The West Clare Railway, Revisited

I have blogged about this reel in the past, but I thought it’d be nice to revisit the railway, as I have recently found it departing my fiddle quite a bit lately. I’ve also heard a new version or two of it since then. Also I should note the tune was written by Junior Crehan.

This first is from one of the albums currently in heavy rotation in my collection–great playing here by Joey Abarta (pipes,) Nathan Gourley (fiddle,) and accompanied by Owen Marshall:

A new one to me:

 

Enjoy!

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An Port is Déanaí–Bunker Hill

Bunker hill is a rousing reel which I first heard played by a couple of young folks on the Comhaltas website. I can’t embed the video, but you can watch it here:

http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_375_3_aisling_vaughan_and_shane_keating/

Here’s Portland, Maine band The Press Gang playing it along with Gathering Sheep.