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Album Contents: Fierce Traditional by Frankie Gavin

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Artist NameFrankie Gavin
Album TitleFierce Traditional
MusiciansFrankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), with Brian McGrath (piano, banjo), Alec Finn (bouzouki), Sean Gavin (accordion)
Source and
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Tara Music TARACD 4011, 2001. Recorded in Cahanagh, Co. Longford. All tracks tuned half-step sharp. Tune identifications are credited at least partially to ITMA staff, thus my unusual remarks below regarding two egregious tune misidentifications on this album.

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11 Reel Man of the House
The Man of the House / Ginley's Fancy
Performer: (fiddle)
2 Reel Providence Reel
The Providence Reel / The Rossport Reel
Performer: (fiddle)
21 Reel Maud Miller
[1st tune in a set titled:] Maud Millar
Performer: (fiddle)
Reel Mary O'Neill's Fancy
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Maud Millar
Performer: (fiddle)
31 Reel Lass of Carracastle
Miss Langford's Reel / The Lass of Carracastle
Performer: (fiddle)
2 Reel Tailor's Thimble
The Tailor's Thimble
Performer: (fiddle)
41 Air Sliabh na mBan
Sliabh na MBan
Performer: (Eb flute)
51 Reel Jenny Picking Cockles
Jenny Picking Cockles
Performer: (fiddle)
2 Reel Farewell to Connaught
Farewell to Connaught
Performer: (fiddle)
61 JigD Lark on the Strand
The Primrose Vale / Wicky Sears / The Lark in the Strand
Performer: (fiddle), with Sean Gavin (accordion)
2 JigD Leitrim Fancy
Leitrim Fancy
Performer: (fiddle), with Sean Gavin (accordion)
71 Reel Mystery Reel
The Mystery Reel
Performer: (fiddle, Eb flute)
81 Reel Lucy Campbell
Lucy Campbell
Performer: (fiddle)
91 JigD Night Cap
The Night Cap
Performer: (fiddle)
2 JigD Frost Is All Over
The Frost is All Over [sic] / The Potatoes are Dug and the Frost is All Over
Performer: (fiddle)
101 Reel Wheels of the World
Wheels of the World [once in liner notes:] Wheel of the World
Performer: (fiddles)
2 Reel Dunboyne Straw Plaiters
Delaney's Frolics / The Dunboyne Straw Plaiters
Performer: (fiddles)
111 Hpipe Byrne's Hornpipe
Byrne's Hornpipe
Performer: (fiddle), with Sean Gavin (accordion)
2 Hpipe Mullingar Races
Mullingar Races / May Day / The Mullingar Races
Performer: (fiddle), with Sean Gavin (accordion)
121 Reel Maid of Mount Kisco
Maid of Mount Kisco
Performer: (Eb flute)
131 Reel Captain Kelly
The New Road
Performer: (fiddle)
2 Reel Fisherman's Lilt
Fisherman's Lilt / Molly, What Ails You? / The Kerryman's Daughter
Performer: (fiddle)
3 Reel Humours of Westport
Humours of Westport / The Milestone at the Garden
Performer: (fiddle)
141 Song She Lived beside the Anner
She Lived beside the Anner
Performer: (fiddle)
151 Reel Mason's Apron
[liner notes:] The Mason's Apron / [tray label:] Micho Russell's Mason's Apron
Performer: (fiddle)
161 Reel Flogging Reel
Flogging Reel
Performer: (fiddle), with Sean Gavin (accordion)
2 Reel Sporting Nell
Johnny Gorman's
Performer: (fiddle), with Sean Gavin (accordion)
171 Hpipe O'Kelly's Fancy
Wonder Hornpipe
Performer: (fiddle)
2 Reel Foxhunter's Reel
The Foxhunter's Reel
Performer: (fiddle)
181 Reel Free and Easy
Free and Easy
Performer: (fiddle), with Brian McGrath (banjo)
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