Pat O'Connor: fiddle
Josephine Marsh: fiddle
Quentin Cooper: guitar

Pat O'Connor is a fiddle player from East Co. Clare and his music has the moderate pace and easy flow associated with that region. Recorded at the home of Quentin Cooper, who provides guitar accompaniments on most tracks, this has very much the feel of a field recording. Once can almost feel the musicians relaxing and "opening up" musically as things progress. On two of the tracks, O'Connor is joined by Josephine Marsh who traded her accordion for a fiddle on this particular occasion. Mostly reels and jigs from the local repertoire, with a set of waltzes and a march thrown in for good measure. Home-grown, "pure drop" traditional music.   

Rating: *** 1/2

Price: $18.99
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1. Reels: Strawberry Blossom / Boil the Kettle Early
2. Reels: Bobby Casey's
3. Reels: Francie Donnellan's Favourites (Reel of Mullinavat / The Queen of May / Dunmore Lassies)
4. Waltzes: Lonely Banna Strand / Boston Burglar
5. Reels: Carty's Pigeon / The Eel in the Sink
6. Reels: Sporting Nell / The Man of the House
7. Hornpipes: The Showman's Fancy / Cronin's
8. Reels: Take your Choice / The Steampacket
9. Reels: Devanney's Goat / Humours of Scarriff / The Mountain Road
10. Reels: Mullingar Lea / Phelim's Frolic
11. Jigs: Junior Crehan's / The Hole in the Boat / The Shores of Lough Gowna
12. Reels: The Bunch of Green Rushes / Polly Put the Kettle on
13. Reels: The Green Mountain / The Ewe Reel
14. March: O'Sullivan the Great
15. Reels: The Dogs among the Bushes
See also:
      The Humours of Derrybeha