Show 318 – Back Me Up Here

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This week, Katie Marie and Joe explore beyond the boundaries of Pure Drop trad music and wade through the waters of backup and accompaniment. Frequently belittled by the proponents of straight-ahead, dance music that feature the familiar melody instruments, backup players can make or break a session, even if they don’t get the spotlight. We’ll look at guitar, electric guitar(!), bouzouki, piano, and bodhran.

The player this week: John Doyle, Daoiri Farrell, Deaf Shepherd, Beth Patterson, Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn with Briain Bourke, Artisan Row, Guichen, James Morrison, Zonk, Becky Tracy, Neill Lyons, Liam Kelly, and The Maguires.

Our FairPlé score this week: 36


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 Reels: The Gooseberry Bush-The Sailor’s Return John Doyle Masters Of The Irish Guitar
3 Father Murphy Daoiri Farrell The Wedding Above In Glencree
4 New Pa: Ross Battery/Johann McTartan/Lochiel’s Awa Tae France/Flowers of Red Hill Deaf Shepherd Ae Spark O Nature’s Fire
5 Epona Beth Patterson Caught in the Act
6 The Dark Haired Lass-The Shoemaker’s Daughter Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn with Briain Bourke Traditional Irish Music on Fiddle & Bouzouki, Volume II
7 Jig & Slip Jig Tynagh’s-Bean Pháidín-Cait agus Áine-Mill Hill Turning Artisan Row Wild Winds
8 Gougane Guichen BroZHers
9 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
10 Rakish Paddy-The Wheels Of The World James Morrison The Wheels Of The World Vol. 1
11 The Hind Set (Jigs) Zonk Musique Bretonne et Irlandaise
12 Finistère-Walls of Saint Malo-Quimper Gavotte-Walls of Saint Malo Becky Tracy Evergreen
13 Les Odeurs Du Passé Guichen Dreams Of Brittany
14 Solo Neill Lyons Skins And Sins
15 Reels: Black Pat/Lady Gordon’s/Lady McDonald’s Liam Kelly Sweetwood
16 Fergal O’Gara’s-the Hunter’s House-Speed the Plough The Maguires Little Giants & Other Oxymorons