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Round the House and Mind the Dresser

Round the House and Mind the Dresser (Topic TSCD606)

Round the House and Mind the Dresser
Irish Country-House Dance Music
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD606 (CD, UK, 2000)

An programme of polkas, slides, flings, hornpipes, the mazurka, waltzes and barndances–music of the country-house dances or rural Ireland and the dance halls of Irish-America.

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. Erin's Pride Orchestra: Come to the Fair / Sixpenny Bit / The Barren Rocks of Aden polkas for the set (2.56)
    Philadelphia, 1948; matrix 8118; Shamrock 2
  2. Johnny O'Leary accordion: Mike Sullivan's / Tom Billy's fling & hornpipe for the set (4.14)
    recorded by Alan Ward, John Coakley and Hugh Miller in Dan Connell's Bar, Knocknagree, Co. Cork, July 1976 or April 1977;
    from Music for the Complete Polka Set (Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 5) (12TS357, 1977)
  3. John Doherty fiddle: The Twenty-One Highland fling for the highland (1.50)
    recorded by Allen Feldman, Co. Donegal, summ1r 1977;
    from Bundle and Go (12TS398, 1980)
  4. Gene Kelly accordion: Sean Hayes' / If There Weren't Any Women in the World tunes for the barndance (2.34)
    recorded by Mick Moloney, Washington DC, July 17, 1976;
    from Old Time Irish Music in America (12TS352, 1977)
  5. Jimmy Power fiddle with Reg Hall piano: The Little Fair Child song air for the old-time waltz (1.10)
    recorded by Reg Hall and Steve Pennells, Croydon, November 17, 1963
  6. The Four Provinces Orchestra: Untitled / Limerick Races flings for the highland (3.05)
    New York, November 1929; matrix W111251-2; Columbia 33420F
  7. Rose Murphy fiddle: The First of May / The Last of June polkas for the set (3.02)
    recorded by John Leonard and David Baker for Radio Sheffield in Maltby near Rotherham, Yorkshire, 1976;
    from Milltown Lass: Old Time Irish Fiddle and Accordion (12TS316, 1977)
  8. Tommy Healy flute & Johnny Duffy fiddle with Reg Hall piano: Untitled tune for the first part of the lancers (2.05)
    recorded by Tony Engle, Croydon, February 15, 1977;
    from Memories of Sligo (12TS335, 1978)
  9. Garyowen Irish Recording Orchestra: Casey's Favourites flings for the highland (2.58)
    Philadelphia, early 1950s; Tara 427
  10. Julia Clifford fiddle: Padraig O'Keefe's march for the set / Untitled slide for the set (2.19)
    recorded by Hugh Miller and Alan Ward in Jack Lyon's bar, Scartaglen, Co. Kerry and by Alan Ward, London, December 1975-September 1976;
    from The Humours of Lisheen (Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 3) (12TS311, 1977)
  11. Flanagan Brothers: Untitled / Untitled / Lord Moira flings for the highland (3.05)
    New York, March 1929; matrix W110492-1; Columbia 33345F
  12. Michael Coleman & J.P. Dolan: The Stack of Barley / Bantry Bay hornpipes for the Stack of Barley (3.17)
    New York, May 1927; matrix W107905-2; Columbia 33523F
  13. Rose Murphy fiddle: The Road to Ballisadare hornpipe for Sean-nós stepdancing (1.28)
    recorded by John Leonard and David Baker for Radio Sheffield in Maltby near Rotherham, Yorkshire, 1976;
    from Milltown Lass: Old Time Irish Fiddle and Accordion (12TS316, 1977)
  14. Hugh Gillespie fiddle, Mark Callahan guitar: Untitled tune for the mazurka (2.41)
    New York, May 10, 1937; matrix 62191A; Decca 12105
  15. Gene Kelly accordion: She Hasn't the Thing She Thought She Had single jig for the set / The Cat in the Corner polka for the set (1.49)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Reg Hall, Park Lane Hotel, London, August 30, 1968
  16. Paddy Killoran & Paddy Sweeney fiddles with Edmund Tucker piano: McDermott's / Memories of Sligo tunes for the barndance (3.01)
    New York, April or May 1931; Crown matrix 1283-2; Varsity 7021
  17. Johnny O'Leary accordion & Maurice O'Keefe fiddle: The Worn Torn Petticoat / Denis O'Keefe's Favourite slides for the set (2.33)
    recorded by Alan Ward, John Coakley and Hugh Miller in Dan Connell's Bar, Knocknagree, Co. Cork, July 1976 or April 1977;
    from Music for the Complete Polka Set (Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 5) (12TS357, 1977)
  18. Frank Quinn fiddle and voice with Ed Geoghegan piano: Katy Jones Reel fling for the highland (2.48)
    New York, c. March 1, 1925; matrix 73-196-B; Okeh 21027
  19. Johnny Duffy fiddle with Reg Hall piano: Mrs Kenney tune for the old-time waltz (1.53)
    recorded by Tony Engle, Croydon, February 15, 1977;
    from Memories of Sligo (12TS335, 1978)
  20. John McKenna flute & Michael Gaffney mandolin-banjo with Della McMahon piano: Up and Away / The Merry Girl polkas for the set (1.48)
    New York, November 6, 1934; matrix 62176A; Decca 12104
  21. Julia Clifford fiddle: Julia Clifford's / Bill The Weaver's polkas for the set (1.48)
    recorded by Alan Ward, London, December 1975-September 1976;
    from The Humours of Lisheen (Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 3) (12TS311, 1977)
  22. The Four Provinces Orchestra: Marquis of Huntley / Skin-A-Ma-Rink flings for the highland (2.50)
    New York, March 1928; matrix W102102-2; Columbia 33258F
  23. Bernard O'Sullivan concertina: Stack Ryan's polka for the set (2.02)
    recorded by John Tams and Neil Wayne, Co. Clare, January 1974;
    from Irish Traditional Music of County Clare (12TFRS505, 1976)
  24. Paddy Killoran & Paddy Sweeney fiddles with Edmund Tucker piano: Batt Henry's Favourite / Untitled tunes for the barndance (2.55)
    New York, May 31, 1932; Crown matrix 1737-3; Varsity 7006
  25. Terry Teahan melodeon: Reagan's slide for the set (1.11)
    recorded by Mick Moloney, Chicago, July 28, 1976;
    from Old Time Irish Music in America (12TS352, 1977)
  26. Michael Gorman fiddle & Margaret Barry banjo: The Versavienna / Untitled / Untitled tunes for the versavienna and the old-time waltz (5.48)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Reg Hall, London, May 17, 1969
  27. James Morrison fiddle with Claire Reardon piano: The Return of Spring / The Mountain Pathway polkas for the set (3.09)
    New York, March 1926; matrix W106429-2; Columbia 33088F
  28. Billy Clifford flute with Matt Hayes accordion & Catherine Clifford piano: The Flowing Tide hornpipe for the cashel set (1.45)
    recorded by Alan Ward and Hugh Miller at a dance in Hollyford, Co. Tipperary, April 1977;
    from Irish Traditional Flute Solos and Band Music from Kerry and Tipperary (Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 4) (12TS312, 1977)