Monday, October 7, 2013

Hiram Irish Music Session (#2)

Tunes played at Hiram College yesterday include:

1. Tom Hackett's Dream
2. Madame Maxwell (O'Carolan)
3. Morning Mist (James Keane)
[the above 3 tunes were new to the Hiram Session]

4. Eleanor Plunkett (O'Carolan)
5. Fanny Power (O'Carolan)
6. Golden Keyboard
7. Sligo Maid
8. My Cape Breton Home (Jerry Holland)
9. Ash Grove
10. John Ryan's Polka
11. The Butterfly
12. Maggie in the Woods
13. Si Beag Si Mor (O'Carolan)
14. Rights of Man
15. Off to California
16. Christmas Eve
17. Wind that Shakes the Barley
18. Haste to the Wedding
19. Frost Is All Over
20. Cliffs of Moher
21. St. Anne's Reel
22. Gaspe Reel
23. Over the Moor to Maggie
24. O'Carolan's Concerto
25. Gentle Maiden
26. Sally Gardens [we sang this song--WB Yeats wrote a lyric for an old tune]

Some of the musicians: Bob Coughlin (me--whistles, guitar); Ellen Eckhouse, harp; Sheldon Firem, bodhran, whistles, guitar; Paul Dreisbach, uilleann pipes, whistle; Tina Dreisbach, Irish flute, whistle, concertina; Robin Montgomery, grand piano; and Frank Krygowski, on fiddle and whistles. There were also 2 people playing button-box accordions;other fiddlers; another concertina player; an autoharp player; other whistle and guitar players--I don't know everyone's names, unfortunately.

P.S. Frank Krygowski has given me the names of a few other musicians present: Jean McGeary, John Sharp, Barb Montler, and Dennis Akers on button-box accordion.

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