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Album Details for The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain' by John McKenna

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Artist NameJohn McKenna
Album TitleThe Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'
MusiciansJohn McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals)
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John McKenna Society MCKSOC002, 2014. A compilation of restored commercial recordings originally made between 1922 and 5 May 1937, all in New York. Double CD packaged with a 106-page booklet by Seán Gilrane. Launched 7 June 2014 according to www.johnmckenna.ie/Release1 accessed 27 September 2015.

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1.11 Reel Tailor's Thimble
Tailor's Thimble / The Tailor's Thimble
Performer: with James Morrison (fiddle)
2 Reel Red-Haired Lass
Red Haired Lass / The Red Haired Lass / Shearing the Sheep
Performer: with James Morrison (fiddle)
1.21 JigD Gallant Boys of Tipperary
Gallant Boys of Tipperary
2 JigD Butcher's March
Three Little Drummers / The Butcher's March
1.31 Hpipe Alexander's
Sandlark / The Sandlark / Alexander's Hornpipe / Byrne's Favorite
Performer: with Eddie Meehan (flute)
2 Hpipe Lawson's
Lawson's Favorite
Performer: with Eddie Meehan (flute)
1.41 Reel Down the Meadow
Down the Meadow
2 Reel Miss Thornton's
House on a Hill / Miss Thornton's Reel
1.51 Reel Merry Harriers
[1st tune in a set titled:] Rollicking Irishman / [set title is also listed as:] The Rollicking Irishman / [titles given for this tune:] The Merry Harriers
Performer: (E flute)
2 Reel Over the Moor to Peggy
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Rollicking Irishman / [set title is also listed as:] The Rollicking Irishman / [titles given for this tune:] Over the Moor to Peggy
Performer: (E flute)
1.61 Reel Sailor on the Rock
Sailor on the Rock / The Sailor on the Rock / Johnny with the Queer Thing
Performer: (flute, lilting)
2 Reel Hare's Paw
Corry Boys / The Corry Boys / Jim Kennedy's Favorite
1.71 Polka Farewell to Whiskey
My Love is but a Lassie [sic] / Young America - Hornpipe / Farewell to Whiskey
Performer: with James Morrison (fiddle)
2 Polka Dark Girl Dressed in Blue
Dark Girl Dressed in Blue / The Dark Girl Dressed in Blue
Performer: 1st time James Morrison (fiddle), then with John (flute)
1.81 Reel Woman of the House
[1st tune in a set titled:] Lady of the House / [title given for this particular tune:] The Woman of the House
Performer: (F flute)
2 Reel I Wish I Never Saw You
[2nd tune in a set titled:] The Lady of the House / [title given for this particular tune:] My Love and I in the Garden
Performer: (F flute)
1.91 BDnce [untitled]
[1st tune in a set titled:] Ballroom Favorite / [the set is also listed as:] The Ballroom Favorite
Performer: with Michael Gaffney (banjo)
2 BDnce Ballroom Favourite #2
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Ballroom Favorite / [the set is also listed as:] The Ballroom Favorite
Performer: with Michael Gaffney (banjo)
1.101 JigD Mouse in the Cupboard
Mouse in the Cupboard / The Mouse in the Cupboard / The Merry Old Woman
Performer: 2nd time with James Morrison (whistle)
2 JigD Cailleach an Airgid
Callagh An Airgid ('The Hag with the Money')
Performer: 1st time James Morrison (whistle), then with John (flute)
1.111 JigD McKenna's
[1st tune in a set titled:] Judy Callahan
Performer: Barney Conlon (fiddle)
2 JigD McKenna's
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Judy Callahan
Performer: (whistle), with Barney Conlon (fiddle)
1.121 Song Foggy Dew
Foggy Dew
Performer: (whistle, vocals), with Michael Gaffney (fiddle)
1.131 JigSl Kid on the Mountain
Kid on the Mountain / The Kid on the Mountain
1.141 Reel Five-Mile Chase
Parnell's Reel / The Four-Hand Reel / The Five Mile Chase
Performer: (flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
2 Reel Duke of Leinster
Duke of Leinster / The Duke of Leinster / Dandy Reel
Performer: (flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
1.151 JigD Ship in Full Sail
Arigna's Green Vale / Kitty's Wedding / The Ship in Full Sail
Performer: (whistle), with Barney Conlon (fiddle)
