The Star Above The Garter

Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford
Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford, brother and sister, are heirs to the fiddle tradition of Sliabh Luachra, the mountainous area on the Cork/Kerry border. Their dance music is music of the local ‘sets’, but is played as much for the ear as for the feet. Their airs are overpowering in their depth of feeling, and for sheer traditional technique, this is one of the best fiddle records ever made.

  Side One

1. Rathawaun; The Hare in the Corn

2. O'Mahony's, The Stack of Barley

3. The Morning Star; Rolling on the Ryegrass

4. Farewell to Whiskey; The Dark Girl

5. Tom Billy's

6. Dan O'Keeffe's

7. O'Rahilly's Grave

8. Seanbhean na gCartaí; Tom Billy's

9. The Ballydesmond Polkas

10. The Blackbird


Side Two

1. The Lady on the Island; Callaghans

2. The Munster Jig; Munster Buttermilk

3. Knocknabower Polkas

4. Johnny When You Die; Anything for John-Joe

5. An Raibh tú ag an gCarraig

6. Padraic O'Keeffe's; The Scartaglen Jig

7. The Fishermans

8. The Galtee Rangers; The Glentaun Reel

9. Caoine Uí Dhonaill

10. The Star above the Garter; The Lisheen Slide

Recorded in Dublin by Gene Martin of Peter Hunt Studios for Claddagh Records.