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I couldn't find Martin's CD, An Crann Carraige (Concertina melodies from Tuamgraney, East Clare) on Custy's site. Thanks to an enquiry on conc net and a PM from Geraghty I emailed Martin and he replied promptly and I got the CD yesterday. It's a really nice selection of tunes in 'normal' keys and played in a laid back style with great feeling. 12 tracks.

 

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Thanks again Geraghtysmile.gif

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This CD has gotten heavy rotation on my player since about a month after it came out.....I love the tune choices, the unadorned, ornamentally plain style, and the wistfulness that permeates it. I suspect the "gatekeepers" would not rate this fellow's playing as highly as some of the post-noel-hill tyros, but....i have the recordings by all the tyros because i'm a concertina maniac, and I play this CD more often than any of them....

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I'm a bit like that with favourite records. Some, which my friends don't rate too much, I love. I wonder if it's because you feel you can emulate them whereas players like the real 'top lads and lasses' put you in awe .

 

I do listen to great players but like my music more leisurely and less frenetic,

 

 

I remember when Jackie Daly's Topic LP came out some of my pals were a bit scathing about his accordion/melodeon style playing as 'a bit too press and draw' as compared to the fashionable B/C 'Sligo'style . How things change! Sliabh Luchra styl is now quite well accepted.

 

 

I think his concertina playing was also compared unfavourably with the Noel Hill and Tony Linnane record which was one of our few concertina beacons at the time . i was sorry JD didn't do more on Anglo.

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I'm a bit like that with favourite records. Some, which my friends don't rate too much, I love. I wonder if it's because you feel you can emulate them whereas players like the real 'top lads and lasses' put you in awe .

 

I do listen to great players but like my music more leisurely and less frenetic,

 

 

I remember when Jackie Daly's Topic LP came out some of my pals were a bit scathing about his accordion/melodeon style playing as 'a bit too press and draw' as compared to the fashionable B/C 'Sligo'style . How things change! Sliabh Luchra styl is now quite well accepted.

 

 

I think his concertina playing was also compared unfavourably with the Noel Hill and Tony Linnane record which was one of our few concertina beacons at the time . i was sorry JD didn't do more on Anglo.

 

I quite agree!

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I remember when Jackie Daly's Topic LP came out some of my pals were a bit scathing about his accordion/melodeon style playing as 'a bit too press and draw' as compared to the fashionable B/C 'Sligo'style . How things change! Sliabh Luchra styl is now quite well accepted.

 

Well, I'd certainly be happy to accept a slab of lucre.

 

Oh, wait, you meant something else, didn't you?

 

:D

 

jdms

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