A debut recording by O'Rourke's Feast, a seven-piece group that's been playing together since 2006: Paddy O'Brien on button accordion, Amy Shaw and Suzanne Rhees on flute, Kathleen Green, Ingrid Jans, and Rosa Wells on fiddle. Former band members are also represented on the recording, including fiddlers Ann Mossey Sandberg, Danielle Enblom, and Nathan Gourley.
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1. Jigs: Brother Gildas’s 1 & 2 / Paddy in London (A) 2. Reels: Paddy Murphy’s / Sixmilebridge / Micho Russell’s (A) 3. Air: Eileen Collins (by Sherry Ladig) (A) 4. Walking Marches: Jefferson and Liberty / Elizabeth Brennan’s (A) 5. Polkas: Fred Finn’s / Tom Morrison’s (A) 6. Harp Tune / Clan March / Hop Jig / Reel: Planxty Maguire / O’Sullivan’s March / Tommy Hunt’s / The Sligo Damsel (B) 7. Harp Tune: Grace Nugent (B) 8. Reels: Dan Breen’s / A Fair Wind / The Beauty Spot (A) 9. Jigs: The Scent of the Rose / Lanigan’s Ball / Kiss Me, Sweetheart (A) 10. Air: The Shores of Iona (by Paddy O’Brien) (A) 11. Reels: The Ashplant / James Hanley’s (B) 12. Set Dance / Reel: Hurry the Jug / Sean Frank’s Reel (A) 13. Hornpipe / Reels: Jackie Tar / The Bunch of Currants / The Dunmore Lasses (B) 14. Clan March: The Eagle’s Whistle (A) 15. Polka / Clan March: Bridgie Con Matt’s / March of the O’Neills (B) 16. Slip Jigs: The Whinny Hills of Leitrim / Kitty Come Down to Limerick / Sally Hegarty’s (B) 17. Reels: The Coachman’s Whip / Paddy Taylor’s / Waller’s (A)
Recorded in three sessions between April 2008 and October 2013 at The Hideaway Studio, Minneapolis—Joe Mabbott, sound engineer/recordist.
(A) 2008: Fiddles—Nathan Gourley, Ann Mossey Sandberg, Danielle Enblom; Flutes—Amy Shaw, Suzanne Rhees; Accordion—Paddy O’Brien; Piano, harmonies, and arrangements—Sherry Ladig.
(B) 2013: Fiddles—Kathleen Green, Rosa Wells, Ingrid Jans; Flutes—Amy Shaw, Suzanne Rhees; Accordion—Paddy O’Brien; Piano, harmonies, and arrangements—Sherry Ladig.