Full Circle – Martin McGinley


Traditional fiddle music from Donegal.

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    Released in February 2021, Full Circle is an album of traditional fiddle music by East Donegal fiddler, Martin McGinley. Originally from Raphoe, Martin is a former BBC journalist and newspaper editor. He is now music development manager with the Donegal Music Education Partnership, based in Letterkenny. He is a founding member (1989-1990) of Dervish. He presented the RTÉ television series, The Pure Drop, as well as traditional music programmes on RTÉ Radio 1 and BBC Radio 3.

    Track Listing:

    1. Drowsy Maggie, The Heathery Braes and The Swallowtail Coat (reels)
    2. The Old Man Rocking the Cradle (air, jig and reel)
    3. The Cliffs of Moher and Kiss the Maid Behind the Byre (jigs)
    4. Dúlamán na Beinne Buídhe and The Sinking of the Titanic (highlands)
    5. The Postman’s Knock (polka/soloist piece)
    6. The Killybegs Reel and The Yellow Tinker (reels)
    7. The Frost is All Over and The Irish Washerwoman (jigs)
    8. Stirling Castle and Miss Ramsey (strathspey and reel)
    9. The Spey in Spate and The Fairy Reel (reels)
    10. Paul Ryan’s Dream and The Rookery (jigs) – duet with Kathleen McGinley
    11. Pat McKenna’s (jig)– duet with Kathleen McGinley
    12. Francie McHugh’s (highland and strathspey)
    13. The Mother’s Delight and The Pinch of Snuff (reels)
    14. McSweeney’s (lullaby)
    15. The Woodpecker and the Humours of Baile na bhFead (jigs)
    16. The Kiltycreen Reel and The Boys of Ballisodare (reels)
    17. Bagpipe March (march)
    18. My Love is in America and The Donegal Reel (reels)
    19. Lancer Gan Ainm (lancer/single jig)
    20. Going to Mass Last Sunday and The Morning Dew (air and reel)
    21. Amharc Álainn and Down the Broom (highland and reel)
    22. Julia Devine’s Set (jigs)
    23. Kathleen McGinley’s and The Japanese Hornpipe (hornpipes)
    24. Kathleen McGinley’s (jigs)
    25. Joe Cassidy’s and Mickey Doherty’s (hornpipes)
    26. The Cage and Toss the Feathers (reels)
    27. The Sligoman, The Glendowan Reel and Rakish Paddy (reels)
    28. The Sportin’ Belles and Fergal O’Gara’s (reels)
    29. The New Copperplate and The Old Copperplate (reels)
    30. McFarley’s and The Silver Spire (reels)

    Digital Album – Streaming + Download – includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more is available for €12.