“A feeling in the blood” a new 3 CD album of the fiddle music of Néillidh Boyle.
Néillidh Boyle from Dungloe, Co Donegal is an enigmatic figure in traditional fiddle playing often talked about even though very little of his music was easily available until now.
This 3 CD album, features the three 78’s that he made in 1937, his recordings from 1946 made for the Folklore Commission, recordings made by Alan Lomax in 1951 and the complete BBC recording session from 1953.
The collection also features a Long Note documentary radio programme and some recordings of Néillidh’s son Paddy and his brother Con also fiddle players. This CD published by Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí has extensive notes contained in a 36 page booklet. This year 2011, marks the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Néillidh Boyle.