Paddy’s latest solo CD, released by New Folk Records in North America, and distributed in Ireland by Cló Iar-Chonnacht. Paddy plays solo accordion on the recording, accompanied by the wonderfully tasty Teresa Baker on piano. There’s also a special guest appearance on the CD, an accordion solo by fellow Offalyman Felim Egan.
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING...
“With ‘Mixing the Punch’ O’Brien has yet again proved himself to be the master of tradition he truly is.” — Eileen McCabe, independent music critic, Ireland
“There is a lightness of touch here that is extraordinary and a passion for the music that is evident…Class this as ‘essential listening.’” — LivingTradition.co.uk
“Saint Paul’s master of the two-row button accordion here presents thoughtful and engaging tunes that perfectly set the mood.” — Irish Gazette, Saint Paul MN
Reels: The Tinker’s Occupation / The Rambling Reel
Jigs: The Hearty Boys of Ballymote / Young Tom Ennis
Reels: Tossing the Feathers in County Clare / The Shores of Donegal
Reels: Sean Ryan’s / Bitin’ Bread and Atin’ It
Jigs: The Trip to Galway / Mixing the Punch
Slow air: The Flight of the Wild Geese
Reels: Arthur Darley’s / The Glen of Aherlow
Jigs (Felim Egan): Michael Doherty’s / The Western Road
Polkas: The Wooden City Polkas
Reels: Connemara Stockings / The Union Reel
Jigs: Apples in Winter / Sliabh Russell
Reels: The Fashion That The Ladies Wore / Cormac Lunny’s
Hornpipes: Poll Ha’penny / Gerry Egan’s
Jigs: The Humours of Rahey / The Rambling Pitchfork
Reels: Imelda Roland’s / The Flags of Dublin / Paddy from Donegal
Jigs: The Boys of the Town / The Hag with the Money