Here, we are presented with a refreshing example of purely traditional fiddle and flute music. Virtuosity and subtlety, thoughtful selection and versions of tunes enhanced with sensitive accompaniment make this a fine recording. Patsy Hanly.
The combination of flute and fiddle has pride of place in traditional Irish music and Pride of the West draws on the immense flute and fiddle tradition of north Connacht and on the musicians' strong Roscommon connections, and communicates the excitement, tension and tranquillity inherent in the combination of these two great instruments.
The tunes on the album are mainly from the Sligo - Roscommon repertoire and include unusual local versions of tunes as well as some new compositions.
Accompaniment is ably and subtly provided by Paddy McEvoy, John McEvoy's son, on piano and Arty McGlynn on guitar.
- Jack Coen's Jig / Pride of the West / Péarla an Iarthair
- Kilglass Lakes / Lochanna Chill Ghlais
- Auchdon House / Teach Auchdon
- The Red-haired Lass / An Cailín Rua
- The Green Fields of America / Cuibhrinn Ghlasa Mheiriceá / Molly Brannigan
- An Súisín Ban
- The Humours of Castlebernard / Súgradh Chaisleán Bhearnaird
- The Cedars of Lebanon / Céadair na Liobáine
- John Egan's / Ríl Sheáin Mhic Aogáin
- Doonagore / Dún na nGabhar
- Gallant Boys of Tipperary
- The Wandering Minstrel / An tOirfideach Fánach
- Happy To Meet, Sorry to Part / Is Sultmhar an Casadh, Is Uaigneach an Scaradh
- I will if I can / Déanfad má fhéadaim
- The Crib of Perches / An Ciseán Péirsí
- The Tinker's Stick / Bata an Tincéara / The Cloontia Reel
- Ballina Lass
- Come Up to the Room, I Want Ye / Tar Aníos go dtí an Seomra, Tá Gnó agam Díot / The Old Maids of Galway
- Farewell to Whiskey
- My Love Is But a Lassie / Níl in Mo Ghrá ach Cailín Óg
- The Lakes of Sligo / Lochanna Shligigh
- The Mountain Top / Mullach an tSléibhe
- Ciaran's reel
- Edward on Lough Erne's Shore / Éamonn ar Bhruach Loch Éirne
- The Tooth Fairy / An tSióg Fiacla
- Fraher's jig / Port Uí Fhearchair
- The Piper's Despair / Éadóchas an Phíobaire / Curly Mike
- The Mullingar Lea / Bán an Mhuillinn Ghearr
- The Balmoral Highlander / Híleantóir Balmoral
- Thistle and Shamrock / Con Cassidy's
- The Strayaway Child / An Leanbh ar Seachrán
- The Maid of Mount Cisco / Bruinneall Mount Cisco
- The Fairy Reel / Ríl na Sióg
- Maggie on the Shore
- Larry MacDonagh's Reel / Ríl Learaí Mhic Dhonnchadha
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