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Tommie Potts - Traditional Fiddle Music from Dublin - CD
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Tommie Potts - Traditional Fiddle Music from Dublin - CD

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Tommie Potts: Traditional Music from Dublin  is  a  selection  of  recordings  of  the great  fiddle  virtuoso  from  Dublin’s  Liberties,  published by RTÉ on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.   More Details
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The result of painstaking archival research by renowned fiddle player Paddy Glackin, this is only the second album ever released of performances by one of Irish traditional music’s true giants.  
Long anticipated by the traditional music community, this collection is made  up of digitally re-mastered recordings sourced mainly from tapes held by the RTÉ  Sound  Archive,  with  additional  material  from  private  collections.  The 
42 tunes on the release cover  two  decades of Tommie’s playing between the early 1960s and  the early 1980s, and  are published with an additional 5 edited extracts from interviews carried out with Tommie in the 1970s by Tony Mac Mahon for his The L ong Note programme on RTÉ Radio.  
 The  release is also accompanied by a  20  page booklet with photographs from  every decade of his life, some  of which have never been  published before, and  with specially commissioned texts  by well known musicians Seán Óg  Potts  (his  grand-nephew),  who  explains  the  background  to  the  music, 
and Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, who contributes the introduction.  
 The  influence of Tommie Potts  (1912-1988) on  Irish  traditional music is hard to  overstate. Potts’ unique  combination of  startling innovation and reverence for  tradition is deeply admired not  only by the  leading fiddle musicians  of  the  generations  that  have  followed  him,  including  Frankie 
Gavin, Martin Hayes, and  Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, but  also by players of other  instruments. Uilleann piper Peter  Browne has  described him as  “one of the  most  inventive, individual, skilled and  tasteful traditional musicians I’ve ever heard”. 
 RTÉ  is  proud  to  publish  these  beautiful  recordings  as  part  of  its  series  of  definitive traditional music releases from  the  RTÉ Sound Archive, just  one of the  many ways RTÉ has  opened up  its archive to enrich the  nation’s experience of its audiovisual heritage.  
Tommie Potts


1.Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (air), The Rocky Road to Dublin (slip jig) 
2.The Repeal of the Union (reel)
3.The Wheels of the World (reel) 
4.My Lagan Love (air), Unnamed (Tommie Potts composition)
5.Speech: Tommie’s Musical Upbringing
6.Banish Misfortune (jig) 
7.The Humours of Scarriff (reel) 
8.An Chúilfhionn (The Coolin) (air) 
9.Paddy Ryan’s Dream/Ballinasloe Fair (reels) 
10.The Braes of Busby (reel)
11.Speech: “I prefer tunes in minor keys”?
12.The Blackbird (air) Julia Delaney (reel)
13.Boil the Breakfast Early, Bunker Hill (reels)
14.Coppers and Brass (jig)
15.Ryan’s Rant, Paddy on the Turnpike (reels) 
16.The Ship Comes Home (lullaby)
17.The Trip to Durrow (reel)
18. Martin Wynne’s, Jenny’s Chickens (reels) 
19.The Queen of May (reel)
20.Farewell to Erin (reel)
21.Speech: ? “I am very selfish . . .”?
22.Poll Ha’penny (hornpipe) 
23.Unnamed Slip Jig (Tommie Potts Composition) ?
24.The Morning Dew (reel)
25.Apples In Winter, The Trip to Sligo (jigs) 
26.The Kerryman’s Daughter (reel) 
27.The Walls of Liscarroll (jig)
28. The Dear Irish Boy (air) 
29.Drowsy Maggie (reel)
30.The Tarbolton (reel)
31.The Monaghan Jig (jig)
32.The Moving Clouds (reel)
33.The Kerryman’s Daughter (reel)
34.The College Groves (reel)
35.The Broken Pledge (reel)
36.Speech: “I have a liking for tunes in D minor . . .”
37.Julia Delaney (reel)
38.Maudebawn Chapel (Ed Reavy’s) (reel)
39.The Dear Irish Boy (air), The Boys of Ballisodare (reel) 
40.Sporting Paddy (reel)
41.Toss the Feathers (reel)
42.The Girl Who Broke My Heart (reel)
43.The Dear Irish Boy (air), The Steampacket (reel)
44.The Yellow Tinker (reel)
45.The Bunch of Keys (reel)
46.Speech: ? “I’ve nothing else . . . only the music” 
47.The Fermoy Lasses (reel) 

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