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Dennis Watson's

10-15_Dennis_Watsons-Reel.pdf
Dennis Watson from County Roscommon, now living in Chicago, is a flute player and piper. Shannon Heaton recorded this tune, her own composition, on her recent CD The Blue Dress. She plays it again for this collection and dedicates it to Dennis…

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Quinn Family, The

09-23_The_Quinn_Family-Barndance.pdf
Shannon and Matt Heaton give vibrant life to a barndance which I first heard on the long-playing record Music from the Glens. The album featured the talented Quinn family from New York, hence the title I've given the tune to honour this musical clan…

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Old Wheels of the World (Johnny McGreevy's version)

08-11_Old_Wheels_of_the_World_McGreevys-Reel.pdf
Some of the lovely variations in Shannon Heaton's playing of this reel came from Johnny McGreevy, the Chicago fiddle master. They were given to Shannon by the one and only Liz Carroll, who also comes from that City by the Lake.

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Top of the Bow

05-22_Top_of_the_Bow-Reel.pdf
Flute player Shannon Heaton wrote 'Top of the Bow' for her friends Emerald and Eden, two fiddle-playing sisters. They had their fiddles out in the car, learning a tune on the way to a gig. However, after realizing that their playing had left little…

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Grandfather's Thought

04-28_Grandfathers_Thought-Hornpipe.pdf
This hornpipe from Julia, John, and Billy Clifford is played here for us by Shannon Heaton on flute. The tune may be found on an LP that the Cliffords recorded during their years in London, England, entitled The Star of Munster Trio, Music from…

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Humours of Ballyhaunis

04-16_Humours_of_Ballyhaunis-Slip_Jig.pdf
The 'goings on' or happy and fun times in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, give this slip jig its name. I first heard the tune played by the talented musical Quinn family from New York. A version of the tune may be found in O'Neill's great collection of…

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Jimmy Neary's Polka

01-24_Jimmy_Nearys_Polka.pdf
Another tune from the repertoire of fiddle master Johnny McGreevy. It is played on this recording by the talented flute player Shannon Heaton, who at one time lived in Chicago but now resides in Boston. Thanks, Shannon, for taking the time to travel…

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