If you like Irish music, you’ll enjoy this CD immensely. If you play Irish music you’ll find this CD really useful listening. All the tunes found on My Love’s in America are core Irish session repertoire. Accurate transcriptions of all the tunes can be found in the book The Crossroads Dance. Wonderful music.
Born out of Galway and the West, Shaskeen rebounds a tradition that is deeper than time itself. Reels and jigs played with a verve and vigour that commands the ultimate response – the passioned play of dancing feet on the stone floor. And yes, there are songs too, songs of love, songs of place and songs of other, perhaps happier times. Shaskeen have been sharing their music with us for many years now, long may it continue.
Reels: Last Night’s Fun, Lady on the Island, My Love is in America
Jigs: Queen of the Fair, Daniel O’Connell
Reels: Mary Staunton’s, Brendan McMorrin’s
Song: Lovely Annaghdown
Reels: The Floating Crowbar, My Mary Anne, Ash Maley House
Waltzes: Untitled, Mrs Kenny’s
Reels: P. J. Conlon’s, The Tap Room, The Moving Bogs
Polkas: Bill Sullivan’s, The Britches Full of Stitches
Jigs: Paddy in London, The Butchers’ March, The Rose in the Heather
Reels: Untitled (Jack Doyle’s Favourite), Billy Brocker, Connemara Stockings
Hornpipes: Cronin’s, The Home Ruler
Reels: The Early Breakfast, The Drunken Landlady
Reels: Miss Monaghan’s, St. Anne’s, The Wise Maid
Hornpipe and Barn Dance: Breen’s, The All-Star Barn Dance
My Love Is in America CD - The Shaskeen
This companion CD along with The Mouse Behind the Dresser contain all the tunes in the book Through the Half Door.