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- Joe Derrane - Return to Inis Mor - Remastered
This landmark album takes its title from Joe’s most recent homecoming visit to Inis Mor, the largest of Galway’s Aran Islands and the birthplace of his father, where he gave a special concert in July 1995 as part of the prestigious Galway Arts Festival. The original jig he named for that occasion is here, along with reels, hornpipes, and other jigs, including Joe’s own Papa’s Joy, galvanized by his trademark triplets, at which he is the absolute master. Equally dazzling are two other Derrane originals: Roseland Barndance and Pastiche for Galway, a tour de force incorporating Irish, French-Canadian, and American traditional music spiced with jazz licks. But nowhere is his incredible technique more impressive than on the reels Farrell O’Gara/The Flogging Reel, surely one of the most powerful studio performances ever recorded on the button accordion. And for the first time ever, he has recorded a slow air, the profoundly moving An Irish Widow’s Lament (on the Death of Her Only Son)," featuring a superb string quartet in an inspired arrangement from Carl Hession.
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