"The music is unusual and unique in that it is composed mainly of tunes which are not part of the general repertoire of Irish Music (Reels and Jigs), but has Quadrilles, Single Jigs, Flings, Polkas, mostly tunes which were played for the set. The choice of keys for the tunes is unusual, mostly influenced by Mary Ann Carolan’s playing. She played the ‘German’ Concertina – a two-row double-reeded instrument in the keys C and G. She played in the ‘up and down’ style with a small bit of ornamentation and some ‘doubling’ of notes. Because of the set up of her instrument, she played many of her tunes in the key of C, an unusual key for traditional tunes, which, combined with her unusual repertoire, gave her music a distinctive sound. She never played at sessions, but had a vivid memory of her father’s playing and singing."
released June 15, 2010
Eilis Quinn: Eilis’ family have roots in Carricknaganna, near Mullaghbawn and Clogherhead. We have been playing together for a quite few years now and have developed our repertoire based on local tunes and we both have had the privilege of playing with the legendary Wally Murphy in Carberry’s, the Nep and other local venues where our type of music is tolerated.
Mick Dunne: Mick is an excellent musician, Drogheda born and bred like myself and educated in Carberry’s. His tasteful playing on mandolin and tenor banjo provides a nice dynamic contrast with the Accordeon and Concertina.
Gerry Cullen: I have known Gerry Cullen since were both chaps.