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One's Own Place - Kevin Henry

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One's Own Place - Kevin Henry

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Kevin Henry 
One's Own Place, A Family Tradition - Kevin Henry
Bogfire (665294200125) 1998

One's Own Place contains 23 tracks of Irish traditional music and recitations from Kevin Henry who plays flute, tin whistle and uilleann pipes. He is joined on several tracks by his daughter Maggie Healy on flute, tin whistle and fiddle; sister Verona Ryan on fiddle; brother Johnny Henry on fiddle and life long friend Malachy Towey on bodhran.

The musical recordings here represent a sampler of styles from the Sligo region. "The reels and jigs are mostly all local tunes from the Coleman Country area," says Kevin, and reels dominate the selections. Outstanding among these are The Clogher Reel/Sean Sa Cheo, the Dermot Grogan trilogy, the thrilling Tom Ward's/The New Policeman, The Tarbolton/The Golden Keyboard, masterfully delivered by Maggie, and Speed the Plough/McFadden's Handsome Daughter, the latter with its juxtaposition of a dark first passage with a light, redeeming second part.

The double jigs and hornpipes are very strong, especially the wistful and haunting Murphy's and Kitty's Wedding, played by Verona, Johnny and Maggie. The Butcher's March played ensemble is one of the highlights of the project-"grand" as Kevin would put it, and "hearty."

Kevin Henry is a master storyteller who performs what are known in Ireland as recitations. Here he performs Guilty or Not Guilty, The Hellbound Train, Rex, Peg Kelley's Black Cat and The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God. Kevin also performs one song in the unaccompanied vocal sean-nos style, My Little Thatched Cabin.


Tracks:

1. Kiss the Bride in Bed/Lady in the Island (Reels)

 

 

 

2:28

 

 

2. The Galway Rambler/The Flowers of Red Hill (Reels)

 

 

 

2:34

 

 

3. Pipe on the Hob/Tom Hearte's (Jigs)

 

 

 

2:38

 

 

4. Guilty or Not Guilty(Recitation) / Dark Slender Boy [Air]

 

 

 

6:35

 

 

5. Dermot Grogan's/Paddy Jim Frank/Old Swallow's Tail (Reels)

 

 

 

3:49

 

 

 

6. The Killavil Jig/The Wailing Banshee (Jigs)

 

 

 

2:19

 

 

7. The Hellbound Train (Recitation)

 

 

 

2:48

 

 

8. Paddy Sean Nancy's (Reels)

 

 

 

1:49

 

 

9. The Clogher Reel/Sean Sa Cheo (Reels)

 

 

 

2:44

 

 

10. Biddy McGhee/The Moving Bogs of Powellsboro (Jigs)

 

 

 

3:01

 

 

 

11. Rex (Recitation)

 

 

 

2:43

 

 

 

12. Up Cloontia/Mayes Cross (Reels)

 

 

 

2:23

 

 

13. Tom Wards/The New Policeman (Reels)

 

 

 

2:28

 

 

14. Murphy's Hornpipe/Kittys Wedding (Hornpipes)

 

 

 

3:25

 

 

15. Peg Kelley's Black Cat (Recitation)

 

 

 

2:14

 

 

16. The Ballymote/THe Rooskey (Polkas)

 

 

 

3:01

 

 

17. Speed the Plow/McFadden's Handsome Daughter (Reels)

 

 

 

2:56

 

 

18. My Little Thatched Cabin (Song)

 

 

 

2:36

 

 

19. The Wandering Minstrel?The Maid on the Green (Jigs)

 

 

 

2:53

 

 

20. Miss Thorton/Reevey Johnson (Reels)

 

 

 

3:04

 

 

21. The Butcher's March/Hare in the Heather (jigs)

 

 

 

2:14

 

 

22. The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God (Recitation)

 

 

 

3:39

 

 

23. The Tarbolton/The Golden Keyboard (Reels)

 

 

 

2:27


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