CD 4, Irish Waltzes, V.1
1. Gentle Maiden , Teddy O’Neill
2. Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow, Moonlight in Mayo
3. She Lived Beside the Anner, Erin’s Lovely Lee
4. Believe Me…, Where the River
5. Pull Down the Blind, Hummingbird
6. Snowy Breasted Pearl, Mary of
the Curling Hair
7. Kevin Barry, Bold Jack Donohue, Tipperary Far Away
8. Wild Col. Boy, The Star of
Logie Bay, Irish Soldier Boy
9. Fr. Murphy of Boolavogue (in
10. Seamus O’Brien, I’ll Remember You Love in My Prayers,
Away in Australia
11. Don’t Tread on the Tail of My
Coat, O’Brien Has
Place to go.
12. Castle of Dromore, The Three
13. My Own Dear Galway Bay, The
Town of Galway
14. My Irish Jaunting Car, Boys
of the Co. Armagh
15. Connemara Lullaby, Old Bog
16. Limerick Waltz Redowa
17. Noreen Bawn, Molly Bawn, Girl
18. Rosin the Bow, Lovely
Leitrim, Green Hills of Kerry
19. Rose of Aranmore, A Mother’s
Love is a Blessing,
CD 4, Irish Waltzes is one of 2
CD’s of Waltz tunes commonly played for Irish social dances all during the
1900’s. These tunes, mostly song tunes, would fill an Irish dance floor. This
is now 2021 and you would be hard pressed to find an old Irish social dance now. They seem to have been replaced by ceili dances consisting mostly of sets and rince fada with an occasional waltz. Many of these old song tunes
are forgotten and no longer played by Irish traditional musicians.
These notes are my sources for the tunes. I recorded them with a Hohner Xtreme 3 row, 2 voice box in BCD with
1. Gentle Maiden, Teddy O’Neill
are the first 2 tunes in one of Jimmy Shand’s Waltz books. We played the Gentle
Maiden a lot in our early sessions.
2. Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow,
Moonlight in Mayo, 2 tunes from Frank Murphy, paired in the Blackthorn
3. Two old songs. I got their
melodies from the music.
4. Believe Me… & Shannon
River learned from John McCormack
records, HMV DA1432 & Victor 758.
5. Pull Down the Blind came from
Frank Murphy. The Hummingbird as recorded by the Gallowglass Ceili Band. Music
for both are in one of the F. Roche collections.
6. Snowy Breasted Pearl is from
our early sessions. I learned Mary of the Curling Hair from a Johnny McEvoy
7. Three tunes from Frank
Murphy’s house parties of the 1950’s.
8. The Star of Logie Bay is from
a McNulty Family recording, Copley album 9-604 . It’s a Nfld. song. The other
two tunes were from the old house parties.
10. Seamus O’Brien, both are from
The McNulty Family Decca 12247 & Far Away in Australia from Decca 12256.
I’ll Remember You Love in My Prayers is from another unrecallable album.
11. Don’t Tread on the Tail… is
from a Patrick Galvin album. O’Brien… is from McNulty Family Decca 12236.
12. Two waltzes from Frank
Murphy. Dorothy McManus recorded the Three Flowers on Copley 9-151.
13. My Own Dear Galway Bay is
from the music, Town of Galway is from the singing of Connie Foley, Copley
14. Marty O’Keefe used to sing
the Irish Jaunting at all our early sessions. I had it from Connie Foley’s
record, Copley 9-212. Boys From the Co. Armagh is from the singing of Margaret
Slavin on a McCusker Bros. Ceili Band album.
15. I first heard the Connemara
Lullaby from Brendan Hogan on a Ballinakill Ceili Band album. The Old Bog Road
and Slievenamon are from the singing of Glen Curtin, Rego R-46000.
16. The Limerick Waltz Redowa as
recorded by the Gallowglass Ceili Band. The music is in one of the Roche
17. and 18. well known popular
songs - waltz tunes.
19. From two McNulty Family
records, Decca 12252 & 12254. Eileen McMahon is from a Connie Foley 78,