Luckpenny (CD)


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01 – Miss Thornton – Andy McGann’s No 2 – Maids of Mount Cisco
02 – Horse with a Heart – Paddy on the Rocks (Noel Sweeney) – Munster Bacon
03 – The Honeymoon – Fahy’s – Devaney’s goat – Eddie Moloney’s
04 – Cuil Aodha – Tell her I am  – Con Cassidy’s
05 – Cronin’s – Miss Galvin’s – Tailor’s Twist
06 – Will you go away with me – The Orphan – Headwood Crossing (Patrick Davey)
07 – Mayor Harrison’s Fedora – Paddy Fahy’s
08 – Doctor O’Neill’s – Humours of Glendart – Shandon Bells
09 – Orla’s Reel (Paul Ruane) – Crowley’s – Ormond Sound (Paddy O’Brien)
10 – Billy McCormack’s – Rosewood – Gan Aim
11 – Victory Reel – The Bunch Of Green Rushes – The Dairy Maid
12 – Luckpenny – Wheels of the World – The Bicycle Jig (Steve Cooney) – Bank of Ireland
13 – Merry Days of Easter – Reel Sam Cormier (Denis Lanctot) – Castle Kelly


Luckpenny – Karen Tweed & Tom McElvogue

Paul Ruane (1967- 2016)

We began thinking about the idea of recording together early in 2016. Initially using melodica and whistle, we then moved onto accordion and flute. At that time, we were aware that a very good friend of ours (Paul Ruane) had been diagnosed a terminal illness and was undergoing several treatments. During the early part of the same year, Paul’s health deteriorated and very sadly Paul passed away in August of 2016. It is not possible to express in words how much Paul Ruane meant to both of us both as a friend, musician and wonderful human being. He touched our lives so long ago and his enthusiasm and joy were infectious. Over the last few months of Paul’s life, we and our dear friend Norman Holmes reminisced about how we all had such great fun in our younger days when we simply played so much music for the love and fun of it. Norman and his dearest Janet gave us so much time, love, help and support in trying to capture those early days in this recording. We offer this recording as a dedication to the life of one of the most generous people we have had the good fortune to meet along our wide and varied travels. This is for you Paul Ruane.