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Irish Music from Cleveland, Vol. 2: The Community Tradition

Various Artists
Irish Music from Cleveland, Vol. 2: The Community Tradition

Fiddler Tom McCaffrey and flutist Tom Byrne, both Irish immigrants, met in Cleveland, Ohio in 1957. The pair developed a unique performance style based on their personal musical heritage and the folk music of the southern Appalachians. This album, recorded 22 years after their initial meeting, captures a glimpse of how this duo grew together as musicians, each coming to understand the nuances of the other’s style. Ultimately, Irish Music from Cleveland is a powerful testament to the enduring legacy of Irish music in America as McCaffrey and Byrne come together to share their love of dance tunes with the next generation. This album is second in a series of three. Liner notes include information on Irish dance tunes, artist biographies, and commentary for each track.

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Track Listing

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Glen Allen / Music in the Glen (medley) Tom Byrne, Frank Barrett, Tom McCaffrey 2:35
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102
Cronin's Reel Tom Byrne and Frank Barrett 1:54
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103
Comb Your Hair and Curl It Tom Byrne, Frank Barrett, Tom McCaffrey 1:47
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104
Whiskey Island Pat O'Malley and Frank Keating 1:37
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105
The Mountain Road Frank Barrett, Tom McCaffrey and Tom Scott 1:22
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106
Christmas Eve Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 2:00
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107
White Cockade, The / High Caul Cap, The (medley) Tom Byrne, Frank Barrett, Tom McCaffrey 2:30
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108
Flowers of Ballymote Tom Byrne 1:15
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109
The Flowers of Edinburgh Tom Byrne, Frank Barrett, Tom McCaffrey 1:59
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201
Father Kelley's Pat O'Malley and Frank Keating 1:52
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202
George Wilson's Favorite Frank Barrett and Tom McCaffrey 1:52
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203
The Wise Maid Tom Byrne and Frank Barrett 1:57
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204
Barney Bralligan Tom Byrne, Frank Barrett, Tom McCaffrey 1:23
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205
Paddy's Return / Murray's Jig (medley) Pat O'Malley, Johnny Coyne, Tom McCaffrey 2:05
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206
Willie Coleman's Jig Tom Byrne 1:37
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207
London Bridge / Mary Ellen's Fancy (medley) Pat O'Malley and Frank Keating 2:12
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208
Tobin's Fancy - Tobin's Favorite / Irish Washerwoman, The (medley) Tom Byrne, Frank Barrett, Tom McCaffrey 2:16
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209
The Shaskeen Tom Byrne, Frank Barrett, and Tom McCaffrey 2:04
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