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First Through the Gate

First Through the Gate

In his long-awaited, stunning solo debut, premier Irish-American fiddler Brian Conway performs with a skill, grace, and force that are steeped in tradition but distinctively his own. Well known in the New York Irish/Celtic community, Conway has won numerous fiddling competitions, and has been called one of the best fiddlers of his generation. Nothing is missed in Brian Conway's Sligo style of fiddling. From hop jigs to hornpipes, and highlands to slow airs, Conway preserves and passes along the best of the past while melding it with the talent and imagination of the present.

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Track Listing

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Reels: The Liffey Banks / The Concert Reel / The Donegal Traveler (medley) Brian Conway 3:46
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102
Slip Jigs: The Foxhunter / Barney Brallaghan / Comb Your Hair and Curl It (medley) Brian Conway 2:23
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103
Reels: The Mullingar Lea / Dowd's No. 9 / The Lass of Carracastle (medley) Brian Conway 3:46
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104
Jigs: Up Sligo No. 2 / Contentment Is Wealth / The Scotsman Over the Border (medley) Brian Conway 3:07
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105
Reels: The Blackberry Blossom / The Silver Spire / The Dawn (medley) Brian Conway 3:38
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106
Hornpipes: The Cuckoo / Flowers of Spring / Dunphy's (medley) Brian Conway 4:18
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107
Reels: The Dairy Maid's Reel / The Reelof Bogie / Langton's Favorites (medley) Brian Conway 3:41
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108
Highlands: O'Flynn's Fancy / Casey's Pig / Jimmy Lyons' (medley) Brian Conway 3:17
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109
Reels: Paddy Ryan's Dream / Never Was Piping So Gay / John McGrath's (medley) Brian Conway 3:51
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110
Reels: Jenny's Welcome to Charlie / Tom Steele (medley) Brian Conway 4:14
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111
Slow Air: An raibh tú ag an gCarraig? (Were you at the Rock?) Brian Conway 4:25
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112
Reels: Martin Wynne's Nos. 1,2,3 and 4 Brian Conway 4:42
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113
Hornpipes: Minnie Foster's Clog / The Newcastle Hornpipe / Fly by Night No.2 (medley) Brian Conway 4:34
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114
Jigs: Jerry's Beaver Hat / Scatter the Mud / Kitty's Wedding (medley) Brian Conway 3:45
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115
Reels:The Spike Island Lasses / Tom Moylan's Frolics (medley) Brian Conway 2:29

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