Some tunes from Daithí Kearney & John Cronin's album Midleton Rare

Here is a couple of tunes from Tradconnect member Daithi Kearney who released a great album recently called Midleton Rare. This set is called Brosnan's/The Piper's Despair/Trip To Cullenstown. He recorded the album with accordion player John Cronin who he plays regularly with in Wallis's bar in Midleton. They are a well know set of tunes and sound great.  We did a review of the album some time back.

"This is Midleton Rare for sure!  Giving a strong sense of the local session that has formed the backdrop to these musicians lives, John Cronin and Daithí Kearney mix it up with a real flavour of Tuesday nights in Wallis' bar in Midleton where they have been playing for some years. Both were heavily influenced by their parents and their upbringing in Newmarket and Tralee respectively and the album is strongly influenced by the music of the Sliabh Luachra region. John's father DD Cronin was a fiddle player who had the good company of  Pádraig O' Keefe, Denis Doody, Julia Clifford, Con Curtain and others in this region, to inform his music. It was inevitable that the music of these long term partners would be put down on an album and  here it is. Read Full review

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