1.161 Polka Tripping to the Well
Tripping to the Well
Performer: (flute), with Eddie Meehan (flute)
2 Polka Merry Girl
Kiss behind the Door / The Kiss behind the Door / The Merry Girl
Performer: (flute), with Eddie Meehan (flute)
1.171 Reel Miss Lyon's Fancy
Early Breakfast / Miss Lyon's Fancy
Performer: (flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
2 Reel Scotch Mary
Scotch Mary
Performer: (flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
1.181 JigSl Dever the Dancer
Dever the Dancer
Performer: with Michael Gaffney (banjo)
2 JigD Connie the Soldier
Connie the Soldier / Connie, the Soldier
Performer: with Michael Gaffney (banjo)
1.191 Reel Boy in the Gap
[1st of three tunes in a set with only two titles originally:] "Boy in the Gap / Miss Hogan's Reel" / The Boy in the Gap
Performer: 1st time (flute), then with James Morrison (whistle)
2 Reel Boys of the Lough
[2nd of three tunes in a set with only two titles originally:] "The Boy in the Gap / Miss Hogan's Reel" / [additional titles given for this tune:] The Boys at the Lough / The Boys of the Lough
Performer: James Morrison (whistle)
3 Reel Boys of Ballisodare
[3rd of three tunes in a set with only two titles originally:] "The Boy in the Gap / Miss Hogan's Reel" / [additional titles given for this tune:] The Dublin Lasses / The Boys of Ballisodare
Performer: (flute), with James Morrison (whistle)
1.201 JigD Behind the Haystack
[1st tune in a set titled:] Fire Away You Devil You / [title given for this particular tune:] The Munster Buttermilk
Performer: (F flute)
2 JigSl Fire Away You Devil You
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Fire Away You Devil You
Performer: (F flute)
1.211 Polka As I Went up to Dublin City
Thady Regan / The Spanish Lady
Performer: (flute), with James Morrison (fiddle)
2 Polka My Love She's But a Lassie Yet
Trippin' on the Mountain / My Love Is but a Lassie Yet
Performer: 1st time (flute), then with James Morrison (fiddle)
1.221 Reel Duke of Leinster
[1st tune in a set titled:] Duke of Leinster / [titles given for this particular tune:] The Duke of Leinster / Dandy Reel
Performer: (F flute)
2 Reel Lucky in Love
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Duke of Leinster / [titles given for this particular tune:] Oh, Gang with Me to Yon Town / Lucky in Love
Performer: (F flute)
2.11 Reel Boyne Hunt
Highland Skip / The Highland Skip / The Boyne Hunt
Performer: (flute), with James Morrison (fiddle)
2 Reel Sailor's Bonnet
The Sailor's Bonnet
Performer: 1st time James Morrison (fiddle), then with John (flute)
2.21 Reel Colonel Fraser
Colonel Frazer / Colonel Fraser
Performer: (flute)
2.31 JigD Up Leitrim
Clancy's Dream
Performer: (flute)
2 JigSl Whinny Hills of Leitrim
Leitrim Town / The Whinny Hills of Leitrim
Performer: (flute)
2.41 Reel Fermoy Lasses
[1st tune in a set titled:] Reels of 'Mullinvate' / [title given for this particular tune:] The Fermoy Lasses
Performer: (whistle), later with Michael Gaffney (lilting, banjo mandolin)
2 Reel Duke of Leinster
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Reels of 'Mullinvate' / [titles given for this particular tune:] The Duke of Leinster / Dandy Reel
Performer: 1st time (whistle), then with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
2.51 JigD Cook in the Kitchen
Cook in the Kitchen / The Cook in the Kitchen
Performer: (flute), with Eddie Meehan (flute)
2 JigD Mist on the Meadow
Mist on the Meadows / The Castlebar Races / Morrison's Fancy
Performer: (flute), with Eddie Meehan (flute)
2.61 Reel Lucky in Love
Lucky in Love / Oh, Gang with Me to Yon Town
Performer: (flute)
2 Reel Bloom of Youth
The Bloom of Youth / Tansey's Favorite
Performer: (flute)
2.71 JigD Geese in the Bog
Humors of Ballinafad / Bryan O'Lynn / The Geese in the Bog
Performer: (C# flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
2 JigD Around the Bench of Rushes
Around the Bench of Rushes / The Black Rogue / Johnny MacGill / Billy O'Rourke's
Performer: (C# flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
2.81 Reel Tie the Ribbons
Maids of Galway / Murtough Mulloy / Murtough Molloy
Performer: (flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
