Clareman Chris Droney is one of Ireland’s most legendary exponents of concertina music. He first came to prominence in the 1950’s and 60’s, during which time he became Senior All-Ireland Concertina Champion nine times! His music is that of the dance, overflowing with life, vibrancy and rhythm, marked by the distinct old local style of his native North Clare.
Voted among Top 10 Irish Traditional Music Albums 1995 by the Irish Echo (NY)
Chris Droney’s style is informed by the imperatives of the dance: rhythm, rhythm and rhythm . . . a master of the language of rhythm.
– The Irish Times
A recording to delight the ear: the pure, clear notes of a concertina in the hands of a master.
– The Living Tradition
1 Reels: Ann Droney’s / The Kilcloon.
2 Jigs: Three Little Drummers / Jim Droney’s
3 Reels: Coleman’s Cross / Over The Moor To Maggie / The Wind That Shakes The Barley
4 Hornpipes: The Stack Of Wheat / The Killeigh Hornpipe
5 Jigs: Harry’s Loch / The Hairpin Bend / Slattery’s Grove.
6 Reels: Thady Casey’s Fancy / The Bell Harbour Reel.
7 Waltz: Gleann Na Mbeanna
8 Reels: Touch Me If You Dare / The Cul Fadda Reel
9 Polkas: An Staicin Eorna / The Kilrush Polka.
10 Reels: Maura Connolly’s / The Boys Of Ballisodare
11 Reels: The Noon Lasses / Austin Tierney’s.
12 Jigs: Cos Na Lachan / An Seanduine Doite
13 Hornpipes: The Flowing Tide / The Cuckoo
14 Reels: The Happy Man / The Fox On The Prowl
15 Jigs: Trip To The Cottage / Slly’s Fancy / The Stolen Purse.
16 Waltz: Cruacha Glasa Na Heireann.
17 Jigs: Vincent Broderick’s Selection
18 Reels: The Green Gates / Grandpa Tommy’s Ceili Band