Joe Burke: accordion
Charlie Lennon: piano, keyboards

It's been several years (since 1996, to be exact) since we heard last from Joe Burke, but this new CD from the great Galway accordion player should sate his fans' hunger, and then some. Burke's playing is as crisp as ever on his glorious-sounding Bertrand Gaillard box, every detail is meticulously crafted, yet it always sounds so relaxed that one could be lured into thinking it would be so easy to play just like that... And the maestro has gone more than the extra mile here by recording no less than 21 tracks--you wouldn't get that from a record company! There are great reels and jigs galore, including the classic East Galway reel "Paddy Kelly's Four Part," virtuosic hornpipes, like "The Banks," lovely airs, among which "The Wounded Huzzar," even a spicy French musette piece, the whole accompanied with the perfection and subtlety we have come to expect from Charlie Lennon.

Rating: ****

Price: $24.99Recommended
Our Catalogue 
email me
1. Reels: The Dawn / The Morning Mist
2. Jigs: My Darling Asleep / Cailleach an Airgid
3. Hornpipes: McMahon's / The Ballyoran
4. Air: The Lament for Aughrim
5. Reels: The Scholar / Pretty Peggy
6. Jigs: Currants for Cakes and Raisins for Everything / The Frog in the Well
7. Musette: Le Petit Accordeon
8. Reels: The Heathery Breeze / Rigney's Reel
9. Air: The Green Fields of Canada
10. Reels: Bonnie Kate / Jenny's Chickens
11. Strathspey & Reel: The Laird of Drumblair / Colonel Rodney
12. Air: Eochaill
13. Reels: Paddy Kelly's Four Part / The Pidgeon on the Gate
14. Hornpipe: The Banks
15. Reels: Follow Me Down to Carlow / The Wheels of the World
16. O'Carolan's Concerto
17. Reels: Last Night's Fun / The Traveller
18. Air: The Wounded Huzzar
19.Reels: A Rainy Day / The Humours of Monstreaden
20. Hornpipes: Fly by Night / The Shaskeen
21. Reels: Spike Island Lassies / Farewell to Leitrim
See also:
Joe Burke, Brian Conway, Felix Dolan: A Tribute to Andy McGann