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Chris Smith: Words & Music

Unaccompanied recordings

(Chris Smith)
Chris Smith
Recordings of Irish traditional instrumentalist, un- or lightly-accompanied
NB: Not all instrumentalists will play at “concert” pitch (meaning with the A or D of the sounding instrument at the same pitch as those notes on the piano. It is not uncommon for pipers to play ½ step, 1 whole step, or even a minor 3rd “below” concert D, or for fiddlers to tune up ½ step. Be prepared as accompanist to retune and/or use a capo.
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Alasdair Fraser & Jody Stecher
The Driven Bow
Bernard O'Sullivan & Tommy McMahon
Clare Concertinas
Bobby Casey
Casey in the Cowhouse
Brian McNamara
Fort of the Jewels
Brian McNamara
A Piper's Dream
Joe Cooley
David Power
Cuaichín Gleann Neifín
Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin
Forgotten Days
Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford
The Star Above The Garter
Edward V. Reavy
Milestone At The Garden: Irish Fiddle Masters From The 78 RPM Era
Elizabeth Crotty
Concertina Music From West Clare
Gearoid Ó hAllmhurain & Patrick Ourceau
Gerard Commane & Joe Ryan
Two Gentlemen Of Clare Music
Hammy Hamilton, Seamus Creagh, Con O Drisceoil
It's No Secret
Various Artists
Irish Dance Music
Jack and Charlie Coen
The Branch Line
Jackie Daly
Music From Sliabh Luachra
James Kelly
Melodic Journeys
James Morrison
From Ballymote To Brooklyn
Jaqueline McCarthy
Hidden Note
Jerry O'Sullivan
O'Sullivan Meets O'Farrell, Volume 1
Various Artists
Farewell To Ireland
Johnny Connolly
Drioball Na Fáinleoige
Johnny Connolly
An Mileoidean Scaoilte
Johnny Cronin & Joe Banjo Burke
Cronin & Burke
Johnny O Leary of Sliabh Luachra
Dance Music From The Cork-Kerry Border
Various Artists
Various - Milestone At The Garden - Irish Fiddle Masters From The 78 RPM Era
Maeve Donnelly & Peadar O'Loughlin
The Thing Itself
Mary MacNamara & Andrew MacNamara
Open Hearth
Matt Cranitch
Give It Shtick
Matt Molloy
Heathery Breeze
Mick Moloney
Strings Attached
Mick O'Brien
May Morning Dew
Mick O'Brien & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
Kitty Lie Over
The Mulcahy Family
The Mulcahy Family
Noel Hill & Tony MacMahon
Aislingí Ceoil (Music Of Dreams)
Noel Hill & Tony MacMahon
In Knocknagree
Kerry Fiddles
Padraig O'Keefe
The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master
Patsy Touhey
The Piping Of Patsy Touhey
Randal Bays
Out Of The Woods
Randal Bays
The Salmon's Leap
Ronan Browne
The Wynd You Know
Ronan Browne/Peter O'Loughlin
The South West Wind
Ronan Browne/Peter O'Loughlin
Touch Me If You Dare
The Russell Family
The Russell Family Of Doolin, Co Clare
Seamus Ennis
The Drones And The Chanters
Seamus Ennis
Forty Years Of Irish Piping
Seamus Ennis
The Fox Chase
Seamus Ennis
The Pure Drop
Seamus Ennis
The Return From Fingal
Seán Keane
Gusty's Frolicks
Sean O'Driscoll And Larry Egan
The Kitchen Recordings
Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy
The Wind Among The Reeds
Tommy McCarthy
Sporting Nell
Tony Mac Mahon
Traditional Irish Accordion
Willie Clancy
The Minstrel From Clare
Willie Clancy
The Pipering Of Willie Clancy – Vol. 1 & 2