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    Back in April I started a thread about Irish tenor banjo music and added a bunch of great music to the library from all the suggestions. So I thought it would be fun to do one for Irish mandolin music as well. Below are some that I already have and enjoy. What else is out there? Especially newer stuff....

    Three Mile Stone -- Marla Fibish on mandolin, also have her solo work
    The Rocky Road -- Michael Kerry
    Dan Beimborn's two albums
    Springwell, Dorney Rock, Polbain to Oranmore -- Kevin Macleod
    Like Father, Like Son -- Dagger Gordon
    Irish Music for Mandolin -- Kevin McElroy
    Dragon Reels -- Roger Landes, mostly octave/zouk as I recall
    The Green Mandolin -- David Surette
    A Mandolin Album -- Paul Kelly
    Mando Lore -- Brian Taheny and Andrew Collins, Irish tunes with American fiddle tunes
    We Banjo 3 has mandolin on all of their stuff

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    Mando Lore by Brian Taheny
    Strings Attached by Mick Moloney

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    Great idea! Bear in mind, though, that Dagger Gordon is Scottish, not Irish.

    Planxty also feature mandolin on several of their albums. Sweeney's Men also used the mandolin.

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    There's also Niilo Sirola with Irish Tunes on Mandolin and Banjo.

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    Marla's solo work was mentioned but I want to highlight A Bright Hollow Fog. It's very mando-centric and recommended. Perfect breakfast music.

    I also enjoyed Mick Moloney's mando work with Green Fields of America and others.
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    I forgot to mention Brendan O'Regan, Wind of Change.

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    Dagger Gordon and Kevin MacLeod are both Scottish players though Kevin played a lot with Alex Finn, the late bouzouki player.
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    Celtic mandolin recordings...,.is that better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seankeegan View Post
    I forgot to mention Brendan O'Regan, Wind of Change.
    Thanks Sean!! This is exactly the kind of stuff I'm looking for. Had never heard of this recording before.

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    I replied to you on the facebook page as well, but just for everyone's benefit here. Dervish has Brian McDonagh on the mandola and Michael Holmes on bouzouki, and their interplay is at the heart of Dervish's sound. They both switch from tunes to accompaniment fairly seamlessly. Also, Mooncoin's self-titled album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    Thanks Sean!! This is exactly the kind of stuff I'm looking for. Had never heard of this recording before.
    I started a thread on Brendan's playing recently.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...ndolin-playing
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    Fantastic thread; I very much appreciate the recommendations.
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    Here's another one to add to the list, and a cafe member as well!

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    There's mandolin content on recordings from Ye Vagabonds and they usually play a couple of sets of tunes amongst the songs in their live sets.



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    Another good Marla Fibish mandolin album is one she did with Jimmy Crowley on bouzouki and mandocello -- The Morning Star.
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    A bit late but just saw this thread and wanted to add one of my favourite. The album by Fiontan O Meachair,
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    The daddy of all 'Irish' mandolin recordings must be Dave Swarbrick's 'Rags, Reels and Airs' LP of 1967, since reissued as a CD. Not all mandolin but plenty of great Irish mandolin stuff on there such as the Jolly Tinker, linking with his pioneering work with Fairport convention on the Liege and Lief LP (with Toss the Feathers and the Lark in the Morning) which invented Celtic folk rock, before anyone thought of calling it that.
    A more recent classic (2008) and all mandolin is Luke Plumb's 'a Splendid Notion' album, where the ex-Shooglenifty mando wizard covers many great Irish reels, jigs, hornpipes, a Carolan set, etc.
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    I'm not sure if you're looking for just professional recordings like CD's and vinyl but some of the new ones I've been following are from:

    Janis Burns & John Doran,
    Tijn Berends,(bouzouki)
    and Ian Stephenson.







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    Huge recommendation for Sean Keegan's album https://seankeegan.bandcamp.com/albu...ew-on-one-wing
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    Some of you will have seen the thread about Banks Hornpipe, played by Colin Botts.
    He is currently putting up heaps of mostly Irish tunes on his Facebook page. I realise not everyone wants to go on Facebook, but he's very good at it.

    https://www.facebook.com/colinbottsmusic
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    Quote Originally Posted by liestman View Post
    Huge recommendation for Sean Keegan's album https://seankeegan.bandcamp.com/albu...ew-on-one-wing
    Second that. Really like this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagger Gordon View Post
    Some of you will have seen the thread about Banks Hornpipe, played by Colin Botts.
    He is currently putting up heaps of mostly Irish tunes on his Facebook page. I realise not everyone wants to go on Facebook, but he's very good at it.

    https://www.facebook.com/colinbottsmusic
    No need to go to Facebook, folks. Colin's YouTube channel also features his output. See https://www.youtube.com/@colinbotts

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    belfast outfit Lonesome George, have a very fine mandolist in Myles McCormick, well worth a listen

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    And here Colin’s latest offering from his YT site: https://youtu.be/V0pUimm8h1Y

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buesseler View Post
    And here Colinís latest offering from his YT site: https://youtu.be/V0pUimm8h1Y

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