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The Wedding Reel

The Wedding Reel

March 3, 2011

A reworked version of a reel associated with the band Lúnasa (The Merry Sisters of Fate - Morning Nightcap Set) to open the month of March, with an unusual blend of new and old in the instrumentals, and banjo on lead melody

Pat Burke’s Jig

Pat Burke’s Jig

February 25, 2011

A popular and widespread jig, which is quite easy to play as well. A harpsichord and accordion-led introduction leads to a pleasant and enjoyable tune, with a little kick towards the end.

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Enjoy!

Marion Egan’s Reel

Marion Egan’s Reel

February 13, 2011

A fast and lively reel here, from the playing of the aforementioned Marion Egan, with a surprisingly suitable horn in lead.

Nothwithstanding the instrumental variation, the tune is a good version for anyone trying to pick up the tune.

Enjoy!

John Ryan’s Polka

John Ryan’s Polka

February 9, 2011

A good version here for listeners, for learners, and for anyone looking for the typical energy of an authentic Irish session!

This is a widespread and well-known session polka, with drums, gong, and oboe joining traditional instruments what is the only way this tune can be played. . .listen, and you'll know what I mean. . .

Great craic altogether!

Ophelia’s Grave

Ophelia’s Grave

February 9, 2011

A rare setting of an unknown reel, for a change. Harpsichord and clavi added to more traditional instruments like the fiddle and accordion lend a strong, powerful sound to this little tune

Connie O’Connells

Connie O’Connells

February 8, 2011

A sparse, tinkling version of this reel, with soprano recorder, celeste, church organ, synthesiser and vibraphone sounds combining to give a light, easy tone, with a comfortable pace maintained throughout

This release is one of four released today as a feedback trial. Please let us know what you prefer, and what you don't by emailing electrictrad@hotmail.com, or by logging on to electrictrad.podbean.com.

Off To California

Off To California

February 8, 2011

A hornpipe through antiphonal D Trumpet, French Horn, and Clarinet sounds, with synthesiser, high banjo, and overdrive guitar sounds also used to create a marching, steady beat

My Darling Asleep

My Darling Asleep

February 8, 2011

A string based computer-generated mix, with banjo, mandolin, and harpsichord sounds topped off with drum accompaniment, and an accordion thrown in as well

Pull the Knife and Stick it Again

Pull the Knife and Stick it Again

February 8, 2011

A Matt Molloy piece here, based around a thready flute-sound opening, with heavy drum, mandolin, banjo, and accordion involvement

Larry’s Favourite

Larry’s Favourite

January 11, 2011

A fast-paced version of this popular reel here, led by accordion, banjo, and harpsichord.

A word here for artists Orla Harrington, Deirin De, Siobhán Peoples, Dílse, and Seamus Bugler, who have also recorded versions of this tune

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