Irish Fiddle Duet
Irish fiddle duet recordings add a new dimension to the treasure of recordings of solo Irish fiddle players already available. 2 men who never made a fiddle duet recording together are Micheal Coleman & James Morrison which is a shame. 2 Legendary fiddlers playing around the same time in a fervent scene in New York in the 1920’s. But many other recordings exist of fiddle duets and some have been very special indeed. Nowhere is the harmony of a fiddle duet better demonstrated than with Seamus & Manus McGuire on ‘The Humours of Lissadell‘ and ‘Carousel’ later to expand to become Buttons & Bows with Jackie Daly. The 1st album listed below, ‘ Nothern Lights‘ – Kevin & Seamus Glackin. Has great drive and verve from 2 Dublin fiddlers with a very strong Donegal(North west Ireland) influence. Wooden acoustic instruments when played together will resonate with each other creating a unique sound.
Below a short discography of Fiddle Duet Recordings.
‘Nothern Lights‘ link – Kevin & Seamus Glackin
‘Carousel‘ (link)a beautiful album with an exquisite selection of tunes, many newly circulating and/or composed at the time.
‘At Complete Ease‘ (link) John Carty & Brian Rooney.
John & James Kelly ‘Irish Traditional Fiddle Music’. No longer commercially available.
‘The Masters Return‘-Link (Frankie Gavin & Malachy Bourke) A Tribute to Paddy Killoran. Ava
Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen. ‘ Life is All Checkered’ Link.
Martin & P.J. Hayes ‘The Shores of Lough Graney‘ Cassette only, no longer commercially available.
Andy McGann & Paddy Reynolds(with Guitarist Paul Brady) – Link.
‘The Apple in Winter’ Brian Conway & Tony deMarco. Available here.