Seamus, my note to you bounced, so here it is on the net.
On the records: Paddy Cronin's Copley recordings, in my opinion,
are his best, better than his lps. There are a total of 10 including
2 with Frank Neylon on flute. They are from 'around 1950'.
Flanagan Bros. goes back earlier - banjo and chromatic accordion
with a piano keyboard (I've only ever seen 2 of these). Some neat
wild stuff if you like the sound of 'old' music; many with vocals.
Connie Foley's 1950's 78 are being reisued by Rego. He was really
the first tenor of his style to get away from the Irish American
'When Irish Eyes Are Smiling' stuff and sing the popular songs of
the Irish emigrants of the time. He was very popular for many
years. The Cartons were a popular band in New York, Rockaway
area I think, again the heyday of the 50's, however I think
Mickey Carton still plays, at least I remember seeing his ad in
the Echo in the past year or so.
I think the Barn Dance Boys is Paddy Killoran. Johnny Powell was
one of the big Irish bands in Boston that played Irish and Irish-
If you are willing to sell any, I am interested in the Johnny
Powell and Barn Dance Boys records. I have good facilities for
taping these, digitizing them and removing a significant amount
of the noise from them.
Ted [log in to unmask]