Show 132 – Free Reed Frenzy

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Last week, Katie and Joe flipped a coin to see whether we’d feature a show about the Irish flute or the accordion. Flutes won, so this week, we are pleased to present an hour of hard-driving music featuring the accordion and the concertina. These instruments are “Free Reed” which means that the reeds inside are not encumbered by a mouthpiece or clamp and are free to vibrate as air passes over them, much like a harmonica. Although much-maligned and the butt of many jokes, in the hands of masters like these, accordions are a sheer delight.

This week, Katie and Joe play tracks from: Caroline Keane, David Munnelly & Jonas Fromseier, Bumblebees, Mary Macnamara, Beth Patterson & Patrick O’Flaherty, Sharon Shannon, Tim Edey, Liz Carroll & Tommy Maguire, Nuala Kennedy, Silly Wizard, Danu´, Caitlín & Ciarán, Bridgetown, 3’oh, Jackie Daly, and Noel Hill & Tony MacMahon

Our FairPlé score this week: 47


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 Paddy From Portlaw-The Old Flail-When the Cat’s Away Caroline Keane Shine
3 The Maid that left the Country, The Chicago, Gneevguilla David Munnelly & Jonas Fromseier TEN
4 Old French Reel-Malt on the Optics-The Miser’s Purse Bumblebees Buzzin’
5 The Cavan Reel, Sporting Nell, Rattigan’s Mary Macnamara The Blackberry Blossom
6 Haste to the Wedding-The Finger Beth Patterson & Patrick O’Flaherty Caelic
7 Glentown Sharon Shannon The Sharon Shannon Collection 1990-2005
8 The Mad Jigs Tim Edey Music From The Dingle Peninsula And Beyond
9 John Brady’s-The King Of The Clans Liz Carroll-Tommy Maguire Kiss Me, Kate Irish Fiddle And Accordion
10 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
11 Tha Mi Sgith (Strathspey), Eck Stewart’s March, MacKenzie’s Fancy (Marches) Silly Wizard Wild And Beautiful
12 An Deirc Danu´ All Things Considered
13 Shannon’s Reel-Patsy Touhey’s Rip The Calico-The Old Down The Broom Caitlín & Ciarán Caitlín & Ciarán
14 The Sun Is Burning Bridgetown East Of The Tracks
15 Homes Of Donegal 3’oh On The Go
16 Jackie Daly: Sweeney’s Wheel Various Artists Masters of the Celtic Accordion; The Big Squeeze
17 The Ash-Plant, The Black-Haired Lass, Jenny Picking Coc Noel Hill & Tony MacMahon In Knocknagree