At the Crossroads


The East Clare Style - An Introduction

Ep. 5

Although not intended to be a comprehensive study, in this episode I will touch on some basics regarding the East Clare style. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find material of everyone I wished to include, particularly John Naughton. No doubt, I'll make a return to this subject, even if only indirectly, in a future episode.

Apologies also if the sound causes any issue at some points. My interface is currently being replaced due to malfunctioning and I should have it rectified from the next episode onwards.


00:00 Mary MacNamara & Martin Hayes (TV appearance, 1981): John Naughton's / The Cottage in the Grove

09:32 Joe Bane (selection of private recordings, 1983): I Have a Bonnet Trimmed WIth Blue; The New Mown Meadows; The Morning Dew / Cooley's Reel; Bonaparte Crossing the Alps

18:15 Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin & Bridie Lafferty (All-Ireland Champions Violin, 1959): Rolling in the Barrell / The Tap Room / The Earl's Chair

21:47 Paddy Canny (Private Recording): Coppers & Brass; Two Un-named Mazurkas

29:51 P.J Hayes, Francie Donnellan & Sean Donnelly (Geantraí, 1998): The Four Courts / Rip the Calico

34:25 Martin Rochford on pipes (Selection of Private Recordings): Blackberry Blossom; Knotted Chord; Otter's Holt

41:07 Martin Rochford on fiddle (Selection of Private Recordings): Caisleáin an Óir; Mist Covered Mountain; Paddy Fahy's Reel / Humours of Scariff

47:52 Paddy O'Donoghue (Private recording, 2005): Aine's Invitation / The Trip to Peterswell

51:30 Andrew MacNamara & Brendan Hearty (TV appearance): Otter's Holt / Concert Reel

54:48 Andrew & Mary MacNamara (Open Hearth, 2004): John Naughton's Jig

57:20 Kieran Hanrahan (Plays the Tenor Banjo, 1998): The Girl that Broke my Heart

1:00:57 Joan Hanrahan, Dympna O'Sullivan & Tola Custy (Geantraí, 2005): The Banks of Lough Gowna / Tommy Mulhaire's / An Lurgadán

1:06:02 Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin & Patrick Ourceau (Tracin', 1999): Jack Coughlan’s / Lady Gordon ; The Jig of Port Fleadh / Whelan’s Old Sow

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