PADDY GLACKIN ~ PADDY KEENAN
Pipes (Concert "D" Pitch)
DONAL LUNNY-Bodhran and
The Mountain Road/The Congress Reel.
The Plains of Boyle/Cronin's Hornpipe.
The Bunch of Keys. (Pipe Solo)
Tripping Up The Stairs/Fraher's Jig.
Jenny s Welcome Charlie.
The Boyne Hunt/Toss the Feathers.
The Dublin Reel/The Woman of the House.
The Sporting Pitchfork/The Rambling Pitchfork.
Last Nights Fun/The
Asleep/Garrett Barry's Jig.
Roisin Dubh. (Pipe Solo)
The Old Bush/The Bucks of Oranmore.
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 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
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
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.
"THE LONG GRAZING ACRE"
and Ordering Information
of Paddy's Gael
Linn Solo Album ,
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Keen Affair on Hot Conya Records are available from www.ossianusa.com
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