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The Genius of Peter Conlon: 78 RPM recordings from 1917 - 1929


The Genius of Peter Conlon: 78 RPM recordings from 1917 - 1929

$ 34.00
Conlon, Peter
The Genius of Peter Conlon: 78 RPM recordings from 1917 - 1929
Old Time Records (OTR104OTR105)
The Conlon project - 2 CDs
in DVD style carton with 44 page booklet featuring excellent graphics including a Robert Crumb cover illustration

The remarkable Peter Conlon was the foremost player of traditional Irish music on the melodeon during the golden age of 78 rpm recording.

This new double CD is an important milestone in the history of Irish accordion playing. It showcases one of the truly great accordion artists from the Irish tradition. I salute Oldtime Records and their team of Conlon aficionados, Alan Morrisroe and Charlie Harris, who have worked long and hard in bringing these wonderful CDs to reality. Their efforts in reintroducing us to Conlon will provide many hours of listening pleasure and will hopefully provide plenty of influence and inspiration for future generations of accordion players. — Paul Brock 2012

This new release presents the recorded works of the remarkable P.J. Conlon - foremost of the melodeon players to record Irish music in the 1920s.

The 44 page booklet documents his life, his recordings, his legacy, and much more.

Disc 1

  1. The Humors Of The Whiskey
  2. Rose In The Garden
  3. Keel Row
  4. Saddle The Pony
  5. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
  6. The Mill Stone Grinder
  7. Paddy On The Turnpike
  8. The Black Thornstick (Take 1)
  9. The Black Thornstick (Take 2)
  10. Harvest Home; Galway Bay
  11. The Scholar
  12. Gurren's Castle; Money Musk
  13. The Heath'ry Breeze
  14. Hennessy's Hornpipe
  15. Paddy O'Rafferty's Jig
  16. Gordon's Reel
  17. Happy To Meet And Sorry To Part
  18. Stack Of Barley (Gennett)
  19. McBan's Reel
  20. Stack Of Barley (Okeh)
  21. Cameronian Reel
  22. Kitty's Ramble
  23. Irishman's Blackthorn

Disc 2

  1. Barn Dance
  2. The Irish Washerwoman
  3. Sheeren's Reel
  4. Shannon Bells
  5. Baxter's Jig
  6. The Ways To The Racket
  7. Medley Of Slip Jigs
  8. The Lark In The Morning
  9. Phil The Fluter's Ball
  10. The Banks Of Ireland; The Ships Are Sailing
  11. The Plains Of Boyle
  12. The Salt Hill Pipes
  13. The Banks Of Newfoundland
  14. The College Grove; The Flaggon Reel
  15. The Lark In The Morning; Clancy's Jig
  16. The Flax In Bloom; The Bag Of Potatoes
  17. The Broken Pledge; Kitty In The Lane
  18. The Tuam Reel; The Salamanca Reel
  19. The Irish Girl; Green Fields Of America
  20. Manning's Jig; The Country Jig
  21. The Tap Room; The Moving Bogs
  22. Old Man Dillon; The Rose In The Heather
  23. The Fiddler's Delight
  24. 24. Contentment Is Wealth

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