Thank you to all our musical friends in Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, and all across the
US and Canadian west with whom we share this passion and who help us, inspire us, and conspire with us, in no particular order but with much thanks to: Tom Cussen, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway. Gary Leahy, Maggie McGing & RIP John McGing, Padraig and Els McKenna, Paul Bordiss & Family, Maria Gallagher, Maggie Kelleen, Matt Molloy, Brian Lennon, Noel Kelly, Declan Askin and all the members of Coda, Julie Langan, Joe Carey, Tom Doherty, Jackie Small, Johnny Fadgin, Dan Delaney, Pat Eade, John Deery, Mick Mulcrone, Johnny Curtis, Tony Reidy, and those others we’ve played with but whose names we’ve not gotten, Westport/Newport, Co. Mayo. Tommy, Maureen and Martina Neilan, Eugene Lamb, Charlie Piggott, Neil & Liam Martin, East Galway. John, Eamon, Pauly, Ann, Noreen & Lisa in Kilgarvin, Co. Kerry. Seamus Hernon, Rodney Lancashire & Dave O’Connor, Sligo, Co. Sligo. Fidelis, Katie and John Foley, Co. Kerry, Wayne Sheehy, Frank O’Mahony, Eileen Fitzgerald, Hugh Quinn & Richie Tisdall, Eoin O’Rallaigh (our fabulously entertaining road rescuer) Co. Cork. Adam Shapiro, Bob Singer, Aussie Bob, Stefan, Paul Dooley, Christy Barry, Seamus Hynes & Terry Bingham, Co. Clare. Ciaran Kelly, Dick Glasgow & Daithi Connaughton, Sean, Carmel Mullan and family, Co. Antrim. Also to those patrons of the pubs who have brought tears to our eyes and much laughter with their songs, stories and poems.
In the USA,
Becky Deryckx, Jack Lindberg, all the great players at the annual Friday Harbor get together
Memorable Pubs/Sessions: Sullivan’s, Lauragh, Reilley’s, Kilgarvin, Jimmy’s Bar, Allihies, Co. Kerry. Cleary’s “The Blondes”, Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare. McGing’s, Matt Molloy’s, The Cobbler, Hoban’s, Staunton’s, McCarthy’s and RIP Bould Biddy’s (all in Westport) Co. Mayo, Foley’s, McGarrigle’s, Sligo, Co. Sligo. The Millrace, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, Foley’s Pub, Inch, O’Flaherty’s, Dingle, Co. Kerry. Cleary’s “The Blondes”, Milltown Malbay ,Cooley House, Ennistymon, The Roadside, Lisdoonvarna, Donohue’s, Fanore, Co. Clare. Eileen’s Bar, Kilcrohane, Ahakista Bar (The Tin Pub), Ahakista, JF O’Mahony’s, Kilcrohane, Co. Cork. House of McDonnell, Ballycastle, J. O’Connors, Cushendall, Co. Antrim.
Thank you to Ally, Bridget, Peg, and Sheila for sharing us with the tunes.
Thanks to Fionn Hunter-Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), New Orleans, for mixing and mastering and making it sound better than we could have hoped for!
Thanks to Rick Rubin for the photos of Tommy Neilan’s lane in Shenaglish, Co. Galway/Jimmy’s Place in the Fahy Triangle, Co. Mayo. Thanks to Tommy’s family for permission to use the photos as album art.
Thanks to Bridget Green for the photos at the Roadside Tavern, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare.
Thanks to David Sams for the design and layout of the album artwork and to Ceilan Hunter-Green & Harry Jelley for font advice.