Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh & Danny O’Mahony at Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, December 2014

Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh & Danny O’Mahony at Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, December 2014

Now playing: Port An Bhrathair, jig ; Apples in winter, jig / Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh ; Danny O’Mahony
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  1. Port An Bhrathair, jig ; Apples in winter, jig / Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh ; Danny O’Mahony
  2. The limestone rock, reel ; and other reels / Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh ; Danny O’Mahony
  3. The lone bush, hornpipe ; Humours of Tullycrine, hornpipe / Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh ; Danny O’Mahony
  4. Banks of Clyde, air ; Rathcroghan reel ; and other reels / Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh ; Danny O’Mahony
  5. Sport, jig ; The rolling wave, jig / Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh ; Danny O’Mahony
  6. Hayden’s fancy, polka ; and other polkas / Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh ; Danny O’Mahony
  7. The jolly roving tar, barndance ; and reels / Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh ; Danny O’Mahony
  8. The girl that broke my heart, reel ; and other reels / Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh
  9. The porthole of the kelp, reel ; and other reels / Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh ; Danny O’Mahony
  10. Delaney’s drummers, jig ; Cooley’s, jig / Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh ; Danny O’Mahony
  11. Farrell O’Gara, reel ; and other reels / Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh ; Danny O’Mahony

Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh & Danny O’Mahony at Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, December 2014

Meath concertina player Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh and Kerry accordion and melodeon player Danny O’Mahony have been attracting much favourable attention in recent years for their spirited and impromptu duets, and their collaboration resulted in 2012 in a well received CD As It Happened. They recently played at the inaugural Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, in Gaoth Dobhair, Co Donegal, where they were recorded on 29 December 2014 by Irish Traditional Music Archive staff in An Gailearaí, Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair. A selection of their pieces are presented here with the kind permission of the musicians.

One of the accordions regularly played by Danny O’Mahony belonged formerly to his late relative Tom Carmody, an accordion and fiddle player who performed professionally in New York from the 1920s. An ITMA playlist of Tom Carmody’s music and further information is available here.

For further information on the As It Happened CD click here. For the winter school Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair click here.

With thanks to Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh & Danny O’Mahony, and to Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair for facilitating the recording.

NC & DD, 1 February 2015