Harry Bradley, Briain O'Domhnaill, Gary Hastings, Conor Byrne, Gerry O'Donnell, Marcas O'Murchu, Matt Molloy, Desi Wilkinson, Hammy Hamilton, Clodach Nic Ruairi, Paul O'Shaughnessy, Tara Bingham, Paul McGrattan: flute

The late Frankie Kennedy, a founding member of the Donegal band Altan, was not only a talented flute player but also a wonderful person, humorous, generous with his talents, and courageous in the face of the disease that took him away all too soon. This is a wonderful tribute to the man and his music, in the tunes played by a who's who of the Irish traditional flute playing world, as well as in the words with which the musicians evoke Kennedy in the liner notes and communicate their love and respect for him. In that respect, Paul O'Shaughnessy's story of Kennedy accompanying a piper with the car horn takes the prize, while Paul McGrattan's closing track is a masterpiece.

Rating: **** 1/2

Price: $24.99                      Recommended
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1. Polkas: Jenny Lind / John McKenna's
2. Air & Highlands: Is Trua Nach Bhfuil Me i Sasain / The Tory Highlands
3. Reels: The Piper's Broken Finger / The Old Road to Garry
4. Jig, Set Dance & Reel: Seamus Ennis' / The Ace and Deuce of Pipering / Gilbert's Fancy
5. Air & Jigs: Bessie the Beauty of Rossinure Hill / The Priest and his Boots / The High Geese in the Bog
6. Jigs: Tonra's Jig / The Killavil Jig
7. Air & Reels: A Stor mo Chroi / The Primrose Lass / McGovern's Favourite
8. March & Reel: Bonaparte Crossing the Alps / Down the Broom
9. Polkas: My Love is but a Lassie / The Dark Girl Dressed in Blue
10. Air & Jig: Cailin na Gruaige Doinne / Both Meat and Drink
11. Reels: Speed the Plough / Billy Brocken's
12. Jigs: I Burried my Wife and Danced on Top of Her / The Tailor's Small's
13. March, Jig & Reel: Alastruim's March / Cailleach an Airgid / Trim the Velvet