The album is called ‘Scaoil Amach an Pocaide’, and it is a live recording of a concert Tony and Steve gave some years back in Spiddal, Co Galway.
It is a very special recording for a number of reasons, primarily because Tony is unlikely to be recording again. Sad to report, he has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and it has of course affected his playing.
As Martin Hayes writes in the sleeve note to the album: “What could be better than hearing the combination of these two iconic musicians. This is a beautiful and profoundly heartfelt recording that anybody interested in Irish music should own.”
1 Cúnla, Na Ceannabháin Bhána, Cailleach an Airgid
2 The Plains of Boyle, The Friendly Visit
3 The Rolling Wave (An Tonn Reatha)
4 Caoineadh Eoghain Ruadh
5 Port an Bhráthar, Port Shean tSeáin
6 The Battle of Aughrim (Cath Eachroma)
7 The Wounded Huzzar
8 The Garden of Daisies (Gairdín na Nóiníní)
9 The Humours of Drinagh, A Trip to Athlone
10 O’Neill’s March (Máirseáil Uí Néill)