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Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford
The Star Above the Garter




Claddagh Records


Irish Traditional


Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford, brother and sister, are heirs to the fiddle tradition of Sliabh Luachra, the mountainous area on the Cork/Kerry border. Their dance music is music of the local sets but is played as much for the ear as for the feet. Their airs are overpowering in their depth of feeling, and for sheer traditional technique, this is one of the best fiddle records ever made.


1. Rathawaun / The Hare in the Corn
2. O'Mahony's / The Stack of Barley
3. The Morning Star / Rolling on the Ryegrass
4. Farewell to Whiskey / The Dark Girl
5. Tom Billy's
6. Dan O'Keeffe's
7. O'Rahilly's Grave
8. Seanbhean na gCartaí / Tom Billy’s
9. The Ballydesmond Polkas
10. The Blackbird
11. The Lady on the Island / Callaghan's
12. The Munster Jig / Munster Buttermilk
13. Knocknaboul Polkas
14. Johnny When You Die / Anything for John-Joe
15. An Raibh tú ag an gCarraig
16. Padraic O'Keeffe's / The Scartaglen Jig
17. The Fisherman’s
18. The Galtee Rangers / The Glentaun Reel
19. Caoine Uí Dhonaill
20. The Star Above the Garter / The Lisheen Slide