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Traditional Music of Clkare Live Recordings

Barry Taylor with Michael Downes and Martin Junior Crehan


Live recordings of Irish traditional music sessions from 1962 to 1997 featuring Paddy Canny, Bobby Casey, Willie Clancy, Martin 'Junior' Crehan, Elizabeth (Mrs) Crotty, Michael Downes, Martin Hayes, P Joe Hayes, John Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Paddy Killourhy, Séamus MacMathuna, Peadar O'Loughlin, Seán Reid, Micho Russell and more.

Sessions were recorded in O'Connor's Bar, Doolin; Katty's Bar, Mullagh; Brian Hogan's Bar, Ennis; Seán Reid’s home, Ennis; P Joe Hayes' home, Feakle; Martin 'Junior' Crehan's home, Mullagh; Michael Downes' home, Mullagh; Paddy Joe Clancy's home, Bradford; St. Joseph’s Residential Home, Ennis; Gleeson’s Bar, Coore; Martin Rochford's home, Bodyke; Patrick Kelly's home, Cree; Tulla; Eagle Tavern, New York; Pepper’s Bar, Feakle; Community Centre, Miltown Malbay and in Patsy O’Connor’s Bar, Annageeragh.

Clare County Library is grateful to Barry Taylor for donating material from his extensive collection of audio recordings of traditional music sessions in County Clare. We are also grateful to Peter Laban and Pat Mackenzie for allowing us to use photographs from their collections, and to Mary Custy and Paddy Comber for their help in identifying tunes.

About the BR Taylor Collection
About this project

 

 

Willie Clancy

Micho Russell

Sean Reid

Patrick Kelly

Michael Downes

Martin Junior Crehan

Paddy Canny

P Joe Hayes

John Kelly

Bobby Casey

Paddy Galvin

Elizabeth 'Mrs' Crotyy

Francie Donnellan

Martin Hayes

 

The Sessions:

Session in O’Connor’s Bar, Doolin, 1962
  with Micho Russell, Peadar O’Loughlin, flutes; Willie Shannon, Paddy   Killourhy, fiddles; Willie Clancy, uilleann pipes; Joe Cuneen, whistle and   bodhrán (T85)

Session in Katty’s Bar, Mullagh, 11 July 1976
  with Pat Crehan, flute; Michael Downes, fiddle; Jim McKee, fiddle (T19-2)

Session in Katty’s Bar, Mullagh 26 September 1977
  with Martin ‘Junior’ Crehan; Michael Downes & Barry Taylor, fiddles (T33)

Martin 'Junior' Crehan, fiddle, Bonavella, Mullagh, 8 July 1976 (T24)

Martin ‘Junior’ Crehan, fiddle, place and date unknown (T79-1)

Martin ‘Junior’ Crehan, fiddle; John Fennel, tin whistle; et al, place   unknown, 1972 (T87)

Tony Crehan, concertina; Felix Dolan, piano, New York, 1993/4 (T88)

Michael Downes, fiddle, Cloonlaheen West, Mullagh, 11 July 1976 (T19-1)

Michael Downes, fiddle, Cloonlaheen West, Mullagh, 15 July 1976 (T23)

Michael Downes, fiddle, Cloonlaheen West, Mullagh, 2 July 1978 (T39-1)

Session in Gleeson’s Bar, Coore, 2 July 1978 (Part 1)
  with Michael Downes, Martin ‘Junior’ Crehan, Barry Taylor, fiddles; Stephen   Harrison, Patrick Crehan, flutes; Josie Hayes, Margaret Crehan, whistles;   Tony Crehan, accordion; Pat Kelly, bodhran; unidentified, spoons (T39-2)

Session in Gleeson’s Bar, Coore, 2 July 1978 (Part 2)
  with Michael Downes, Martin ‘Junior’ Crehan, Barry Taylor, fiddles; Stephen   Harrison, Patrick Crehan, flutes; Josie Hayes, Margaret Crehan, whistles;   Tony Crehan, accordion; Pat Kelly, bodhrán; unidentified, spoons (T40-1)

Session in Gleeson’s Bar, Coore, 2 September 1979
  with Martin ‘Junior’ Crehan, Michael Downes, Paddy Galvin, John Joe   Healy, Barry Taylor, fiddles; Josie Hayes, tin whistle; Pat Kelly, bodhrán;   Jim Considine; Dick Wickham?; Vincie Boyle and others (T56)

Patrick Kelly, fiddle, place and date unknown (T105-1)

Elizabeth Crotty, concertina & Patrick Kelly, fiddle, place and date   unknown (T105-2)

Session in Brian Hogan’s Bar, Ennis, 22 September, 1977
  with Peadar O’Loughlin, flute & fiddle; Paddy Canny, fiddle (T31-2)

Recorded in Seán Reid’s home, Gort Road, Ennis, 22 September 1977
  with Mick Malone, fiddle; Father Keogh, fiddle; and Seán Reid, fiddle (T31-1)

