Saturday, January 17, 2009

John Doonan

Flute For The Feis (Leader LEA 2043) 1972



Finally got round to remastering this.

John Doonan with Phil Murray, Henry Eglington and Dave Price on this classic album of Irish tunes (played at a sensible speed for dance). A must for anyone at all interested in Irish dance music.

Side 1
1. Reels: Sean Maguire's - McMahon's
2. Set Dance: The Hunt
3. Single Jigs: Smash The Windows - Off She Goes
4. Set Dance: Bonaparte's Retreat
5. Slip Jigs: The Sport Of The Chase
6. Hornpipes: The Flowers Of Antrim - The Quarrelsome Piper
7. Air: An Coolin

Side 2
1. Reels: Fermoy Lasses - Sporting Paddy - The Dawn
2. Set Dance: The Ace And Deuce Of Pipering
3. Slow Jigs: Saddle The Pony - Shandon Bells
4. Set Dance: The Little Heathy Hill
5. Set Dance: The King Of The Fairies
6. Air: Eileen Aroon
7. Reels: Bonny Kate - Jenny's Chickens

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7 Comments:

Blogger DKmalo said...

Mille fois merci !
magnifique travail, le son est clair, superbe, je me régale. Quel phrasé impeccable qui respecte la musique et la danse.

18 January, 2009 03:17  
Anonymous Nick said...

Wow, I cannot thank you enough. Since, mmmm, 1978 or thereabouts, I have been haunted by a jaunty piccolo 'n' bouncy piano tune that was on the end of a John Peel show that I had taped for some (probably punk-related) reason. Peel attributed the tune to John Doonan -- about whom I knew nothing at all -- but didn't name it. I kept the tape for years for the sole reason of that tune, but eventually lost it. Still could hum the tune though, to this day, and often wished I knew what it was and how to get hold of it. And you have answered both questions at once: it is track 9, The Ace and Deuce of Pipering, and it sounds just as good as ever. Thank you for putting a big smile on my face on a cold Ontario night.

18 January, 2009 13:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one - will get this as well as your others. This album is an absolute gem, especially the two tracks with Phil Murray playing his Fylde bass, used for years as the theme music for Radio Sheffield's (sadly long gone) folk show. After years of looking I found a battered old Sir Toby myself so I can pretend to be Phil - if that's not enough of a recommendation for this I don't know what is.
Nice to see you over christmas BTW (yes it's me).
Loving the Coppers too - keep up the good work!

18 January, 2009 17:19  
Blogger reynardine said...

hi Chris - good to see you too after all those years

18 January, 2009 19:17  
Blogger The Irate Pirate said...

yeah, i completely agree, this album is a gem. any one who plays the Coolin is a fine artist by me. so many thanks reynardine.

07 February, 2009 22:59  
Blogger Paul said...

very good post :) I met John Doonan with his family band several times in the netherlands and it was great!
may thanks for posting :)

22 March, 2009 22:30  
Blogger Peter said...

Ooooh! Thanks for this!

Almost as good as his son Mick (Hedgehog Pie)! ;)

13 May, 2011 01:34  

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