Show 284 – Buttons and Banjos

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This week, Katie Marie and Joe put together a delightful hour of trad music featuring the button box accordion and the four-string tenor banjo. Although we’ve all seen the comic panels featuring the torment spawned by these instruments, we think you’ll agree that these two instruments are an absolute joy in their own right.

Our artists this week are: Mary Rafferty; Angelina Carberry & Martin Quinn; Dermot Byrne, Éamonn Coyne & John Doyle; Solas; Three Mile Stone; Caitlín & Ciarán; Aoibheann & Pamela Quelly; Beoga; Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich & Matt Griffin; Sharon Shannon; Boxing Banjo; Theresa O’Grady; Lily Gems & Eileen O’ Driscoll; Josephine Marsh; Joe Burke; and Mick McAuley.

Our FairPlé score this week: 63


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 Seamus Tansey’s-Paddy O’Brien’s (Reels) Mary Rafferty Hand-Me-Downs
3 The Green Groves of Erin-Burnes Angelina Carberry & Martin Quinn Angelina Carberry & Martin Quinn
4 Nia’s Barndance-Cúlfhionn March Dermot Byrne, Éamonn Coyne & John Doyle Liag
5 Vital Mental Medicine_The Pullet Solas For Love and Laughter
6 Piper on Horseback-Mullingar Lea-Malloy s Favorite Three Mile Stone Three Mile Stone
7 Joe Cooley’s Morning Dew-The New Mown Meadows Caitlín & Ciarán Caitlín & Ciarán
8 Master Crowley’s- Sweeney’s Buttermilk- Maghera Mountain (Reels) Aoibheann & Pamela Quelly Beyond The Bellows & The Bow
9 Boxy Set Beoga A Lovely Madness
10 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
11 Finnegan’s Wake Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich & Matt Griffin Cuisle
12 Tickle Her Leg Sharon Shannon Spellbound
13 The Slug Boxing Banjo Round #1
14 Reels: Patsy Touhey’s, Tommy Coen’s, The Geese in the Bog Theresa O’Grady BANJO’ista
15 Glen of Aherlow-Miss Monaghan’s Lily Gems & Eileen O’ Driscoll Early Reflections
16 John Naughton’s-Camden Town Josephine Marsh Josephine Marsh
17 The Mullingar Lea-The Crooked Road To Dublin Joe Burke Bucks Of Oranmore
18 The Pumphouse Jig-Malbay Nights-The Fishnet Jig (Jig-Slip Jigs) Mick McAuley An Ocean’s Breadth