Favourite / Galway Rambler / London Lassies. reels (3.07)
    2RN Radio studio, Dublin, April 27, 1937; matrix CAL31-1; HMV IP908