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Michael Downes, fiddle
Cloonlaheen West, Mullagh


Recorded in Downes’ home, 15th July 1976
Recorded by Barry Taylor
BR Taylor Collection Tape 023


Michael Downes


1. Reel: Lucy Campbell (.11– 1.56)
2. Talk (1.56 – 2.05)
3. Jig: Grey Goose (2.06 – 3.35)
4. Talk about item 3 (3.37 – 4.08)
5. Jig: Geese in the Bog (4.11 – 5.50)
6. Talk about item 5 (5.53 – 8.00)
7. Jig: Geese in the Bog (8.01 – 9.53)
8. Talk (9.54 – 10.10)
9. Reel: Lads of Laoise (10.11 – 11.30)
10. Talk about item 9 (11.31 – 11.46)
11. Reels (2): Wild Irishman/O’Rourke’s (11.48 – 13.33)
12. Talk about item 9 and 'Junior' Crehan (13.34 – 14.21)
13. Talk about Seamus Connolly, etc., story of playing at fleadh (14.23 – 16.47)
14. Reel: Farrell O’Gara (16.50 – 18.09)
15. Talk about Jim McKee (18.19 – 18.43)
16. Reels (2): Dairy Maid/Devils of Dublin (18.57 – 20.25)
17. Reel: Flying Column (fragment) (20.36 – 20.56)
18. Reel: Farewell to Miltown (21.07 – 22.30)
19. Talk about Farewell to Miltown and 'Junior' Crehan’s reels (22.31 – 22.45)
20. Reel: An Evening in Clare (22.55 – 24.12)
21. Talk and Tuning (22.46 – 24.47)
22. Reel: Jenny Picking Cockles (?) (24.48 – 25.56)
23. Talk about Junior making tunes – ‘brings some of them from other reels’ (25.57 – 26.19)
24. Reel: Humours of Lisadell (26.25 – 27.44)
25. Reels (2): Old Torn Petticoat/Green Fields of America (28.00 – 30.07)
26. Talk about item 25 (30.08 – 30.31)
27. Reel: Liffey Banks (30.34 – 32.01)
28. Talk about item 27 (32.02 – 32.13)
29. Reel: Mountain Top (32.25 – 33.24)
30. Talk about hornpipe ‘Flowing Tide’; Chris Droney (33.32 – 33.58)
31. Hornpipe: Murphy’s (?) (34.02 – 35.25)
32. Tuning (35.26 – 35.43)
33. Hornpipe: Murphy's (35.44 – 36.17)
34. Tuning
35. Hornpipes (2): Harvest Home/Boys of Bluehill (36.25 – 38.25)
36. Jig: Geese in the Bog (fragment) (38.27 – 38.38)
37. Reel: Miss McLeod’s (38.45 – 40.00)
38. Talk about item 37 (40.01 – 40.11)
39. Reel: Sailor on the Rock (40.20 – 41.17)
40. Tuning
41. Reels (2): Wheels of the World/Rakish Paddy (41.34 – 44.28)
42. Tuning
43. Reels (2): Steampacket/Copperplate (44.49 – 45.53)
44. Tuning
45. Jig: Hag's Purse (46.04 – 47.31)
46. Tuning
47. Reel: Pigeon on the Gate (unfinished - tape runs out) (48.02 – 48.29)

Michael Downes, photo Peter Laban

Michael Downes, 1999. Photo © Peter Laban

 


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