Seán Moloney

Traditional Irish Flautist

Sean Moloney Boehm system and simple system flute and whistle

Track 21 - Music on the Wind (Flute/Harp)

Air: O'Carolan's Farewell to Music


This transcendental tune was composed by the blind, seventeenth-century,harpist Turlough O'Carolan. I first heard it played by harpist, Maire Ni Cathasaigh.


Sean Moloney on Flute.

Backing on harp by Mary Long

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Track 11 - Potsticks (Flute Solo)

Reels: In Memory of Coleman and the Tuam Reel


In Memory of Coleman is another composition of Ed Reavey's. The tune was written in honour of the famous sligo fiddle player, Michael Coleman. It was from the playing of Joe Burke (accordion) and Paddy Carty (flute) that I got the second tune. Joe informed me that the tune is also called 'The Mouse that Caught the Cat' and is a version of the Donegal Traveller. He obtained it from fiddle player Sean Ryan in the 1950's. Emmett Gill suggested the name, Tuam Reel, as this is the name on the earliest recording we can find of the tune by P.J. Conlon.


Sean Moloney on Flute.

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Track 12 - Bridging the Gap (Fiddle)

Reels: Master Mc Dermott, The Yellow Tinker, The Chattering Magpie


The first is an exquisite setting of the fairly well known reel often referred to as Mc Dermott's which Kevin learned when he was very young. The other two he played when was young also. The version here of the Chattering Magpie is sometimes referred to as Aggie White's Chattering Magpie. Aggie was a well kwong fiddle player from Ballinakill and a contemporary of Kevin's. They played together many times including performances with the Ballinakill players.


Kevin Moloney on fiddle.

Backing on Bazooki by Pat Eade.

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Track 1 - Music on the Wind (Flute/Bazooki)

Reels: Brendan McGlinchey's and Johnny's Wedding


The first one is a composition of fiddle player Brendan McGlinchey. The second one I learned from the great late East-Galway flute player Paddy Carty.


Sean Moloney on Flute.

Backing on bodhran by Irene Moloney and on bazooki by Pat Eade.

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Track 12 - Potsticks (Flute Solo)

Hornpipes: The Banks and the Pleasures of Home


I learned the Banks from a recording of New York fiddle player, Andy McGann. It is of Scottish origin. Andy plays it in Eb. It is more suitable in Bb on the flute due to the range of notes in the tune. I got the second tune in the O'Neill collection while browsing through it. I haven't heard anyone else playing this tune.


Sean Moloney on Flute.

Backing on harp by Mary Long

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Track 5 - Where's me Cap (Fiddles)

Reel: Reluctant Heifer


Where's me Cap is selection of tunes composed by Sean Moloney and is the musical backdrop for a stage adaptation of the novel "Tarry Flynn" written by Patrick Kavanagh


Several Musicians feature on the CD including:

Sean Moloney on flute, alto flute and fiddle. Philip Doddy on fiddle and tin whistle. Shane Moloney on fiddle and keyboard. Irene Moloney on bodhran and mandolin. Caroline Locke on piano and keyboard. Voice over by Barry Hopkins (Actor in the Tarry Flynn Stage Production).

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Sean, Kevin and Irene at a street session in the Fleadh Ceoil Ballina, 1997