From: Deirdre Sullivan & Paul de Grae <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Friday, November 06, 1998 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: Gaelic Roots slow session sources
>>Mike Dugger writes:
>>> Kilfenora is no longer in print (that old one I was talking about)
>>> a new one will be along for folks to learn from to add to there list.
>>> The name is Music For Sets and is available at Rego
>>Which "old one" is that? A friend gave me a tape of "The Kilfenora Ceili
>>-- the only name, but subtitled "The best of Traditional Irish Music from
>>Ireland's Number One Ceili Band" -- marked GTDHHC 141. Notes by Phil
>>McMahon, January 1995. Guests include Gearoid O hAllmhurain and others.
>>track is called "Clonmel 94" in reference to their All-Ireland win in
>>I don't know if yours is an older, different one -- I assume so, or do I
>>some kind of hard-to-find gem on my hands here? From the way you were
>>I got the impression there was only one recording by Kilfenora, but this
>>seems pretty new.
>I have an old LP called simply "Kilfenora Ceili Band", Transatlantic
>TRS 108, 1974; produced by Mick Moloney, and recorded in Ennis
>in January 1974. Some great tunes, and two songs from P.J. Murrihy
>which are not so great. Tommy Peoples is among the fiddle players.
>I don't know if this is the same as the one Mike was talking about
>(Legacy Records CD308). First track: "Kilfenora Reels". Second
>track: single jigs - "John Joe's" and "Bridgie McGrath's".
This album is also available in the UK as part of a 4-CD set entitled "Irish
Folk Favourites" (Castle Communications DCD CD104) which also includes
albums by the Dubliners, Sweeney's Men, Mick Moloney, Eddie and Finbar Furey
and the Grehan Sisters. It's all old Transatlantic material.