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Ted Furey

Ted Furey


Irish Folk Music
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  • Irish Folk Music
    • 1972 - Arfolk SB 307 LP
  • A Way for Ireland [Irish Folk Music]
    • 1998 - Arfolk CD 307 CD (Coop Breizh)
  • Irish Folk [Irish Folk Music]
    • Discover 12050.2 CD

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  • Side One
    1. Mountain Dark & Mrs. Mac Leod
    2. Bunch Of Violets Blue (Song: Ted Furey)
    3. My Love Is In America & Tie The Bonnet (Reels) (Guimbarde/Harp: John Wright)
    4. King Of The Fairies
    5. Newlynn Town (Song: Patsy Whelan)
    6. Boys Of Bluehill & Harvest Home (Hornpipe)
    7. Wild Rover (Song: John Wright)
  • Side Two
    1. Gyspie Casey (Song: Patsy Whelan)
    2. Drops Of Brandy & Kid Of The Mountain
    3. The Humour Of Claddagh & The Maid On The Green (Guimbarde/Harp: John Wright)
    4. Brian O'Lynn (Song: Ted Furey)
    5. Sligo Maid
    6. By The Hills (Song: Patsy Whelan)
    7. The Humour Of Tullough & Toss The Feathers

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Le Fiddle Irlandais

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  • Le Fiddle Irlandais par Ted Furey
    • 1973 - Le Chant du Monde LDX 74487 LP
  • Die Irische Fiddle
    • 1979 - Pläne 88149 LP

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  • Side One
    1. O'Rourke's Reel, The Wild Irishman
    2. The Rakes of Kildare
    3. Reevie's Hornpipe
    4. Paddy Ryan's Dream
    5. Lord Inchiquinn, Give me Your Hand
    6. The Rambling Pitchfork
    7. The Silver Spear
    8. Pis Fluich ou The Perfect Wife
  • Side Two
    1. Donnybrook Fair, Saddle the Poney
    2. The Three Maggies
    3. Boys of Bluehill
    4. Rakish Paddy
    5. Cherish the Ladies, Father O'Flynn
    6. Toss the Feathers
    7. Banish Misfortune, The Lark in the Morn

  • Musicians
    • Ted Furey: Fiddle
    • Patsy Whelan: Guitar
    • John Wright: 2 nd Fiddle
  • Credits
    • Layout: Patrick Couratin
    • Photography: Jean Tholance

Sleeve Notes

The music recorded on this record is not rare nor is it about to disappear. It is from a living tradition which is constantly evolving with many young musicians who take part with as much enthusiasm as their grand fathers have shown.

Such as it exists today, the music of Ireland finds itself firmly planted between popular music and folk music.

Popular music because it is known from one side of the country to the other and played and appreciated by every level of society (as opposed to the traditional music of Western Europe which is the exclusive property of the illiterate working classes). It is therefore much less localised than for example Breton music. A fiddler from the County of Cork (S.E.) could meet another from Donegal (N.W.). They would very quickly find tunes that they both knew, coming from an enormous repertoire common to the whole country. Of course each one would have his own version of each tune and with the style of their region, but the differences would rarely be so great as to prevent them playing together. Emigration and the comings and goings of emigrants have perhaps played a role in the establishment of this common store of music. For two centuries in effect the Irish have built large communities in North America and England, there uniting people who come from every region of Ireland who are very attached to their traditions and particularly their musical traditions. You can hear great Irish music in London and New York. It was in this latter city where the most important tunes were published in about 1900 by O'Neil, a publication which was much used in Ireland itself and is used even to this day. The existence of these resources, many times changed and adapted, reinforces the semi-literate character of this music.

(translated from the French by Alistair Banfield)


  • Notes:
    • Apparently, the tracks from Irish Folk Music & Le Fiddle Irlandais were recorded at the same time, but released separately, on different labels.

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Toss the Feathers
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  • Toss the Feathers
    • 1973 - Outlet SOLP 1020 LP
    • 2000 - Outlet PTI CD 1020 CD
    • 2006 - AME/Sounds Irish SICD 5012 CD
    • 2009 - Arran Records/The Orchard — digital release

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  • Side One
    1. Toss the Feathers/Killian's Reel
    2. Saddle the Pony/Humors of Bantry (Blackthorn Stick)
    3. Top Room Reel/Swallow's Tail (Reel)
    4. Black Rogue/Donnybrook Jig
    5. Liverpool Hornpipe/Boys of Blue Hill
    6. Cliffs Of Mohar/Old Geese in the Bog
  • Side Two
    1. Frost is all Over
    2. Coolin
    3. Behind the Haystack (Munster Buttermilk)/Bridge of Athlone
    4. Miss McLeod's Reel
    5. Sleeping Maggie
    6. Bunch of Keys

  • Musicians
    • Ted Furey: Fiddle
    • Brendan Byrne: Bodhrán

Notes

image Apparently, this album was recorded, for Outlet Records (located in Belfast), in 1967 and then lost — the master was recovered as a result of cleaning up after a bomb blast.

The cover drawing for the Toss the Feathers LP was clearly based on the photograph from the cover (right) of Fleá Ceoil (1966 - Gael-Linn CEF 013 LP). While the bodhrán player may be Brendan Byrne, the fiddler is almost certainly not Ted Furey. In addition, neither Ted Furey or Brendan Byrne appear on the Fleá Ceoil LP.

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