The South West Wind
Traditional music from County Clare

Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin
Two musical generations meet when Peter O'Loughlin, fiddler and flute player, joins forces with Ronan Browne, a young piper and flute player. In a brilliant exposition of contemporary traditional music, the influences are largely those of west Clare, and the spirit of Willie Clancy, Peter’s friend and Ronan’s inspiration, permeates the album.

  1. Jenny Picking Cockles & The Colliers' Reel

2. The Frieze Britches

3.The Shaskeen & The Five Mile Camp;

4. The Banks of Lough Gowna

5. The Connaught Heifers & Corney is Coming

6. The Bold Trainer O

7.The Dublin Reel, The Steampacket & Hand Me Down The Tackle

8. An Ghaoth Aniar Aneas (The South West Wind) and Petticoat Loose

9. The Spike Island Lassies & Farewell to Connaught

10. The Drunken Gauger

11. The Queen of the Rushes & The Chorus Jig

12. Byrne's & Alfie's Rambles

13. Bridie's Joy & The Spinner's Delight

14. The Thrush in the Morning & The Crooked Road



Ronan Browne; Uilleann Pipes & Flute

Peter O'Loughlin; Fiddle & Flute

Tierna Browne; Fiddle

Produced by PJ Curtis

Engineered by Seán Devitt

Recorded at STS Studios, Dublin