Track 14. Slides – Patsy Geary’s - The Kaiser

from "At Home" by Gerry Harrington

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The first slide was very popular when I was growing up and I always liked to play it. Source for notated version: fiddler John Kelly (Ireland) [Breathnach]. Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 51, pg. 23. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), 1976, vol. 4; No. 59 (appears as “Mickey O’Callaghan’s”). Vallely (Learn to Play the Tin Whistle with the Armagh Pipers Club), vol. 2; 3. Gael‑Linn Records CEF 018, John Kelly ‑ "Seoda Ceoil I" (1968). GTD Records, Micho Russell – “Limestone Rock” (1989. Appears as “Kerry Slide”). Triskel Records, Micho Russell (1982). The tune was also associated with Patrick Kelly from Cree, Co. Clare.
The second slide in this set I learned form the playing of Julia Clifford. Source for notated version: accordion player Denis Doody (Co. Kerry, Ireland) [Breathnach]; accordion player Johnny O’Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) [Moylan]. Breathnach (CRE III), 1985; No. 54, pg. 24. Mac Amhlaoibh & Durham (An Pota Stóir: Ceol Seite Corca Duibne/The Set Dance Music of West Kerry), No. 58, pg. 37 (appears as “Gan Ainm” {untitled}). Moylan (Johnny O’Leary), 1994; No. 134, pg. 78. Mulligan Records LUN 019, Denis Doody ‑ "Denis Doody Kerry Music" (1978). Topic 12T311, John & Julia Clifford - “Humours of Lisheen” (appears untitled). Topic 12T358, “Jackie Daly” (appears as “Going to the Well for Water”).


from "At Home", released January 1, 2011


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Gerry Harrington County Sligo, Ireland

. Gerry's music was brought to a wider audience during the nineties through the release of two exquisite albums with accordion player Eoghan O'Sullivan, Scéal Eile and The Smokey Chimney. Gerry recorded the album “The New Road" with button accordion master Charlie Piggott. The latest work is a solo fiddle album titled “At Home” which includes music from Sliabh Luchra and Sligo. ... more

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