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Album Contents: The Long Finger. An Mhéar Fhada by Joe McHugh and Barry Carroll

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Artist NameJoe McHugh and Barry Carroll
Album TitleThe Long Finger. An Mhéar Fhada
MusiciansJoe McHugh (pipes, whistle, keyboard, bouzouki), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer, keyboard), with Brendan Gunn (fiddle), Gerry Doyle (fiddle), Robbie Overson (guitar)
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Trend Studios JMB 001, n.d. Recorded in late 1990 through early 1991, according to correspondence with Barry Carroll in February-March 2014, including Barry's memory of recording the album in a rented space during television news coverage of the 1991 Gulf War. The recording location was a house in Dalkey, Co. Dublin, according to e-mail from Barry Carroll 31 March 2014. The album was released in 1992, based on: 1) an e-mail to me from Barry Carroll on 11 February 2014; 2) the review of this album by Nuala O'Connor in her "Traditional" column in the Irish Times of 2 October 1992; and 3) this IRTRAD-L discussion in February 2014. Given that the Irish Times review is quoted within the CD booklet, this CD must have come out after that date. A cassette edition was issued before the CD, probably in 1991, but no later than 21 April 1992, based on both evidence provided in the IRTRAD-L discussion and on Barry's memory in his e-mail to me. My copy may be from late 1992 or from a later CD reissue which came out in 2005. We know about the 2005 reissue from 1) the review published in the Irish American Post in summer 2005, viewed 5 February 2014, and 2) Barry Carroll's e-mail to me on 11 February 2014, reporting that "Joe had it re-pressed in 2005." Not indexed here: 1st tune on track 9 (Marchu Entranzado).

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11 JigD Maho Snaps
The Maho Snaps
2 JigD O'Meally's
3 JigD Terry Lane's
Terry Lane's
21 March Drocketty's March
[1st tune in a set titled:] The Drogheda March & Slip Jig
Performer: Joe (low whistle)
2 JigSl Cock and the Hen
[2nd tune in a set titled:] The Drogheda March & Slip Jig
Performer: Joe (low whistle)
31 Reel Bonnie Ann
Bonnie Anne
2 Reel Holly Bush
The Hollybush
41 Slide Keefe's
2 Slide Star above the Garter
The Star Above the Garter
51 JigD Geese in the Bog
The Geese in the Bog
Performer: Joe (pipes)
2 JigD Humours of Glin
The Humours of Glin
Performer: Joe (pipes)
3 Reel Kiss the Maid behind the Barrel
Kiss the Maid behind the Barrel
Performer: Joe (pipes)
61 Polka Return of Spring
[1st tune in a set titled:] Three Fermanagh Polkas
2 Polka I Have a Bonnet Trimmed with Blue
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Three Fermanagh Polkas
Performer: (hammered dulcimer), (whistle)
3 Polka Mountain Pathway
[3rd tune in a set titled:] Three Fermanagh Polkas
Waltz Maguire & Patterson's [Maguire and Patterson's]
Maguire & Patterson's
Performer: with Robbie Overson (guitar)
81 Reel Beauty Spot
The Beauty Spot
Performer: Joe (pipes)
2 Reel Dublin Porter
The Dublin Porter
92 JigD Huidai Gallagher's March
Gallagher's March
101 Song Cailín na Gruaige Doinne
Cailín Na Gruaige Doinne
Performer: Barry (hammered dulcimer)
111 Hpipe Byrne's Hornpipe
2 Hpipe Spellan's Fiddle
Spillane's Fiddle
121 Song Banks of Sullane
Bruacha an tSulláin
Performer: Barry (hammered dulcimer)
2 Hland 21 Highland
The 21
Performer: Barry (hammered dulcimer)
3 Reel Swing Swang
Swing Swang
Performer: Barry (hammered dulcimer)
4 Reel Man from Bundoran
The Man from Bundoran
Performer: Barry (hammered dulcimer)
131 Reel The Green Hills of Tyrol
The Green Hills of Tyrol
Performer: (hammered dulcimer), (whistle)
2 Reel Monaghan Twig
The Monaghan Twig
3 Reel Jackson's No. 2
Performer: with Gerry Doyle (fiddle)
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