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Martin & P Joe Hayes, fiddles
Maghera, Caher, Feakle


Recorded in Hayes’ home, July 1976
Recorded by Barry Taylor
BR Taylor Collection Tape 022


Martin & P Joe Hayes


Items 1; 3; 5; 7: Martin Hayes (aged 14)
Items 10; 12; 14: P. Joe Hayes (aged 55)

1. Reels (2): Drag Her Round the Road/Swallow (.03 – 1.43)
2. Talk: about Martin’s playing (1.50 – 2.17)
3. Reel: Graf Spey (2.18 – 3.53)
4. Talk: about Martin’s playing – playing for about 3 years; learned from father (3.54 – 4.50)
5. Reel: Whistling Postman (4.50 – 5.58)
6. Talk: P. Joe Hayes on young players; on playing in competitions; variations in judging (6.07 – 8.27)
7. Hornpipe: Caisleán an Óir (8.35 – 11.18)
8. Talk: P. Joe Hayes on learning in traditional manner; learning from Paddy Canny; about Johnny Allen (11.20 – 15.50)
9. Jig: Hag at the Churn (15.52 – 17.02)
10. Reels: Dick Cogrove’s (Yellow Tinker)/Rolling in the Barrel (17.22 – 18.57)
11. Talk: ‘What do you think of that? Bad!’ (19.00 – 19.35)
12. Reel: Reel of Bogie (19.40 – 20.54)
13. Talk: about difference between Junior Crehan’s and P Joe’s style; PJ: Junior not so fast; playing with the ceili band: affects individual playing but didn’t change Paddy Canny’s style; dancing has got faster; Joe Cooley was a slow player; fiddle players around the area – very few; O’Donoghue’s in Bodyke; Patrick Moloney; Martin Rochford; all these players had individual styles; playing for country house dances was very hard; wren dances on Stephen’s Day; called a ‘soiree’ in Kerry – wren ball; finished in this area around 20 years ago; there were plenty of dances in Hayes’ kitchen; no special ‘wren’ dance – sets would be danced; ‘The wren, the wren, the king of the birds (21.00 – 28.40)
14. Jigs: P. Joe’s (related to ‘Castle’) (28.55 – 30.41)
15. Talk: about individual ways of playing (30.45 – 31.44)

P Joe Hayes in 1998

P Joe Hayes, 1998. Photo © Peter Laban

Martin Hayes playing at the Willie Clancy Summer School in Miltown Malbay, 2009.  Photo Peter Laban.

Martin Hayes playing at the Willie Clancy Summer School
in Miltown Malbay, 2009. Photo © Peter Laban.

 


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