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The Far Side Of The Glen - Derek McGinley & Tara Connaghan


The Far Side Of The Glen - Derek McGinley & Tara Connaghan

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McGinley, Derek & Tara Connaghan\r\n
The Far Side Of The Glen - Derek McGinley & Tara Connaghan\r\n\r\n

The tradition of two fiddles and the uniformity of just one instrument is an aesthetic that south\r\nwest Donegal musicians� ears are very familiar with. Archive recordings of two fiddles such as\r\nbrothers Francie and Mickey Byrne are breathtaking and show a delicate and subtle style with a\r\nsweeping bow that is typical of the area. The late James Byrne was a huge influence on the music\r\nof the locality over the last 40 � 50 years and James was a mentor and teacher to both of us with\r\nDerek enjoying several years under his inspirational tutelage. James� style has been a significant\r\ninfluence on us in our musical development.\r\n\r\n

We hope we have portrayed a sample of the fiddle music style and repertoire of south west\r\nDonegal, it is the music we have grown up with, the music we continue to play and the music we\r\nenjoy most. The recording features just two fiddles and was recorded in a cottage just outside\r\nCarrick, Co. Donegal.\r\n\r\n

The inspiration for the title, The Far Side of the Glen, comes from both of us living on either side\r\nof Glengesh Pass, between Ardara and Carrick. This would have been one of the main routes of\r\naccess between Glenties and Glencolmcille where over the years many great musicians travelled.\r\n

1. John Phada� Chonchubhair's / The Nova Scotia Jig (jigs)\r\n
2. Jimmy McNelis's Highland / Untitled highland (highlands)\r\n
3. Kelly's Fancy / Bun A� tSr�th�in (hornpipes) Derek solo\r\n
4. Patrick Doherty's Barndances (barndances)\r\n
5. Gealach An Fh�mhair / The Old Wheel Of Fortune (reels)\r\n
6. The Swallow's Tail / The Cameronian (reels) Tara solo\r\n
7. Untitled highlands (highlands)\r\n
8. Francie Byrne's Mazurka / Untitled (mazurkas)\r\n
9. Maggie Pickie (specific dance tune)\r\n
10. Rocking The Cradle (slow air) Derek solo\r\n
11. Untitled Barndance / Balkin Hills (barndances)\r\n
12. Charlie McDevitt's / The Coillte Feannaid Reel (reels)\r\n
13. Eddie O'Gara's Waltz / Untitled (waltzes) Tara solo\r\n
14. Untitled highlands (highlands)\r\n
Two Fiddles\r\n\r\n

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