The Frost is All Over

Paul McGrattan
Flute music from one of Ireland’s finest players. McGrattan is one of the best known of the younger generation of flute players. On this, his debut album, he is joined by Matt Molloy, Kevin Conneff, Arty McGlynn and others. A feast of strong, inventive and lively music.


1. Speed the Plough, The Abbey Reel & The Primrose Lass

2. The Hare in the Corn & Gráinne's Welcome

3. The Sailor's Return, The Chattering Magpie & The House on the Hill

4. Slán Le Maigh, The Tailor's Twist & The Mayo Reels

5.The Stone in the Field, John Egan's Reel And Dublin Porter

6. Up and Away, The Mountain Pathway & Egan's Polkas

7. The Skylark & Jenny Dang the Weaver

8. The Frost is All Over, Coleman's Jig & The Rambling Pitchfork

9. Maidhc Dainnín Ó Sé's Slide, An Bóthar ó Thuaidh go Trá Lí, Johnny O'Leary's Slide & Padraig O'Keefe's Slide

10. Byrne's Hornpipes

11. Geehan's Reel, The Crosses of Annagh & An Untitled Reel

12. Tracey's Jig, The Rose in the Heather & The Blackthorn Stick

13. Hardiman the Fiddler & Táim in Arrears

14. Christmas Eve, The Old Brush & The Scholar

15. Seán sa Cheo & Tommy Peoples' Reel



Paul McGrattan; Flute & Tin Whistle

Arty McGlynn; Guitar

Noel O'Grady; Bouzouki

Paul O'Shaughnessy; Fiddle

Noreen O'Donoghue; Piano

Kevin Clonneff; Bodhrán

Matt Molloy; Flute

Paul Doyle; Bouzouki

Produced by Paul McGrattan

Recorded at STS, Dublin except for track ten which was recorded at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin.