Irish Fiddle Duet Recordings

Irish Fiddle Duet Recordings

Irish fiddle duet recordings add a new dimension to the treasure of recordings of solo Irish fiddle players already available. 2 men who never made a fiddle duet recording together are Micheal Coleman & James Morrison which is a shame. 2 Legendary fiddlers playing around the same time in a fervent scene in New York in the 1920’s. But many other recordings exist of fiddle duets and some have been very special indeed. Nowhere is the harmony of a fiddle duet better demonstrated than with Seamus & Manus McGuire on ‘The Humours of Lissadell‘ and ‘Carousel’ later to expand to become Buttons & Bows with Jackie Daly. The 1st album listed below, ‘ Nothern Lights‘ – Kevin & Seamus Glackin. Has great drive and verve from 2 Dublin fiddlers with a very strong Donegal(North west Ireland) influence. Wooden acoustic instruments when played together will resonating with each other creating a unique sound.

Below a short discography of Fiddle Duet Recordings.

‘Nothern Lights‘ link – Kevin & Seamus Glackin. Irish music played with great drive and verve from fiddle playing brothers with a string Donegal bckround.

North’ – Danny Diamond & Conor Caldwell

The Kane Sisters(Liz & Yvonne Kane) ‘Side By Side'(2010) Link

The Kane Sisters had two previous album releases, ,’The Well Tempered Bow‘(2002) & ‘Under the Diamond‘(2004)

‘Carousel‘ (link)a beautiful album with an exquisite selection of tunes, many newly circulating and/or composed at the time. A follow on from their previous album, ’The Humours of Lissadell’.

‘Away on up the Road’- Aidan Connolly & John Daly link

‘The Wavy Bow Collection – John & James Carty – Link

‘At Complete Ease‘ (link) John Carty & Brian Rooney.

John & James Kelly ‘Irish Traditional Fiddle Music’.(1976) Link

Tara Connaughton Duet

‘The Masters Return‘-Link (Frankie Gavin & Malachy Bourke) A Tribute to Paddy Killoran.

Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen. ‘ Life is All Checkered’ Link.

Martin & P.J. Hayes ‘The Shores of Lough Graney. Buy – Link

Liz & Yvonne Kane(also the ‘Kane Sisters’). Have recorded ‘The Well Tempered Bow’ link & ‘Under the Diamond’ link &’ Side by Side’ link.

Andy McGann & Paddy Reynolds(with Guitarist Paul Brady) – Link.

‘The Apple in Winter’ Brian Conway & Tony deMarco. Available here.

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