Paddy Joe Clancy, fiddle, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, 18 July   1977 (T26)

Mick Malone, fiddle, Ennis 28 September 1977 (T35)

Martin Rochford, uilleann pipes & fiddle, Bodyke, 29 June, 1978 (T45-1)

Martin Rochford, uilleann pipes & fiddle, Tulla, 1995 (T73-2)

Martin Hayes, fiddle & John Naughton, concertina, place and   date unknown   (T57)

John Naughton, concertina & P Joe Hayes, fiddle, Caher, Feakle   26 September 1987 (T59)

Martin & P Joe Hayes, Maghera, Caher, Feakle, July 1976 (T22)

P Joe Hayes, Maghera, Caher, Feakle, September 1991 (T65)

P Joe Hayes, Maghera, Caher, Feakle, October 1985 (T82)

Mark Donnellan & Francie Donnellan, fiddles, Kilkishen (T76)

Paddy Canny & Peadar O’Loughlin, fiddle workshop, Tulla 1995 (T73-1)

Martin Hayes, fiddle, & others, place and date unknown (T79-2)

P. Joe Hayes & Francie Donnellan, fiddles, place and date unknown (T79-3)

P Joe Hayes, fiddle, Barry Taylor, fiddle & concertina & Stephen   Harrison, flute, Caher, Feakle 1994 (T80-1-1)

Session in Pepper’s Bar, Feakle, 22 October 1994
  with P Joe Hayes, fiddle; Jack Broome, banjo; Barry Taylor, fiddle &   concertina; Stephen Harrison, flute (T80-1-2)

Session in Patsy O’Connor’s Bar, Annageeragh, Mullagh 8 July 1995
  with Mick O’Brien, Terry Crehan, Ian McDonald, Mick Crehan, Kieran   Crehan, Niall Crehan & Barry Taylor (T70)

Fiddling Demonstration, Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, 5   July 1976
  with John Kelly, Bobby Casey, Martin 'Junior' Crehan, fiddles (T21)

Feadóg agus Feadóg Mhór Recital, Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown   Malbay, 7 July 1976
  with Séamus MacMathuna, flute & Micho Russell, tin whistle (T55)

East Clare Fiddle Master Class Extracts, Willie Clancy Summer School,   Miltown Malbay, July 1997
  with Martin Hayes, P. Joe Hayes, Francie Donnellan (T74-4)

Session in Pepper’s Bar, Feakle 26 October 1994
  with P Joe Hayes, Jack Broome, Barry Taylor, Stephen Harrison & Dave   Preston (T81)


 

The Musicians:

Vincie Boyle, Mount Scott, Mullagh
Jack Broome, England
Paddy Canny, Kiltannon
Bobby Casey, Annagh, Mullagh
Paddy Joe Clancy, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Willie Clancy, Miltown Malbay
Jim Considine
Kieran Crehan, Dublin
Margaret Crehan, Bonavella, Mullagh
Martin 'Junior' Crehan, Bonavella, Mullagh
Mick Crehan, Galway
Niall Crehan, Dublin
Pat Crehan, Bonavella, Mullagh
Tony Crehan, Bonavilla, Mullagh & Gorey, Wexford
Terry Crehan, Dublin
Elizabeth (Mrs) Crotty, Cooraclare
Joe Cuneen, Spanish Point
Felix Dolan, New York
Francie Donnellan, Kilkishen
Mark Donnellan, Kilkishen
Michael Downes, Cloolaheen West, Mullagh
John Fennel, Quilty
Paddy Galvin,Tromroe, Quilty
Stephen Harrison, Ramsey, Isle of Man
Josie Hayes, Shanaway, Miltown Malbay
Martin Hayes, Maghera, Caher, Feakle (external link)
P Joe Hayes, Maghera, Caher, Feakle
John Joe Healy, Quilty & London
John Kelly, Rehy West, Cross
Pat Kelly
Patrick Kelly, Cree
Father Keogh, Roscommon & Australia
Paddy Killourhy, Liscannor
Ian McDonald
Jim McKee, Moy
Séamus MacMathuna, Cooraclare
Mick Malone, Crusheen
John Naughton, Kilclaren, Feakle
Mick O'Brien, Dublin
Peadar O'Loughlin, Kilmaley
Dave Preston, Powys, Wales
Seán Reid, Ennis
Martin Rochford, Bodyke
Micho Russell, Doolin
Willie Shannon, Doolin
Barry Taylor, Cooraclare
Dick Wickham, Quilty

Bobby Casey & Michael Downes, 1990. Photo Peter Laban
Bobby Casey & Michael Downes, 1990. Photo © Peter Laban.

Martin Rochford and Martin Junior Crehan
Martin Rochford & Martin 'Junior' Crehan, c.1990. Photo © Peter Laban.

Paddy Canny, Peter O'Loughlin, Tommy McCarthy & Chris Droney, 1998. Photo Peter Laban
Paddy Canny, Peter O'Loughlin, Tommy McCarthy & Chris Droney, 1998. Photo Peter Laban.

 

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