John McGrath, a native of Nurney, Co Carlow, is one of Ireland's greatest
exponents of the three row button key accordion. From an early age his natural musical
gifts were recognised, and it came as no surprise when he was crowned three row Leinster
Champion while still a teenager.
He has made many appearances on Irish Television, and toured the United States with the
Avoca Céilí Band.
On this recording John displays all his musical skills, and I know that you will enjoy
listening to these fine selections – and if you feel like dancing – well, go right ahead!.
Long may John continue to give musical pleasure to his very many fans.
01. (Reels) Far From Home / Mulhaire's.
02. (Hornpipes) Dwyer's / Ryan's.
03. (Reels) The Scholar / The Green Gates / Bonnie Kate
04. (Polkas) Kerry Polka Selection
05. ( Waltz ) The Oslo Waltz
06. (Reel ) The Mason's Apron
07. (Marches) Roddy McCorley / Kelly From Killane / The Boys of Wexford
08. (Polkas ) Polka Set Selection
09. (Jigs ) Father O' Flynn / Irish Washerwoman / Haste To The Wedding
10. (Hornpipes) Harvest Home / The High Level
11. (Reels) The Foxhunter / The High Reel
12. (Irish Waltzes) Sean O' Dwyer / Endearing Young Charms / Oft In The Stilly Night
13. (Jigs) William Bell / Tobin's Fancy / The Long Horned Sheep
14. (Reels) Joe Burke’s Favourites