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Martin Hayes, fiddle
Maghera, Caher, Feakle
John 'Young John' Naughton, concertina
Kilclaran, Feakle


Recorded in Hayes’ home, 13th September 1979. John Naughton cassette in possession of Hayes’ family copied via microphone in Hayes’ home. Date and venue of original recording unknown.
Recorded by Barry Taylor (Cassette tape TDK AD – C90)
BR Taylor Collection Tape 057


Martin Hayes


Items 1 - 18: Martin Hayes, fiddle (aged 17). Also voice of Peggy Hayes
Items 9 - 23: John Naughton, concertina

1. Reels (3): Gan ainm/John Naughton's/The Man of the House (.01 – 3.06)
2. Reel: Gan ainm (3.23 – 4.48)
3. Reel: Within a Mile of Dublin (5.01 – 8.04)
4. Talk: About learning tunes from John Naughton, Kilclaran (8.07 – 8.47)
5. Jig: Gan ainm (8.49 – 11.13)
6. Talk: About John Naughton (‘Young John’) (11.16 – 11.47)
7. Hornpipe: Drunken Sailor (11.57 – 14.17)
8. Talk: About learning item 7 from record of Brendan McGlinchey; does not read music (14.18 – 14.59)
9. Reel: Within a Mile of Dublin (fragment) (15.11 – 15.34)
10. Reel: The Volunteer (15.45 – 17.10)
11. Talk: About learning item 10 from Mick Mulcahy, Co. Kerry (17.11 – 17.23)
12. Reels (2): Scartaglen/Fisherman’s Lilt (17.31 – 19.44)
13. Talk: learned item from Brendan McMahon (19.47 – 20.00)
14. Reel: Glen Owen (20.20 – 21.52)
15. Talk: About playing tunes in different keys; unusual harmonic structures; learning tunes; moving tunes from one instrument to another; John Naughton (21.55 – 25.37)
16. Reels (2): Splendid Isolation/Boys of Ballysodare (2-part version in key of F) (25.46 – 28.08)
17. Talk: About item 16 (28.12 – 28.52)
18. Reel: Morning Star (as learned from recording of Patrick Kelly – in key of F) (29.16 – 30.22)

19. Jigs (2): Mug of Brown Ale/Ship in Full Sail (30.55 – 34.41)
20. Reel: Tie the Ribbons (34.45 – 35.50)
21. Reels (2): Gan ainm/John Naughton's (35.57 – 37.56)
22. Reel: John Naughton's (38.00 – 39.00)
23. Reel: Beauty Spot (39.04 – 40.00)

Martin Hayes, photo Peter Laban

Martin Hayes, 2009. Photo © Peter Laban

 


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