Recordings

My solo album

it’s somewhere in the pipeline and I’ll let you know when it’s about to appear!

Until then, you can hear me perform some solo tracks on the following albums:

If you are interested in hearing more of my solo playing, have a look through the online collections of the Irish Traditional Music Archive/Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann

You can hear some tracks of me playing along with friends on these albums:

  • With James Byrne: The Road to Glenlough, Claddagh Records CC52CD
  • With Ciaran Ó Maonaigh: Ceol a’Ghleanna SPINCD1008
  • With Brendan Begley: We Won’t go Home ‘Til Morning (Kells Music, 1997)
brendan begley cd

Productions

I’ve been involved in producing albums since the mid 1980’s. Here are some of the productions:

The Brass Fiddle

Solo unaccompanied fiddling from Con Cassidy, Vincent Campbell, Francie Dearg Byrne and James Byrne. This 1987 album helped put Donegal fiddle on the map.

James Byrne

The Road to Glenlough 
A beautiful collection of music from my good friend and musical hero James Byrne (1946-2008) – this really is essential listening!

John Doherty

The Floating Bow
A marvellous collection taken from the Alun Evans collection where you’ll hear Doherty at his best and most relaxed.

Néillidh Boyle

A Feeling in the Blood
This project brings together the music, song and words of one of the most innovative and daring fiddle players you’ll ever hear.

Con Cassidy

Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. A delightful album from one of the most delicate, graceful and inventive players I ever met.

Vincent Campbell

The Purple Heather
A portrait of the mighty fiddle player and composer Vincent Campbell from Glenties, another good friend and musical inspiration. He just keeps getting better!

Frank Cassidy

Níl Gar An
(Solo & duets with John Doherty). Recordings of the man Seamus Ennis described as the best fiddler he ever heard – that says it all!

Dog Big and Dog Little

A fantastic taste of the music and song of Leitrim and Fermanagh. A classic that has inspired many people to look and listen more closely to the music of their own locality.

The Drones and the Chanters

Volume 2. I’ve been mad about the pipes for as long as I can remember. I loved working on this compilation with Liam O'Flynn, Seán Óg Potts, Robbie Hannan, Gay McKeon, Ronan Browne, Mick O'Brien, and Joseph McLaughlin.