Lucky Day

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Lucky Day

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1. Ohm's Law/Out on the Road (jigs) Billy McComiskey composed the first jig, and recorded it in 1995 with Trian (Liz Carroll and Daithi Sproule) on their second album. I learned the second jig, a Liz Carroll composition, from fiddler Cleek Schrey. Liz recorded the tune on her 1998 solo album. Laura Byrne, flute; Pat Egan, guitar; Josh Dukes, bodhran 2. Sailor on the Rock / Fox on the Town (reels) The first tune was popularized by the legendary Galway accordionist Joe Cooley. It's less well-known title is Johnny with the Queer Thing. The Fox on the Town was composed by another celebrated accordionist, Richard Dwyer, from Castletownberehaven, Co. Cork. While visiting Billy McComiskey many years ago in Lanham, MD (while Billy and Brendan Mulvihill were playing at the Dubliner in Washington DC), Richard heard Deirdre Collis play his tune on the whistle. He loved it so much that he had Billy take him to the House of Musical Traditions, a well-known DC-area music shop, so that he could buy a whistle and learn to play it just for that version of his own tune. We play that setting here. Laura, flute; Billy McComiskey, button accordion; Sean Earnest, guitar; Donna Long, piano 3. Claudette's / Larry's Favorite (reels) I learned the first reel from it's composer, banjo player Peter Fitzgerald, who immigrated from Co. Meath to Baltimore in 1983, and quickly became a fixture on the Baltimore Irish music scene. Peter named the tune for a friend, Claudette Sikora, who plays the button accordion. The legendary Co. Tipperary accordion player Paddy O'Brien (J.D.C. Publications Ltd) wrote the second reel. Paddy lived in the U.S. from 1954 - 1962, was a prolific composer and his style of playing was influential on button accordionists in Ireland and the U.S. Laura, flute; Pat Egan, guitar; Josh Dukes, bodhran 4. Lucky Day (waltz) I composed the first half of this waltz one day in 2008, after it had dawned on me that every day that we wake up healthy, safe and loved is a lucky day. Life became a lot easier after that realization, but it still took me about a year to think of the second half of the tune! Laura, flute; Donna Long, piano; Dana Lyn, viola; Jason Sypher, string bass 5. The Rookery / Ne'er Shall I Wean Her / The Horse Shoe (jigs) I learned the first tune from Co. Offaly accordion player Paddy O'Brien, who now resides in St. Paul, MN. It is also known as Pull the Knife out and Stick It Back in Again, the title under which the mighty Matt Molloy recorded it on his incomparable first solo album in 1976. I learned the second tune from the playing of Boston fiddler Tina Lech and it's also known as Mrs. O'Sullivan's Jig. The last tune (aka Patsy Geary's) comes from the playing of West Clare/Dublin fiddle and concertina player John Kelly who had a shop named The Horse Shoe on Capel Street in Dublin. I learned it from Chicago/New York fiddler Rhys Jones, who learned it while living in Pat Egan's cottage in Westport, Co. Mayo years ago. Laura, flute; Rhys Jones, fiddle; Pat Egan, guitar; Myron Bretholz, bones 6. The Mountain Streams where the Moorcocks Crow / Hangman's Rope (air, hornpipe) Two tunes from the north of Ireland. I learned the first tune from the singing of both Dolores Keane and Paddy Tunney, who in turn got it from his mother Brigid Tunney. When Dolores Keane's version was released on the first DeDannan album in 1975, New York-based fiddler Johnny Cronin loved it so much that he literally wore out the record from playing that track over and

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