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The Mason’s Apron

[trad. arr. Johnson / Knight / Harries / Genockey / Prior / Woods]

A live recording of this tune from Perth Concert Hall in 1985 was released in 2001 on the CD Gone to Australia. Another live recording from St. David’s Hall, Cardiff on 6 December 1994 was released on the video 25 Live: The Classic Twenty Fifth Anniversary Tour Concert and a further version from The Forum, London on 2 September 1995 on the CD The Journey.

Peter Knight commented in the Gone to Australia liner notes:

This has to be one of the most popular traditional Irish reels there is. All the great fiddlers have added different variations to it and it is still as popular today as it was then. Seán Maguire may have been responsible for setting this trend when he recorded a version with Josephine Keegan.