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John Doherty
The Floating Bow




Claddagh Records


Irish Traditional

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Twenty-five tracks of the great Donegal fiddler from the 1960s and the 1970s. These recordings were made when John was at his musical best and are some of the most important fiddle tracks in the Irish tradition. They are accompanied by extensive learned notes by Alun Evans and Dermot McLaughlin.


1 The Spirits of Wine / Madame Bonaparte
2 The Further in The Deeper
3 An Chúilfhionn / The Flogging Reel
4 Drops of Brandy
5 Miss Patterson’s Slipper
6 The Day I Listed / The Fantastic Reel
7 Willie McLennan’s
8 The Lancers Jig / Gusty’s Frolicks
9 Tom Tailor’s
10 Scots Mary
11 The Sligo Maid’s Lament / Hand Me down the Tackle
12 The Enniskillen Dragoons / Nóra Críonna / Píobaire an Chéideadh
13 The Cameronian
14 Dúlaman na Binne Buí
15 Within A Mile of Dublin / Old Simon’s Hornpipe
16 The Glenconwell Hornpipe
17 The Mint in the Corn
18 The Highlanders / The Wind That Shakes the Barley
19 Seán Sa Cheo
20 King George IV
21 The Lancers Jig / The Silver Slipper
22 The Mountain Road
23 The Braes of Maas
24 Bonnie Kate
25 Maidin Fhómhair / Miss McLeod