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Gerry O'Connor & Eithne Ní Uallacháin


Gerry O’Connor, fiddle player with Skylark and Eithne Ni Uallachain, a truly beautiful singer and an excellent flute player, join forces to present a collection of songs and music from their native south Ulster. Many of the tunes have never been recorded before, and the songs are most unusual.


1. Mál Bhán Ní Chuilleannáin (Fair Molly Hollywood)& The Destitution song and slow reel

2. Sterling Tom & Tommy Bhetty's; hornpipes

3. One Morning in May; song

4. The Wedding Jig & Aunt Lizzie's; jigs

5. Liostáil mé le Sáirsint (I Enlisted with a Sergeant) song

6. The Shetland Bus; waltz

7. The Donnellan Set; reels

8. The Road to Clady; song

9. The Mummers' March, Bog an Locháin (The Water Ouzel), Rosebuds in Summer & Launching the Boat; march, highland and reels

10. Fá dTear Mo Mhuirnín Fháinnigh (Draw Near my Wayward Darling) song

11. Oíche fá Fhéil' Bríde (On Bridgid's Eve) song

12.The Boy in his Pants & Big John's Jig; jigs

13. The Emigrant's Farewell; song

14. The Drogheda Lassies, The Donegal Traveller & Lisa Ornstein's; reels



Gerry O'Connor; Fiddle

Eithne Ní Uallacháin; Voice, Flute & Whistle

Gary Ó Briain; Piano & Guitar

Neil Martin; Cello

Máirtín O'Connor; Accordion

Ray Gallen; Bodhrán

Gilles Le Bigot; Guitar

Produced by Eithne Ní Uallacháin and Gerry O'Connor with special assistance from Garry Ó Briain and Shaun Wallace.

Recorded in Homestead Studios, County Antrim, August 1990 and March 1991.