Bootleg Panini (Digital Download)
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A summer Saturday in North London c.1986
‘Lunch? I have a better idea,” she replied, “Why don’t I ask Tom Nagle if I can borrow his box and I’m sure he’ll have a ghetto blaster. . . we’ll have the tunes down on a cassette in a jiffy. . .what d’you reckon?”
“Do I get a choice?”
This music was originally recorded on a cassette C90 tape at Thomas Nagle’s family home in North London in about 2 hours c.1986.
The cassette then went around the UK, Ireland and beyond in a response to requests that I had received from several friends who wanted to learn what they regarded as my more ‘unusual’ session tunes. These were some of the tunes I had collected from everywhere over a period of 10 years.
Then, sometime in the mid 1990s, someone gave my Dad, Les Tweed, a copy of the cassette and asked him if he remembered it.
A few years later, Niall Keegan suggested that I put this out on CD during a conversation where I had told Niall that I’d been getting a lot of requests to record a more ‘traditional Irish-sounding’ CD.
At that time (the turn of this century), I felt I had nothing musically to say about Irish music, that hadn’t already been addressed by others.
A few years later, I suggested the idea to Adrian.
And finally, here we are.
This isn’t the most perfect recording – it was done quickly, for fun and on a cassette recorder. We haven’t taken out the mistakes or tried to smooth out the production.
It is what it is. A few musical hours, quite a long time ago, in the district where I was born. And it still makes me smile broadly.
Heartfelt thanks go to the Nagle family, Tom Nagle and Siobhan O’Donnell, Jackie Wynne, Ailbe Grace, John (Bogey) Dalziel (RIP), Tom Conoboy (RIP), Gerry Hewitt (RIP), all the Leeds and Birmingham session boys and girls, Ivan Miletitch, Vincent Blin, Michel Ferry, Tom McElvogue, Noreen Cullen, John Whelan, Peter McAlinden, Kevin Ryan, Marian McGauley, Eileen Opie, Annette Hannigan, Paddy & Anne Molloy (RIP), Luton Leagrave CCE, St Albans CCE and anyone else we may have forgotten to mention. . .
. . .and Niall Keegan & Les Tweed who reminded us about all this in the first place. November 2015
Karen would like to dedicate this recording to the memory of Tom Conoboy and Gerry Hewitt with whom she shared so many years of great music in and around Northampton, England.
01. Charlie’s Cap (K.Tweed-PRS) / Ailbe Grace’s (A.Grace-IMRO)
02. Tommy Maguire’s (T.Maguire-ASCAP) / Coalminer’s (Trad. Arr. K.Tweed_A.Burns) – The Youngest Daughter (Trad) 03. Gortnaskehy (K.Tweed-PRS/May Monday Horizons Publishing) / Gan Ainm / Gan Ainm 04.Jacky Daly’s (J.Daly-IMRO) / Finbar Dwyer’s / John James’ (Mick Conneely-IMRO)
05. Tom McElvogue’s Jigs (T.McElvogue-IMRO)
06. Shamrock Hill (S.Ryan-IMRO) / The Rising Sun (Trad Arr K.Tweed/Adrian Burns – PRS/May Monday Horizons Publishing) – The Pope’s Toe (Trad Arr K.Tweed/Adrian Burns – PRS/May Monday Horizons Publishing)
07. Gan Ainm / Gain Ainm / The Second Victory (Trad. Arr. K.Tweed/A.Burns May Monday Horizons Publishing/PRS) – The Cat’s Meow (J.Madden-ASCAP)
08. Tom McElvogue’s (T.McElvogue-IMRO) – The Whole Thing (K.Tweed-PRS/May Monday Horizons Publishing)
09. The Green Fields of Glentown (T.Peoples-IMRO) / Gan Ainm / The Bucks of Oranmore (Trad. Arr. K.Tweed/A.Burns- May Monday Horizons Publishing/PRS)
10. Finbar Dwyer’s (F.Dwyer-IMRO) / Finbar Dwyer’s (F.Dwyer-IMRO) / The Square in Crossmaglen (J.Keegan-IMRO) / Return to Miltown (Trad Arr K.Tweed/Adrian Burns – PRS/May Monday Horizons Publishing)
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