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Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music

Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music (Topic TSCD605)

Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD605 (CD, UK, 2000)

An anthology of re-mastered 78 rpm recordings, illustrating the rich diversity of Irish fiddle 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;
Additional source material: Michael Plunkett;
Audio restoration using CEDAR: Charlie Crump;
Digital remastering: Tony Dixon

Tracks

  1. Murphy, Killoran & Ryan: Ballina Lass / Sligo Maid reels (2.59)
    New York, December 19, 1931; Crown matrix 1580-1A; Imperial 2930
  2. Paddy Killoran & Paddy Sweeney: Mullingar Races / Boys on the Hilltop (3.07)
    New York, April/May 1931; Crown matrix 1281-2; Imperial 2555
  3. Ballinakill (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players: Shaskeen and Green Blanket reels (2.59)
    St. John's Wood, London, November 17, 1931; Parlophone matrix CE4366; HMV IM419
  4. Ballinakill (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players: Rick's / Byrnes' hornpipes (2.59)
    St. John's Wood, London, November 17, 1931; Parlophone matrix CE4361; HMV IM418
  5. Frank O'Higgins: Farewell to Erin / Irish Molly / The Flogging reels (3.11)
    Dublin, March 21, 1938; Regal Zonophone matrix CAL202-1; Columbia IFB412
  6. Frank O'Higgins: The Maid at the Spinning Wheel / Do You Want Any More jigs (3.00)
    Dublin, March 21, 1938; Regal Zonophone matrix CAL203-1; Columbia IFB412
  7. Frank O'Higgins: Kitty's Gone A-Milking, / The Dogs Among the Bushes / The Merry Sisters reels (2.56)
    2RN Radio station, Dublin, April 28, 1937; matrix CAL41-1; Regal Zonophone MR2577
  8. Neil O'Boyle: The Pigeon on the Gate / Jenny Picking Cockles reels (2.56)
    2RN Radio station, Dublin, May 3, 1937; Regal Zonophone matrix CAL70-1; Columbia IFB261
  9. Aughrim Slopes Ceilidhe Band: Killaghbeg House / First House in Connaught reels (3.08)
    2RN Radio station, Dublin, April 1927, 1937; Regal Zonophone matrix CAL34-1; Columbia 33516F
  10. Michael Hanafin & Daniel Moroney: Groves Hornpipe (3.08)
    New York, April 1927; matrix W197797-1; Columbia 33163F
  11. Michael Coleman: Trim the Velvet Irish reel (2.51)
    New York, June 27, 1927; matrix BVE39295-2; Bluebird B4931
  12. Michael Coleman: Wellington Reels (2.57)
    New York, c. December 1923; matrix 105039-2; Actuelle 10671
  13. Moate Ceilidhe Band: Jerry Beaver's Hat / Maid in the Meadow jigs (3.08)
    Dublin, May 27, 1945; matrix CAL366-2; Regal Zonophone IZ1278
  14. Moate Ceilidhe Band: Sheehan's / The Travellers reels (2.53)
    Dublin, March 19, 1938 matrix CAL158-1; Columbia IFB381
  15. Tom Ennis, Morrison & Muller: Paddy in London / Butcher's March / Sligo Bay Irish jig medley (2.57)
    New York, c. May 1922; matrix 9088; Vocalion 14354
  16. James Morrison: Flax in Bloom / The Millstone / The Dairy Maid's Reel Irish airs (3.20)
    New York, March 1926; matrix W106432-2; Regal G8940
  17. Michael Gorman & Mick Flynn: The Jolly Tinker reel (2.45)
    Broadcasting House, London, March 13, 1951; BBC 16069
  18. Michael Gorman & Mick Flynn: Down the Broom / The Pigeon at the Gate reels (4.16)
    Broadcasting House, London, March 13, 1951; BBC 16070
  19. Ballinakill (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players: Queen of the Fair double jig (3.04)
    St. John's Wood, London, November 17, 1931; Parlophone matrix CE4358; HMV IM420
  20. Ballinakill (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players: Flogging Reel and Whelan's Reel (2.55)
    St. John's Wood, London, November 17, 1931; Parlophone matrix CE4364; HMV IM420
  21. Halpin Trio: Rogha-An-Fhile (Poets Choice) new Irish traditional dance (2.56)
    Jury's Hotel, Dublin, July 12, 1929; Parlophone matrix CE2529-1; HMV IM422
  22. Hugh Gillespie: Dowd's Number Nine / Jackson's medley of reels (2.58)
    New York, June 27, 1939; matrix 65897A; Decca W4682
  23. Hugh Gillespie: Master Crowley's Reels (2.59)
    New York, May 10, 1937; matrix 62190A; Decca 12105
  24. Michael Gorman & Mick Flynn: The Sligo Maid / Molloy's reels (3.17)
    Broadcasting House, London, March 13, 1951; BBC 16069
  25. Michael Gorman: Bonny Kate reel (2.13)
    Broadcasting House, London, March 13, 1951; BBC 16068