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Ward Irish Music Archives | The Francis O'Neill Cylinders: Thirty-two Recordings of Irish Traditional Music in America circa 1904

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The Francis O'Neill Cylinders: Thirty-two Recordings of Irish Traditional Music in America circa 1904

by Ward Irish Music Archives

This historical CD contains thirty-two rare cylinder recordings from influential Irish traditional musicians created about 1904 in Chicago by famed collector Francis O'Neill.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
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1. The Monaghan Jig
Patsy Touhey
2:42 $0.99
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2. Governor Taylor's March
Patsy Touhey
2:27 $0.99
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3. The Shaskeen Reel
Patsy Touhey
2:13 $0.99
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4. The Ladies' Pantalettes (Reel)
Patsy Touhey
2:24 $0.99
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5. Brian the Brave & The Gardener's Daughter (Air & Reel)
Patsy Touhey
2:16 $0.99
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6. The Duke of Leinster (Reel)
Patsy Touhey
2:06 $0.99
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7. Taylor's Hornpipe
Patsy Touhey
2:20 $0.99
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8. The Maid on the Green (Reel)
Patsy Touhey
2:20 $0.99
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9. John O'Dwyer & Scotch Mary (Air & Reel)
Patsy Touhey
2:15 $0.99
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10. The Croppies' March
Patsy Touhey
2:34 $0.99
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11. The Connachtman's Rambles (Jig)
Patsy Touhey
2:32 $0.99
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12. Touhey's Favorite Hornpipe
Patsy Touhey
2:42 $0.99
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13. Bold Jack Donohue (Air)
James Early
2:16 $0.99
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14. The Maid behind the Bar (Reel)
Patsy Touhey
2:29 $0.99
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15. The Dear Irish Boy (Air)
Patsy Touhey
2:40 $0.99
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16. Scotch Mary (Reel)
Patsy Touhey, James Early & John McFadden
2:20 $0.99
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17. The Blackbird (Set Dance)
Edward Cronin
2:30 $0.99
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18. Hawk's Hornpipe
Bernard Delaney
2:09 $0.99
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19. Doctor O'Neill (Jig)
John McFadden
2:22 $0.99
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20. Miss Monaghan (Reel)
Patsy Touhey
2:20 $0.99
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21. The Sailor's Jacket (Reel)
Bernard Delaney
2:08 $0.99
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22. Judy Hynes (Jig)
Patsy Touhey
2:27 $0.99
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23. Gusty's Frolics (Slip Jig)
Patsy Touhey
2:46 $0.99
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24. Rakish Paddy (Reel)
Patsy Touhey
2:30 $0.99
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25. Dan Curley (Air)
James Early
2:37 $0.99
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26. Banish Misfortune (Jig)
Edward Cronin
2:37 $0.99
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27. Bean Dubh an Ghleanna (Air)
Patsy Touhey
2:27 $0.99
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28. Rodney's Glory & The Humors of Bandon (Set Dances)
Patsy Touhey
2:24 $0.99
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29. The Blackbird (Air)
Patsy Touhey
2:30 $0.99
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30. The Swallow's Tail (Reel)
John McFadden
2:17 $0.99
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31. The Pigeon on the Gate (Reel)
Patsy Touhey
2:23 $0.99
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32. Saddle the Pony (Jig)
James Early
2:18 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Learn more about this project and browse extended CD track commentary here: http://archives.irishfest.com/dunn-family-collection.htm

The music contained within these historic cylinder recordings offers a rare opportunity to those interested in Irish traditional music. Recorded sometime after 1904, these cylinders construct an auditory bridge to the written musical notation of traditional tunes collected by Francis O’Neill alongside his recorded musical companions. The sound recordings allow us to hear the music that is a frozen skeleton on O’Neill’s printed page coming alive in the flesh and blood of a real performance.

The recording captures performances by noted uilleann pipers Patsy Touhey, James Early, and Bernard Delaney, as well as fiddlers John McFadden and Edward Cronin.

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