One Out of the Fort, a cd of archival recordings featuring the fiddle music of Johnny Henry (1922-1996).
One Out of the Fort features 27 tracks of music and interviews with late Johnny Henry.
On this historic recording of fiddle music by Johnny Henry the listener is brought back to an earlier time and Johnny’s wonderful and unique playing reflects the kind of music that you only find at the core of the Irish tradition. His playing has a beautiful and lyrical quality that always supports the tune and his “lift” and “drive” reflects the sounds of the locality where he was born.
The music on this CD is crafted by a true master musician. We hear many rare and unique tunes - an unknown and very unusual twelve part reel called The Wise Maid; the lovely Owen Davey’s reel; Henry’s #1, a double jig; Gowlan Road and a reel called The Highlanders Kneebuckle are just some of the rare and unusual tunes on this recording. He also plays several beautiful duets, one with his brother Kevin (flute and pipes), a lovely fiddle duet with his sister Verona and is joined on a track with Kevin’s daughter Maggie Healy on whistle.*
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