Michael Coleman 

Viva Voce & Gael Linn

Michael Coleman's recordings of Sligo style Irish fiddling (1921-44) are without doubt the most influential ever made. This new Gael Linn / Viva Voce package was originally produced by Harry Bradshaw of Dublin.

The beautiful 2 CD set contains 48 tracks - over half of Coleman's recorded output. To complement the package there is a well researched 80 page book which offers fascinating history, discography, and numerous old photos.

Complete tune listing and more links scroll down

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Notation Links


James Gannon's Barndance


The Blackthorn Stick


Duke of Leinster


The Green Fields of America


The Boy's of the Loch


Ballinasloe Fair


Farrell O'Gara


Crooked Road to Dublin


CD 1
  1. Lord MacDonald / Ballinasloe Fair
  2. Cherish The Ladies
  3. The Boys Of The Lough / The Merry Blacksmith (aka Devils in Dublin)
  4. The Liverpool / Pretty Maggie Morrissey
  5. The Shaskeen / Bag of Spuds
  6. Jackson's Jigs (TheTempest and The Tar Road to Sligo)
  7. Farrell O'Gara's /Good Morning To Your Nightcap
  8. James Gannon's / The Belle of the Ball
  9. The Crooked Road To Dublin / The Sligo Maid
  10. Lord Gordon's
  11. Kitty's Rambles /The Frost Is All Over
  12. Reidy Johnson's (Tom Steele aka Hand Me down the Tackle / Lawson's Favourite
  13. The Job Of Journeywork
  14. Rakish Paddy / Miss Roddy's (aka The Boys of Ballysodare)
  15. Tobin's Fancy (Tobin's Jig / The Tar Road to Sligo)
  16. Crowley's Reel #1 / Crowley's reel# 2
  17. Up and Away / Casey's
  18. The Kerryman's Daughter / The Bird in the Tree
  19. Up Sligo (The Unfortunately Rake aka The Basket of Turf / The Geese in the Bog (in G)
  20. Lucy Campbell
  21. McDermott's
  22. Dr. Gilbert's / The Queen Of The May
  23. The Humours of Ennistymon / Cherish the Ladies (in G)
  24. The Green Fields of America / The Swallow's Tail
CD 2
  1. The Old Grey Goose
  2. The Morning Dew / The Woman of the House
  3. Murray's Fancy (The Cuckoo Hornpipe)
  4. The Foxhunter / Comb Your Hair and Curl It (slip jigs)
  5. The Duke Of Leinster / The Ladies' Pantalettes
  6. Larry O'Gaff / Richard Brennan's Favourite
  7. The Real Blackthorn Stick / The Green Groves of Erin
  8. Murphy's Hornpipe
  9. Jackson's Morning Brush / The Rambling Pitchfork aka The Fisherman's Widow
  10. The Tarbolton / The Longford Collector / The Sailor's Bonnet
  11. The Sailor On The Rock / The Bunch of Keys aka Paddy on the Turnpike
  12. The Monaghan Jig
  13. The Pigeon On The Gate / Miss Monaghan
  14. Apples In Winter (The Templehouse Jig / Apples In Winter)
  15. Bonnie Kate / Jenny's Chickens aka Sleepy Maggie)
  16. The Frieze Britches
  17. The Stage / The Western aka The Tara Brooch
  18. Paddy Ryan's Dream aka Miss Lyalls Reel / Mamma's Pet
  19. Tell Her I Am / Doherty's aka Up Sligo
  20. The Kerry Reel aka The Green Fields of Rossbeigh / The Boyne Hunt
  21. Tommy Hill's Favourite (Byrnes Hornpipe, Tommy Hill's Favourite)
  22. Killarney Wonder
  23. Farewell To Ireland / Farewell to Erin
  24. Mrs. Kenny's Barndance (aka Woodland Flowers by Felix Burns)

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