The Cat That Ate the Candle (CD)

A wonderful collection of traditional Irish music on the banjo by John Carty with Brian McGrath on piano.


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Product ID: 35600 ISBN: 5390153000190 Categories: , , , , Tag:

On this, his first album, John Carty presents banjo lovers all over the world with a long-awaited treasure. Accompanied by the lively, distinctive piano-vamping of Brian McGrath, this album must surely be one of the highlights of recent traditional music releases.

A joy to listen to…Effortless playing belies a total command of technique which allows a great natural style to express itself
– The Irish Times

Traditional Music doesn’t come much purer than this
– The Living Tradition

1 Sailor On The Rock / Fred Finn’s (Reels)
2 The Cat That Ate The Candle / Castletown Connors (Jigs)
3 Flowers Of Edinburgh / Stack Of Barley (Barndances)
4 Jackie Coleman Set (Reels)
5 The Cuckoo’s Nest / Plains Of Boyle (Hornpipes)
6 Sligo Maid – Connemara Version (Reels)
7 The Green Mountain / Captain Kelly’s (Reels)
8 Willie Coleman’s / Strike The Gay Harp (Jigs)
9 Paddy O’Brien’s / Jimmy Batty’s (Reels)
10 Haye’s Favourite / James Gannon’s (Barndances)
11 Captain Rock / Stoney Steps (Reels)
12 The Legacy / Brian Conway’s (Jigs)
13 The Cottage In The Grove / Farewell To Milltown (Reels)


Weight75 g
Dimensions14 × 12.5 cm