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The Torn Jacket

Artist:
Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
25-08-2017
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Barcode:
539015301951
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
CICD204
The Torn Jacket
The Torn Jacket

Description

Copperplate are delighted to announce our release of Roscommon flute player Tommy Guihen's first solo album 'The Torn Jacket' Tommy Guihen was born and reared on a small farm in the townland of Bodorragha, between Keadue and Arigna in north Co. Roscommon. He began playing the flute at the age of fourteen and quickly became an accomplist player of the Roscommon/Leitrim/Sligo style of traditional flute playing. He won the under 18 All-Ireland title in Ennis in 1977 and the senior All-Ireland title in Listowel in l978. He toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceolteoiri Eireann in the late l970s, 1980s and 1990s, performing in the UK. USA. Canada and Australia. He turned down many offers to play professionally in the USA. preferring to stay in Ireland and live in his native area. Tommy never yearned for fame or promotion, but preferred to play his music for the enjoyment of local people at concerts and music sessions during the past decades. He played throughout the l980s in counties Roscommon, Leitrim and Sligo with a local band called Shebeen. Tommy has always learned tunes exclusively by ear. As a young man he learned all his music from local musicians. He admires the old individual and regional styles of older musicians which he feels are sadly in decline due to the wide availability of recordings and advances in technology.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. VIEW ACROSS THE VALLEY, THE, FATHER NEWMAN'S
  3. KILGLASS LAKES, MOUSE IN THE CUPBOARD,FISHERMANS JIG, THE
  4. NAVVY ON THE SHORE, PEIG MCGRATHS, MCFADDENS
  5. LAMENT FOR JIM FLYNN
  6. CONNIE THE SOLDIER, FASTEN THE LEG IN
  7. HIGH HILLS OF LARGY, THE, MOSSY BANKS, THE
  8. DARBYS FAREWELL, FATHER OGRADYS TRIP TO BOCCA,BALTIMORE SALUTE
  9. ELEANOR PLUNKETT
  10. MASTERS RETURN, THE, KISS THE MAID BEHIND THE BARREL
  11. KILLEIGH, THE, A BUILDER OF BRIDGES
  12. KILLAVIL, ANDY MCGANNS, LARK IN THE MORNING, THE
  13. BELL HARBOUR, THE, PIPERS DESPAIR, THE, BOYS OF DUBLIN
  14. UNA BHAN
  15. PARCEL OF LAND, THE, STREETPLAYER, THE, DRUNKEN LANDLADY, THE
  16. TONN TEINE, TORN JACKET, THE, LONGFORD SPINSTER
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