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Tara 2007

 

PADDY GLACKIN ~ PADDY KEENAN

PADDY KEENAN-Uilleann Pipes (Concert "D" Pitch)

PADDY GLACKIN-Fiddles, Viola

DONAL LUNNY-Bodhran and Blarge

NOEL KENNY­Concertina

SIDE ONE

1 REELS:
The Mountain Road/The Congress Reel.

2 HORNPIPES:
The Plains of Boyle/Cronin's Hornpipe.

3 REEL:
Castlekelly.

4 REEL:
The Bunch of Keys. (Pipe Solo)

5 JIGS:
Tripping Up The Stairs/Fraher's Jig.

6 REEL:
Jenny s Welcome Charlie.

7 REELS:
The Boyne Hunt/Toss the Feathers.

 

SIDE TWO

1 REELS:
The Dublin Reel/The Woman of the House.

2 JIGS:
The Sporting Pitchfork/The Rambling Pitchfork.

3 REELS:
Last Nights Fun/The Salamanca.

4 JIGS:
My Darling Asleep/Garrett Barry's Jig.

5 SLOW AIR:
Roisin Dubh. (Pipe Solo)

6 REELS:
The Old Bush/The Bucks of Oranmore.

Tape Operator: John Grimes, Track 3 Side 1, Recorded at Willow Sound Studios and Engineered by Ken Kiernan, Special Thanks to Andrew Boland and John Cook, Arranged by Paddy Keenan/Paddy Glackin.

I've known the two Paddys' for a good number of years now both as friends and as fellow­musicians and indeed we've often shared a tune together. They're probably well known to many of you as two of the finest traditional musicians of their generation, so when I heard that they were teaming up for this record I knew that the music would be good.

They have a lot in common (besides the name!)­both grew up in Dublin City; Paddy Glackin on the North side of the Liffey, in Clontarf and Paddy Keenan on the South side, in Ballyfermot. They were each strongly influenced by' their fathers, both of whom play the same instruments as their sons ­John Keenan the uilleann pipes and Tom Glackin the fiddle. Another of the strong influences on Paddy Glackin's playing is the music of Johnny Doherty, a renowned travelling fiddle­player from Donegal. Paddy Keenan has inherited a very old musical tradition in Ireland­the open­fingered style of the travelling pipes, and indeed, one of the solo tracks he plays is a rattling version of The Bunch of Keys, a reel which the late Johnny Doran, a legendary travelling piper, recorded in the 1940's.

The two Paddys' are joined here on some tracks by a truly versatile musician, Donal Lunny who plays the "blarge" (which seems like an evolutionary enlargement of the bouzouki) and also by Noel Kenny, a fiery young concertina player from South County Dublin.

Having heard this album just once, I find it all I expected it to be­strong, exciting and skillful. I've never yet known words to capture fully the mystique of good music, but I'm sure that in many years from now we shall still be listening to the music on this record

  • Peter Browne, 1979

On this record we play tunes which we have played together for years at sessions. Some of them we have inherited from our families, others we have learned from other musicians around Ireland. What we have tried to achieve on this record is to bring out on disc the essential ruggedness and spontaneity of the music, which accounts for some of the musical imperfections. Making this record has been a pleasure and a most enjoyable experience for both of us. We hope you enjoy.

Produced by
P. J. Curtis

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"THE LONG GRAZING ACRE"
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Also re-issues of Paddy's Gael Linn Solo Album ,
Poirt an Phiobaire and
Na Keen Affair on Hot Conya Records are available from www.ossianusa.com

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