Humours of Toonagh
This reel first came to my attention when it was played by a group of wonderful young musicians from Dublin. Their band, known as The Castle Céilí Band, made a big name for themselves in the 1960s and were much admired throughout Ireland for their rhythm, phrasing, and selection of tunes. James Keane and his brother Seán – the fiddle player with The Chieftains – were central to the success and popularity of the band, so who better than accordionist James Keane from Dublin and New York to play this tune for us?
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Keane, James (accordion), “Humours of Toonagh,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed March 21, 2023, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/573.