Irish Jigs, Reels & Hornpipes

Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy FW06819 / FW 6819

Influential duo Michael Gorman, a Sligo fiddler, and Willie Clancy, a Clare Uilleann piper, joined forces for this 1956 exhibition of Irish dance tunes.

At the time, Michael Gorman was already a popular traditional fiddler, performing on television and radio, and this recording features his now-standard reel, "The Mountain Road." This is Willie Clancy’s debut recording, however, marking his emergence as one of Ireland’s best pipers. Although it’s not among Clancy’s better known albums, Irish Jigs, Reels & Hornpipes clearly demonstrates his virtuosic pipering. Liner notes by frequent Folkways producer Henry Cowell and Ester Brown include biographies and a guide to Irish dance including step diagrams.

Year Released 1956
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1956 Folkways Records

Genre(s) Celtic; World
Country(s) Ireland
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Jigs; Music--British Isles; Music--Ireland
Credits

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101 Slip Jig: Promenade Step Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 3:03
102 Slip Jig: Side Step Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 1:47
103 Single Jigs: Ask Me Father / Carry Me Down to Carlow (medley) Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 2:11
104 Double Jig: The Mug of Brown Ale Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 1:42
105 Double Jig: The Fair-Haired Boy Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 1:40
106 Sligo Reel: The Mountain Road Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 1:38
107 County Cork Reel: Fermony Lasses Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 2:28
108 Reel: The Flogging Reel Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 1:48
109 Reels: Humours of Lissadel / Doctor Gilbert (medley) Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 3:04
110 Hornpipe Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 2:09
111 Hornpipe: Chief O'Neill's Favourite Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 2:23
112 Irish Set Dance: Rodney's Glory Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 2:06
113 Traditional Air: Little Red Lark Michael Gorman and Willy Clancy 2:15
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