These samples are from our previous CDs, “Blow Hard” and “Paddy's Rambles in the Park”
A jig written by Larry several
years ago. The title refers to both a brief intrigue and a lesson
in political correctitude. Larry wrote it over 20 years ago... before he was married. From Blow Hard.
A tune composed by former PMF
member Richard Kean in memory of a poor dead kitty. We seem to like
tunes written for cats; I'm sure there's a psychological study there
somewhere... From Paddy's Rambles in the Park.
in the Park
An Irish Air. Paddy's walking
through the graveyard and hears a tune from the next gravestone.
After a futile evening spent trying to find the source of the
tune, he learns it nonetheless. From Paddy's Rambles in the Park.
This is from a set from the Plinn region of central Brittany. The plinn is one of the more physically demanding dances
in Brittany yet hypnotic in its repetition. The set is played in a kind of call and response manner. From Blow Hard.
Tar Road to Sligo
A jig from the Northwest of Ireland. Sligo has produced some of Ireland's finest flute players.The tune is from the
legendary Bothy Band, probably the best Irish band in modern history. From Blow Hard.
Is Doing Yet
From a set of Rond Loudia from Central Brittany is one of PMF's biggest crowd-pleasers. From Paddy's Rambles in the Park.
Up Against the
A tune from Brendán Breathnach's pivotal Irish music series, Ceol Rince na hÉireann. Buachalán means ragweed in Irish.
Being “up against” them refers to being face down in a field of them in an unsuccessful attempt to make it home after one too many at the pub. From Blow Hard.