Josephine Keegan, perhaps better known in the past as the piano player behind Sean McGuire, is also an excellent fiddle player and the composer of many great tunes, some of which have been recorded by well-known players--the band Altan for instance recorded "The Curlews," and "Ronnie Cooper" has been making the rounds lately. This 2-CD set is devoted to her compositions (except for two O'Carolan tunes), performed by her and a whole cast of players on a variety of instruments. The performances are quite good throughout and, with a total of 45 tracks, there's a lot of material to mine there, and a lot of great tunes to discover. A tunebook is also available.

Rating: ***1/2

Price: $29.99                      
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    The Fairy Bridges
    The Nightingale
    Book - The Keegan Tunes
    Book - The Keegan Tunes Book 2
    Book - A Drop in the Ocean Tunebook
1. March: Na Fianna
2. Reels: The Pewter Mug / Burren Hill
3. Hornpipe & Reel: Croghan Hill / The Stone Fiddle
4. Hornpipes: September / The Silver Tankard
5. Jigs: The Thrush in the Bush / O'Hanlon's Bridge / The Copper Kettle
6. O'Carolan's Dowry
7. Reels: The Two Etties
8. Hornpipe: The Black Fiddle
9. Reels: Kelly's Cellars / The Curlews
10. Air, Hornpipe & Reels: Lament / Michael Delargy / Hawthorn Hill / Dublin Road
11. Reels: The Housemartins / Cap & Bells
12. Jigs: St. Patrick's Eve / Only for Barney
13. Reels: Aughacashel / Sturgan Brae
14. Hornpipe & Reel: The Fuschia / Killian's Day
15. Reels: Ronnie Cooper / The Gates of Mullagh
16. Jigs: The Lone Bush / The Good Life
17. Hornpipes: The Munsters / The Riverside Walk
18. Reel: High Jinks
19. Hornpipes: To the Waters & the Wild / The Hazel Wand
20. Jigs: The Straw Rope / The Cable Stitch
21. Hornpipes: The Glass Bowl / The Slieve Luachra
22. Air: Uaigneas

1. Air: Duiche mo Chroi
2. Hornpipes: The West Coast / Fiddlers' Green
3. Jigs: Happy Days Cross / The Cable Stitch
4. Reels: The Piper's Brae / A Pound Each Way
5. Reels: The Far Gate / The Reelin Bridge
6. Reels: The Square of Crossmaglen / Coolderry Bridge
7. Hornpipes: The Brier Pipe / The Thistledown
8. Jigs: Up in the Morning / Footing the Turf
9. March: Bishopswood
10. Air & Reel: Ar Slieve Breac / The Yew Tree
11. Reels: The Conor Stone / Keelaghan's Manta
12. O'Carolan: Morgan Magan
13. Reels: Bulmer's No. 13 / The Real McCoy
14. Jigs: The Orchard / Brown's Cows
15. Reels: The Blueberry Bush / The Mousetrap
16. Reels: The Horseshoe / The Money Spider
17. Hornpipes: The Coolderry / The Copper Beach
18. Reels: Clear the Decks / The Waterfall
19. Jigs: The Straw Rope / Black Rosie
20. Reels: Aughcashel / Ronnie Cooper
21. Jig, Hornpipe & Reel: The Fugitive / The Rainbow / Delight in Disorder
22. Reels: Molly Eamonn Mor / Monday Morning
23. March: Glassdrummond