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Reavey's These jigs were composed by Ed Reavey, whom Mick Maloney (musician & folklorist) described as probably the greatest composer of Irish Traditional music this century. Ed Reavey was born in Barnagrove, Co. Cavan. He emigrated to the US at a young age and died there in 1991.
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The Stage

I first heard 'The Stage' hornpipe played by Mike McKeigue, a very talented accordion player from Kiltomer in East Galway who died tragically in the early 70's. I would like to dedicate this hornpipe to his memory. I learned 'The Queen of the West' from the playing of his old friend, and one of his favourite fiddle players, Tommy Peoples. I have fond memories of playing with Tommy in Clare in during the early seventies.
Queen of the West
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The Salamancha The first tune 'The Salamancha' is a very old tune and was a great favourite with the old fiddle players and pipers. I first heard 'The Rainy Day' played by one of his favouite pipers, Tommy Reck.
The Rainy Day
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High Part of the Road The first jig was a great favourite of James Keane who has always been one of my favourite accordion players. I especially loves the 'neagh' which he puts into his music. The second jig is called after Connie O'Connell, a fiddle player from Cork.
Connie O'Connell's
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Bris an Fluinneog I learned the first reel from the fiddle playing of Mairead and Kathleen Nesbitt. The second reel is called after Andy Dixon, a fiddle player from Belfast.
Andy Dixon's
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The Monaghan These are two very old jigs which are popular in Sligo.
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Sliabh na mBan The 'Sliabh Na mBan' hornpipe was a great favourite among accordion players in the fifties. However I learned it from the playing of Seamus Connolly, one of my favourite fiddle players. The second hornpipe was a great favourite of Paddy Breen, a well known flute player and balladeer from Kilmihill, Co. Clare.
Johnny Burke's