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From Waterford, David is now living in New York. He has been playing the uileann pipes since he was a boy, and though still a young man, his experience shines through on this his first album. Inspired by older local players such as his teachers Tommy Kearney and Jimmy O'Brien-Moran, David listened avidly to the music of Seamus Ennis, Leo Rowsome and Felix Doran. Wisely he waited for his music to mature before committing himself to publication. On a selection of dance tunes and song airs, he uses the instrument to its full capacity, accompanied only by his drones and regulators. Although he plays at a rattling pace (like Ennis at his best), his command of the instrument makes it seem almost stately. It is absolutely right for his material, and his musicality pervades his use of variation and understanding of melodic possibilities. The album was produced by Donal Clancy of the group Danu.
1. The Salamanca / The Steam Packet
2. The Standing Abbey / Madame Bonaparte
3. The Galbally Farmer / Saddle the Pony
4. Jenny Picking Cockles / My Love is in America
5. Amárach lá ‘le Pádraig (St. Patrick’s Day is Tomorrow)
6. The Boys of the Town / The Bride's Favourite
7. The Fox Chase
8. Bantry Bay / The Stack of Barley (An Staicín Eorna)
9. Castle Kelly / The Green Fields of Rossbeigh / The Green Mountain
10. Eanach Dhúin (Annaghdown)
11. The Frost is All Over / Paddy's Return
12. Mná Bhaile Loch a’ Riach (The Women of Loughrea)
13. Cailleach an Airgid (The Hag with the Money) / Garret Barry's Jig
14. The Bonny Bunch of Roses / The Sally Gardens
15. The Bucks of Oranmore / George White's Favourite
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