Star Of The County Down

This is my instrumental version of Star Of The County Down, played here in waltz time. I don’t get around to doing anywhere near as much fingerstyle guitar playing as I’d like to these days but I’ve been wanting to record this one for awhile so…… A few months ago I sent my 1983 Maton FG100 to the Maton factory …

Rebecca O'DeaStar Of The County Down

Bold Thady Quill/Maid At The Well

I learnt the first jig from the Mulcahy Family who have been a rich source of tunes for me over a long period of time.They have a great way of playing tunes. The second tune is normally played in G but I was messing about with it one night and it somehow ended up in F! Anyway the capo is …

Rebecca O'DeaBold Thady Quill/Maid At The Well

Leitrim Musicians

Music in Rosinver, North Letrim, Ireland 2014 with fiddler Ben Lennon and accordion player Jim Connolly

Rebecca O'DeaLeitrim Musicians

Mount Piper Reel

Tony took a walk up the local Mount Piper Conservation Reserve here in central Victoria and decided that the unnamed reel he’d recently composed should be called “The Mount Piper Reel”. The photos are some of the snaps he took whilst on his way up and down the walking trail. The tune is in A Major. For some strange reason …

Rebecca O'DeaMount Piper Reel

Tony O’Rourke and Suzette Herft

Tony O’Rourke with Suzette Herft at the Burke and Wills Winery in Mia Mia (near Melbourne). Suzette is a Melbourne-based singer and had been giving a performance of her “Joan Baez Tribute Show”. After dinner she and Tony sat down for a some informal singing and it went on for about 3 hours. A great night! Photo by Janet Frawley.

Gerry GaffneyTony O’Rourke and Suzette Herft