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Michael Downes, fiddle
Cloonlaheen West, Mullagh


Recorded in Downes’ home, 2nd July 1978
Recorded by Barry Taylor
BR Taylor Collection Tape 039 - 1


Michael Downes


1. Reel: Otter's Holt (.02 - .45)
2. Reels (2): Pigeon on the Gate/Toss the Feathers (.57 – 2.46)
3. Reel: Bucks of Oranmore (2.48 – 4.17)
4. Reels (2): Jug of Punch/Eddie Kelly’s (4.18 – 6.40)
5. Reels (2): Connolly’s/Mullingar Races (short break in middle) (6.46 – 8.57)
6. Reel: Last Night’s Fun (part only) (9.00 – 9.34)
7. Reel: Dairy Maid (9.38 – 10.40)
8. Reels (4): Farrell O’Gara/Molloy’s Favourite/Humours of Scariff/Boy in the Gap (10.46 – 14.48)
9. Reels (2): Humours of Lissadell/Reel of Mullinavat (fragment) (15.00 – 16.23)
10. Jig: Humours of Ballyloughlin (16.29 – 18.04)
11. Reel: Chicago (18.12 – 19.25)
12. Reels (2): Wheels of the World/Wheels of the World (different version) (19.40 – 20.55)
13. Reel: Castle Kelly (21.05 – 21.43)
14. Reel: Mother's Delight (21.48 – 23.05)
15. Reels: Wild Irishman/O’Rourke’s (23.22 – 25.11)

Michael Downes, Kitty Hayes & Paddy Galvin, 1999. Photo Peter Laban.

Michael Downes, Kitty Hayes & Paddy Galvin, 1999. Photo © Peter Laban.



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