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Title: The Banks of the Shannon by Paddy O’Brien and Seamus Connelly
Post by: wayne scott on January 27, 2014, 03:36:03 PM
Anyone know where I can get a copy of this one?  Much Appreciated.
Title: Re: The Banks of the Shannon by Paddy O’Brien and Seamus Connelly
Post by: Gromit on January 27, 2014, 04:16:58 PM
I've got it on vinyl
Title: Re: The Banks of the Shannon by Paddy O’Brien and Seamus Connelly
Post by: KLR on January 27, 2014, 04:39:59 PM
The CD has Paddy's 50s 78s with someone overdubbing a piano!  I'm deigning to mention his name, feckin' accompanists!   ;D  Irish Echo | From a daughter to a father (http://irishecho.com/2011/02/from-a-daughter-to-a-father-2/).

I've neither CD or LP - it sounds more like an EP, what with it only having 6 tracks - I am the lucky possessor of a few P O'B private recordings.  Larry Redican's grandson uploaded some audio of P O'B to YouTube too (!):   Paddy O'Brien 1972
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqOdBdSNl0A)
Title: Re: The Banks of the Shannon by Paddy O’Brien and Seamus Connelly
Post by: triskel on January 27, 2014, 04:51:33 PM
I've got it on vinyl

There's more on the CD, and I've got a Copley EP that isn't on either!  :P

But none of that answers the OP's question...  :(
Title: Re: The Banks of the Shannon by Paddy O’Brien and Seamus Connelly
Post by: triskel on January 27, 2014, 04:56:53 PM
The CD has Paddy's 50s 78s with someone overdubbing a piano!

To be fair, Charlie did do it very reluctantly - but Comhaltas seems to have gone through a phase of such acts of musical vandalism - they also overdubbed a bouzouki over the fabulous duet playing of Fred Finn and Peter Horan.  >:(
Title: Re: The Banks of the Shannon by Paddy O’Brien and Seamus Connelly
Post by: wayne scott on February 27, 2014, 02:49:10 AM
OK, so seems this recording is just not available.  Anybody I can bribe to make me a copy and send it to me?  I don't think that would be an egregious infringement of copyright, as it is not even available anymore. Help?!?  Thanks.  Joe.
Title: Re: The Banks of the Shannon by Paddy O’Brien and Seamus Connelly
Post by: KLR on February 27, 2014, 03:52:43 PM
You can hear a couple of Paddy's 78s at the BBC archives: 

Lark on the strand / Pipe on the hob (http://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music/Reg-Hall-Archive/025M-C0903X0160XX-0200V0)
Spike Island lasses / Dowd's favourite (http://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music/Reg-Hall-Archive/025M-C0903X0160XX-1000V0)

The others are probably at comhaltasarchives.org.  These are in their original form, before they brought in Charlie Lennon.   
Title: Re: The Banks of the Shannon by Paddy O’Brien and Seamus Connelly
Post by: wayne scott on February 27, 2014, 05:37:30 PM
Excellent, thanks a million, here is the direct link that will get you all the tunes, for anyone interested.  Joe.

http://comhaltasarchive.ie/search?tab=tracks&q=banks+of+the+shannon
Title: Re: The Banks of the Shannon by Paddy O’Brien and Seamus Connelly
Post by: KLR on April 18, 2015, 11:33:47 PM
There's some footage of P O'B in the documentary The Music Makers: Seamus Connolly and Friends. (http://www.folkstreams.net/pub/FilmPage.php?title=263)  It's a terrific little piece of film all around anyway, of course.  Also at that site is From Shore to Shore, about Irish music in New York City.
Title: Re: The Banks of the Shannon by Paddy O’Brien and Seamus Connelly
Post by: boxcall on April 19, 2015, 02:59:18 AM
Great Documentary and music!

And at the end of it the little boy Paddy's son is playing (similar to my box) O'Brien Dewitt/ Baldoni Bros.
Makes me wonder if there's any relation since My case has the initials G.O'B.
Anybody know his kids names?


edited: may not be the right tuning since it looks like he's playing inside row B/C maybe.
Also great to see melodeon players can smile when required (:)