Seamus Creagh’s / Trip to Dingle

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From the “Echoes of Erin 2008” Comhaltas Tour CD, Peter Staunton & Niamh Varian-Barry play the polkas, “Seamus Creagh’s” and “Trip to Dingle”.

Niamh learnt this polka from the playing of fiddler Séamus Creagh. Born in Co. Westmeath Séamus Creagh has been based in Cork for many years. He has long been associated with an in-depth knowledge of the Sliabh Luachra style and repertoire. Peter Staunton plays C#/D accordion on this track – the type of ‘box’ much associated with this region and indeed with Jackie Daly with whom Séamus Creagh recorded what is now regarded as one of the classic albums (Jackie Daly & Séamus Creagh Gael Linn 1977).

The second polka is a composition of Roscommon piano accordion player Alan Kelly. It featured on his 1997 ‘Out of the Blue’ album, an album which, only eleven years later, is already regarded a most significant and exciting recording in the development of Irish traditional music.

16 Oct, 2008
Seamus Creagh’s/Trip to Dingle
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Recorded by Peter Staunton
Echoes of Erin 2008
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Peter Staunton Button Accordion
Niamh Varian-Barry Fiddle

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Concert Tour, Button Accordion, Fiddle, Polka