- The Head on the Nail /Galley Head
- The Moving Cloud /The Silver Lining
- Light On The Feet /Lydias Jig
- The Curious Cat /Ping Pong Reel
- Times Of Joy /The Tonic
- Dinky Doran's /The Aul' Fiddler
- Cavetown Drive /Cavetown Dream Slow Reels
- Cape Breton Fiddlers Welcome to Shetland /Peerie Willie
- Stormy Beer /The Ploughman's Lunch
- Tarbolton /Longford Collector /Sailors Bonnet
- An Cuilin /My Lagan Love
- Latin Irish Rendezvous
- The Grey Goose
- The Tempest /The Cherokee
- The Reel Gentee /The Crolly Doll
- Beggs Pipes /The Fine Irishwoman /The Nippy Sweety
- The Coalface /Shades of Light
- The Blue Grasshopper
- The Hot Anvil /The Ringfort
- Danny Boy
- The Horse Trot /The Red Rosettte
- Lord Gordon's
- The Porter House /The Stake out
- Bonnie Kate /Jennys Chickens
- The 3 Legged Polkas
Purchase and download all 26 tracks..€15.00
(Composed by Frankie Simon)
Track2(a) “The Moving Cloud” (Trad/Arr: Frankie Simon)
Track2(b) “The Siver Lining” (Comp: Frankie Simon)
Track 9 “The Cape Breton Fiddlers welcome to Shetland” and “Peerie Willie” (composed by Willie Hunter) Published by The Shetland Music Heritage Trust.
For all publishing details please contact IMRO (Ireland)
It is more than 20 years since I recorded “Slipstream”, an album of Reels/Jigs etc on guitar. I hope to make up for lost time with this my second instrumental album “Ireland West Guitar” which will initially be available as a download online.
My late Father who was a fiddle player was for me a major early influence, as he would sometimes tap my guitar with his bow, letting me know he wanted me to play the tune rather than the accompaniment. The daily musical menu in our house consisted of the recordings of Michael Coleman, Paddy Killoran and John McKenna among others. In general however, my guitar style was and is mostly influenced by the west of Ireland flute players. Their ornamentation very much appeals to me and I still find getting around those rolls quite a challenge , though an enjoyable one ! I sincerely hope you will find listening to these tunes equally enjoyable !
The album features guest appearances on some tracks by the following masterful musicians: Matt McGranaghan (Fiddle), Paul Gurney (Piano and Accordion), Keith Connolly (percussion) and Paudraic McGovern (Uillean Pipes). The album was recorded at Paul Gurney’s RealWorld Studios in Longford, where Paul proved to be a great source of humour, ideas and encouragement.
I wish to thank Edaín O’ Donnell for her time and her artistic vision in the design of my album cover. Thank you Paul Hennessy for the easy-going and professional preparation of the Video. My thanks also to Micheál Harrington for his creative design of this website. Finally, my appreciation and gratitude to my family for facilitating me to see this project through.