Show 161 – The Fiddle

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This week, Katie Marie and Joe skim the deep waters of Irish regional fiddle styles. Worthy of years of advanced academic study, describing a fiddle style that defines the music of each part of Ireland is difficult. Some scholars claim that isolation and lack of travel caused fiddle players in various parts of Ireland to develop distinct sounds. Others counter that mobility was always there, and traveling musicians would bring their musical styles across Ireland. So, in this show, we play examples of the commonly-known fiddle styles, without knowing if the regional sound defined the musicians or did the musicians define the sound with their unique playing?

This week we play: Martin Hayes; Paddy Canny; Mary Macnamara; Altan; Tommy Peoples; Johnny Doherty; Padraig O’Keeffe; Sliabh Notes; Michael Coleman; Kevin Burke; The Fire; Deaf Shepherd; Oisin Mac Diarmada; Liz Carroll & Jake Charron; and Matt Molloy, Tommy Peoples, and Paul Brady.

Our FairPlé score this week: 33


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 Rakish Paddy Martin Hayes Under The Moon
3 Reels Toss The Feathers-Repeal Of The Union Paddy Canny Traditional Music From The Legendary East Clare Fiddler
4 The Killavil Jig-Have A Drink With Me Mary Macnamara Traditional Music From East Clare
5 The Templehouse Strathspey & Reel-John Mhosey McGinley’s-The Mermaid of Mullaghmore Altan The Gap of Dreams
6 Reels: The Drunken Landlady-The Fisherman’s Island Tommy Peoples Waiting For A Call
7 The Mountain Road Johnny Doherty The Floating Bow
8 Slides The Gleanntan Frolics-The Hare In The Corn Padraig O’keeffe The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master
9 Dan Murphy’s Slide-Danny Ab’s Slide-Nell O’sullivan’s … Sliabh Notes Gleanntán
10 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
11 Tarbolton-The Longford Collector-The Sailor’s Bonnet Michael Coleman The Wheels Of The World Vol. 1
12 Shephard’s Daughter-Jerusalem Ridge-Michael Kennedy’s Reel Kevin Burke Up Close
13 The Laird of Foveran The Fire Radiance
14 Jimmy Lothian’s Uist Dance-Lady Madelina Sinclair-Grant’s Reel-Dunse Dings A-Haggs Castle Deaf Shepherd Even In The Rain
15 The Maids Of Mount Kisco-Johnny Henry’s Reels Oisin Mac Diarmada Ar An Bhfidil On The Fiddle
16 The Twelve Steps-Trail Magic Liz Carroll & Jake Charron Half Day Road
17 Matt Peoples (Reels) Matt Molloy Matt Molloy, Paul Brady And Tommy Peoples