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Irish Music from Cleveland

Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey
Irish Music from Cleveland

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 20 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 first in a series of three. Liner notes include information on Irish dance tunes, artist biographies, and commentary for each track.

Track Listing

101
Donegal / The Silver Spear (medley) Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 2:22
102
Jackie Coleman's - Lucy Campbell Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 1:44
103
The Frost is All Over Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 1:40
104
The Galway Rambler Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 1:22
105
Riley the Moonshiner Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 2:37
106
New Rigged Ship / Off She Goes (medley) Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 2:04
107
A Fig for a Kiss Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 1:16
108
Swallow's Tail Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 1:51
201
Haste to the Wedding Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 2:12
202
My Father Told Me Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 0:28
203
The Foxhunter Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 1:34
204
Rags and Tatters Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 1:20
205
Boys of Bluehill / The Plains of Boyle (medley) Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 3:35
206
The Farewell Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 1:00
207
Leg of a Duck Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 1:25
208
Phil the Fluter's Ball / Chicken Reel (medley) Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 1:46
209
Bird In a Tree / Cooley's Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey 2:33

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