2 Reel Over the Moor to Peggy
Over the Moor to Peggy
Performer: (flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
2.91 JigD Rambling Pitchfork
Roland's Return / The Fisherman's Widow / The Rambling Pitchfork
Performer: (whistle), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
2 JigD Sweet Biddy Daly
Irishman's Hearts to the Ladies / Irishman's Heart to the Ladies / Sweet Biddy Daly
Performer: (whistle), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
2.101 Reel Kiss the Maid behind the Barrel
Maid Behind the Bar / The Maid Behind the Bar
Performer: (flute), with Eddie Meehan (flute), Larry Redican (fiddle)
2.111 Reel Boyne Hunt
[1st tune in a set titled:] Over the Lakes / [titles given for this particular tune:] Highland Skip / The Boyne Hunt
Performer: (whistle), with Barney Conlon (fiddle)
2 Reel Boy in the Gap
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Over the Lakes / [titles given for this particular tune:] Boy in the Gap / The Boy in the Gap
Performer: (whistle), with Barney Conlon (fiddle)
2.121 JigSl Drops of Brandy
The Cork Fancy
Performer: (F flute)
2.131 Polka Up and Away
Up and Away
Performer: (flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo)
2 Polka Merry Girl
Merry Girl / The Kiss Behind the Door
Performer: (flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo)
2.141 JigD Trip to Athlone
The Newport Lass / The Trip to Athlone
Performer: (flute), with Eddie Meehan (flute), Larry Redican (fiddle)
2 JigD Cailleach an Airgid
The Hag with the Money / Cailleach an Airgid
Performer: (flute), with Eddie Meehan (flute), Larry Redican (fiddle)
2.151 Reel Colonel Rogers
Colonel Roger's / Colonel Roger's Favorite
Performer: (flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo)
2 Reel Happy Days of Youth
Happy Days of Youth
Performer: (flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo)
2.161 JigD Old Man Dillon
[1st tune in a set titled:] Dillion Jigs [sic] / [title given for this particular tune:] Old Man Dillon
Performer: (whistle), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
2 JigD East at Glendart
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Dillion Jigs [sic] / [title given for this particular tune:] Humors of Glendart
Performer: (whistle), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin)
2.171 Reel Ladies' Pantalettes
Gardner's Favorite [sic] / The Ladies' Pantalettes
Performer: (flute), with James Morrison (fiddle)
2 Reel London Lasses
Streams in the Valley / London Lasses / The Races of Athlone
Performer: (flute), with James Morrison (fiddle)
2.181 JigD [untitled]
[1st tune in a set titled:] Leprechaun's Favourite / [this set is also titled:] The Leprechaun's Favourite
Performer: (E flute)
2 JigD Cailleach an Airgid
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Leprechaun's Favorite / [this set is also titled:] The Leprechaun's Favourite / [titles given for this particular tune:] The Hag with the Money / Cailleach an Airgid
Performer: (E flute)
2.191 Reel Touch Me If You Dare
Back in the Garden / Touch Me if You Dare
Performer: (flute)
2 Reel Flowers of Redhill
Flowers of Red Mill
Performer: (flute)
2.201 Hpipe Buck from the Mountain
The Buck from the Mountain / Minstrels' Fancy - Clog / McElligott's Fancy
Performer: (E flute)
2 Hpipe Greencastle Hornpipe
McPartlin's Style / The Greencastle Hornpipe
Performer: (E flute)
2.211 Reel Over the Moor to Maggie
[1st tune in a set titled:] Roscommon Reels / [title given for this particular tune:] Over the Moor to Maggie
Performer: (F flute)
2 Reel Big Pat's Reel
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Roscommon Reels / [titles given for this particular tune:] Big Pat's Reel / Tie the Ribbons
Performer: (F flute)
2.221 Reel Knotted Cord
[1st tune in a set titled:] Bridie Morley's / [titles given for this particular tune:] The Knotted Cord / Junior Crehan's
Performer: with Eddie Meehan (flute)
2 Reel Hunter's Purse
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Bridie Morley's / [titles given for this particular tune:] Five Leaved Clover / The Hunter's Purse
Performer: with Eddie Meehan (flute)
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