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In Knocknagree, Noel Hill & Tony MacMahon
Excellent concertina and accordion by two masters... I love this CD!
Sunny Spells And Scattered Showers, Solas
When they still had John Williams, on concertina and accordion. Superb and very
lively and energetic renditions of many traditional tunes. Powerful stuff! Incredible
The Words That Remain, Solas
Excellent musicianship, varied selection of tunes, and great production.
The Truth of a Woman, Kristina Olsen
Superb music by an extremely talented singer, songwriter, guitarist, and english
Duet, Kristina Olsen
More fine music and song by our friend Kristina!
John Kirkpatrick, Force Of Habit
The Wind Among the Reeds,
Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy
Pipes and anglo concertina. I like both instruments, and I like this recording.
Garden of Butterflies, Jody's
Excellent fiddle and guitar, and of course our comrade Jack Gilder on anglo concertina.
Music of Dreams
More excellent accordion and concertina by Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. Noel plays
his famous Bucks of Oranmore on this one -- amazing! A must-buy.
Chieftains; Collection: The Very Best of the Claddagh Years.
I love the old Chieftains stuff. Timeless.
The Bothy Band; 1975: The First Album
Wow, another classic from the Good Old Days.
Another Bothy Band recording: BBC Radio One: The Bothy Band Live In Concert
You've got to hear the pipe solo by Paddy Keenan composed of the jig "Garret
Barry's" and the reel "The Bucks of Oranmore."
I finally got around the buying this CD and it's great! I actually prefer his
accordion-playing on this recording, but he plays a fine concertina too and the
music and accompaniment is all first-class. A must have for the concertina fan,
and only $13 at Amazon.com, so what are you waiting for?!?
Sound & Spirit: Welcoming
Children Into The World
No concertina on this one (as far as I know) but my family loves this one. Super
selection of songs from around the world, and I'm not a very sentimental guy,
but if you have kids, some of these are sure to make you all teary-eyed. I love
the french song "C'est la vie" -- be sure to check out the sound clip.
From the Beginning:
The Chieftains 1 to 4 (Box Set)
A box set of the first four Chieftains recordings. Great gift idea. These were
(like for many people) at least partially responsible for my "discovery"
of traditional Irish music. Full of passion, energy, life and creativity.
for Anglo-Chromatic Concertina
Concertina.net reader Matthew Soane says of this and the Handbook for English
Concertina: "...There is very little tuition in them! Really there are
just a few pages of excercises and chord charts - and that's it!!! The rest of
the book is made up of a dozen or so tunes... I wouldn't recommend the Watson
books at all. I cannot see how I would have made any progress with them. In fact
I suspect I would have given up!"
the Butler tutor for the English (out of print, but still available from some
speciality shops) is the one to get.