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Tommy Keane
The Piper's Apron
Ordering
Jacqueline McCarthy
The Wind Among the Reeds
Links
Tommy McCarthy
Sporting Nell
Maree Homepage
The Hidden Note
Picture Gallery
The Family Album

Musician Credits / Track Listings / Review Highlights

Musician Credits
Tommy Keane        
Uilleann Pipes and Tin Whistle

Jacqueline McCarthy                       
Concertinas

Alec Finn                        
Bouzouki and Guitar

Tommy McCarthy                         
Concertina

 This album is the first to feature uilleann pipes and concertina as a duet.  Accompaniment is provided by Alec Finn of Dé Dannan on bouzouki and guitar.  Also guesting is West Clare concertina player Tommy McCarthy (Jacqueline’s father). The album was mixed by PJ Curtis.

Track Listing

1.      Reels The Repeal of the Union
My Sweetheart Jane
2. Jigs

The Maid at the Well
The Gallowglass
Anthony Frawley’s

3. Reels

Old Cuffe Street
Eileen Curran

4. Jigs

The Black Rogue
I Will If I Can

5. Reels

Swinging on a Gate
The Corner House

6. Jigs

John Henry’s
Fasten the Leg in Her

7. Hornpipe The Ebb Tide
8. Jigs

The Cúil Aodha Jig
Tatter Jack Walsh

9. Jigs

Banish Misfortune
When the Cock Crows it is Day

10. Reels

Mike Rafferty’s
The Snow on the Hills

11. Air An Caisdeach Bán
12. Jigs

The Rollicking Boys Around Tandaragee
An Buachaill Dreoite
Pull the Knife and Stick it Again

13. Reels

Tory Island
Peggy on the Settle

14. Reels

The Swallow’s Tail
The Copperplate

15. Slip Jigs

The Promenade
The Rocky Road to Dublin

16. Reels

The West Cork Reel
Paddy Fahy’s

Review Highlights

“McCarthy and Keane play jigs and reels with subtlety and style …. it’s a wonder this combination has not been recorded before.”
Dirty Linen, USA

“Sonically located in the centre of the tradition …. the affinities dovetail perfectly.”
Nuala O’Connor, Irish Times

“Two highly accomplished individual stylists …. together they gel convincingly …. among the best traditional releases of the year.”
John O’Regan, Rock N Reel, UK

“Sit back and drink these tunes in …. jazz and blues fusion may be fun, but an album like this confirms that it was never necessary.”
Anthony McCann, The Galway Edge

“A lively, varied and most enjoyable album …. highly recommended.”
Joe Crane, Folk Roots, UK

“Tommy Keane is an expressively eloquent piper …. Jackie brings to the concertina a delicate sense of musicianship.”
Jeff O’Connell, Galway Advertiser

Number 8 in the Folk/Roots Chart for Nov. ‘95
Hot Press, Éire

“ …. has to rank with the finest Irish traditional recordings of the past twenty years …. My album of the year for 1995.”
Don Meade, Irish Voice, New York

“This is straight-from-the-heart-to-the-fingers playing …. performed with supple grace, beauty and passion …. the second best traditional release of 1995.”
Earle Hitchner, Irish Echo, New York

“Every tune has a fine pedigree …. this is a fine recording with close attention to detail.”
Alex Monaghan, Living Tradition, UK

“Fifty minutes of relentless drive by these two incredible musicians will leave you breathless …. there is a magic at work here.”
Jamie O’Brien, Irish Edition, USA

“This is superior music …. this is a serious contender for instrumental album of the year.”
Bill Margeson, Irish American News, USA

Artists:

Albums:

Other Pages:

Tommy Keane
The Piper's Apron
Ordering
Jacqueline McCarthy
The Wind Among the Reeds
Links
Tommy McCarthy
Sporting Nell
Maree Homepage
The Hidden Note
Picture Gallery
The Family Album