Dance Music of Ireland Volume 18 CD ;Matt Cunningham


Dance Music of Ireland Volume 18 CD ;Matt Cunningham

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The Dance Music of Ireland Volume 18

This is Volume 18 of an eighteen volume selection from Matt Cunningham who is an international musician living in Headford, Co. Galway, Ireland.  Matt has to date recorded music for over 70 sets as well as numerous ceili, figure and two-handed dances. This CD, like the others is especially designed for those who wish to learn set dancing, as each set is introduced and played to its proper length and tempo. It is also the best in Irish traditional music for the keen listner.

1. East Mayo Set - Gráinne Kelly (dance teacher) from Knock,Co. Mayo,learned this set from her mother ‘Rose’. 2. Moycullen Set was revived by dancing teacher – Marie Philbin.

3.Portmagee Set – Muiris O’ Brien from Ballinskelligs, Co.Kerry, learned it from Joseph Falvey and gave it to Pat Murphy.

4.Seit Dúrlas Éile was composed by Michael Loughnane,Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The Full Track listing:

East Mayo Set

1.     1st Figure – Reels         4:00

2.     2nd Figure – Jigs           4:15

3.     3rd Figure – Polkas        2:56

Moycullen Set

4.     1st Figure – Reels         2:46

5.     2nd Figure – Reels         2:54

6.     3rd Figure – Jigs            2:28

7.     4th Figure – Polkas        1:56

Portmagee Set

8.     1st Figure – Jigs            3:54

9.     2nd Figure – Jigs            2:54

10.    3rd Figure – Jigs            2:23

11.    4th Figure – Jigs            2:19

12.    5th Figure – Jigs            3:24

 Seit Dúrlas Éile

13.    1st Figure – Jigs            2:20

14.    2nd Figure – Reels         2:25

15.    3rd Figure – Hornpipes     2:19

16.    4th Figure – Polkas          2:40

17.    5th Figure – Slides           2:08

18.   Ballyvourney Jig – Slides (no stops)        6:36

 

19.   Róisín Dubh                      3.56

 

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