Show 028 – Tommy Peoples (2018-08-11)

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On August 4th, the world lost one of the great Irish traditional players, the Donegal fiddler and prolific composer, Tommy Peoples. If you play Irish music, one of his tunes undoubtedly blossomed out of your instrument. He inspired and influenced so many musicians that he was the only logical (and obvious) choice for TG4’s “Traditional Musician of the Year Award” in 1998. Over the last few days, both Katie and Joe have been reading beautiful messages all across social media as musicians great and small share their memories of Tommy Peoples. To remember his contribution to Irish traditional music, we’re dedicating a full 40 minutes of our show to him and his music.


# Track >Artist Release
1 The Dog At The Cheese-The Hen That Led The Band-The Priest The Humours Hole In The Hedge
2 Micho Russell’s-Paddy Kelly’s-Paddy Kelly’s (Reels) Kathleen Conneely The Coming of Spring
3 The Ogham Stone Michael McGoldrick Arc
4 Rip Off Pharoah-The Mountain Stream-Captain Scuttle Kathryn Tickell The Best Of
5 If There Were No Women in the World Skip Healy Purgatory Chasm
6 Woman Of The House; Morning Star Tommy Peoples The Iron Man
7 Tommy Peoples-The Long Drop-Callaghan’s Kevin Crawford In Good Company
8 The Monaghan Twig Paddy Keenan-Tommy Peoples Live From The Katharine Cornell Theater
9 The Green Groves Of Erin-The Flowers Of Red Hill The Bothy Band 1975: The First Album
10 The Rambling Pitchfork/Trip to Reykjavik/Tommy Peoples Charlene Adzima The Initiation
11 Bridie And The Pole Máirtín de Cógáin Project, The From Cork with Love
12 Eddie Kelly’s-Farewell to Chernobyl Bumblebees Buzzin’
13 Fair Margaret & Sweet William Colleen Raney Linnet
14 12th of June Dàimh The Rough Bounds
15 Funny Reels Shannon Green Hypnosis
16 Thomas Muir Of Huntershill Dick Gaughan Redwood Cathedral
17 Leatherwing Bat Celia Ramsay & Shay Black Singer’s Request
18 Ta Se Mahogany Gaspipe Barry Kinane The Old Grey Cobblestone
19 Mcdermott’s, Charlie Lennon No. 4, Tommy Peoples’ Reel Mórga Mórga
20 Tommy Peoples-The Windmill-Fintan Mcmanus’s (Reels) Altan Island Angel
21 Michael Dwyer’s Jig Oisin Mac Diarmada, Brian Fitzgerald, Micheal O’Ruanaigh Traditional Music On Fiddle, Banjo & Harp
22 Strasphey: King George IV Tommy Peoples Waiting For A Call
23 The Graf Spee (Reel) Matt Molloy, Paul Brady And Tommy Peoples Molloy, Brady, Peoples
24 Jigs: The Return Home-Tommy Peoples Laurence Nugent Two For Two
25 The Silver Slipper, The Old Hag In The Kiln Tommy Peoples The High Part Of The Road
26 Geese In The Bog-The Wandering Minstrel-The Pride Of Moyvane-The Low Road to Glin-The High Road to Glin Eileen Ivers Traditional Irish Music
27 Strange Affair Niamh Dunne Portraits
28 Uist Kerry Set: Bu Chaomh Leam Bhith Fuireach-Port Dealai-Neili Eamon Doorley-Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh-Julie Fowlis-Ross Martin Dual
29 Farewell To Ireland Tommy Peoples The High Part Of The Road
30 Wee C Whistle Set Nuala Kennedy & Mike Bryan A Wee Selection