Joe Derrane - The Man Behind the Box

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From the time he was a teenager making 78s in the early 50s Joe Derrane's music has influenced 3 generations of Irish, Quebecois and Cape Breton musicians. Locally his regular appearances at the Celtic Colours festival have reintroduced him to younger Cape Breton audiences.

Joe's technical mastery of the accordion is undisputed. This CD, his latest, tells the story of his amazing come-back. In his mid '70s but still at the top of his game, his new recording contains lots of rare tunes, old chestnuts and unique settings.

Selected MP3 sound clips

Tie the Ribbon mp3 - e minor reel

Eddie Moloney's jig - mp3

Jackson's Morning Breeze - D jig - mp3

The Swallow's Nest (Ed Reavy) mp3

Gan Ainm - slip jig (mp3)

The Blacksmith - d modal reel (not The Merry Blacksmith)

Other Recordings | Music Notation and abc samples

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