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Thread #42025   Message #609527
Posted By: Aidan Crossey
14-Dec-01 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: Irish Box Playing Recordings
Subject: RE: Irish Box Playing Recordings
Plus anything by Seamus Begley ... he can play slides like nobody's business.

I bought a cheapo cassette for 50p the other day by a guy by the name of John Reidy ... melodeon player ... great stuff. But one of those crappily-produced selections - no detail whatsoever (e.g. the track listing goes 1.Polkas 2.Polkas 3.Jigs 4.Polkas 5.Reels, etc.). Plain white inner liner ... v disappointing to someone who gets almost as much pleasure from sleeve notes as from recordings.

One to watch ... Patrick Barcoe, melodeon player from new young group Celtish, whose album "Up For It" is well worth a listen.

Joe Burke, of course!

New group Ceide whose box player is a joy.

Johhny Og Connolly and Brian McGrath - box/banjo interplay which is fantastic.

And what about giving some concertina players a listen? Noel Hill, Jacqueline McCarthy?