- ROLLING IN THE RYEGRASS
PADDY TAYLOR - Irish flute
Outstanding Irish musician from a famous musical family from West Limerick,
Paddy plays solo Boehm-system concert flute and talks about the beginnings of
his love for the music. Besides reels, jigs and hornpipes, he plays polkas and
old set tunes, as well as some fine slow airs: THE COOLIN - THE LORD OF MAYO
- THE FAIR- HAIRED GIRL - 0, KITTY, MY DEAR - NED OF THE HILL - ROCKING THE
CRADLE - THE BATTLE OF BALLINGEARY and the slow reel: THE QUEEN OF THE
1. Reel: COLONEL FRASER - 1'00"
2. Talk & reels: THE CABIN-HUNTER/ THE PIGEON ON THE GATE - 2'36"
3. Slow reel: THE QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES - 1'43"
4. Slow air: THE COOLIN/ Jig: THE MAID AT THE SPINNING WHEEL - 2'35"
5. Talk and reel: THE BANKS OF THE ILEN - 1'35"
6. Slow air: THE LORD OF MAYO - 3'17"
7. Reel: THE BOY IN THE GAP - 1.49
8. Jigs: PAT HANLEY'S QUADRILLES - 2'33"
9. Talk about learning the flute, his mother, country dances in Ireland and
playing in ceilidhe bands in London/ HORNPIPE - 4'12"
10. Reels: TARBOLTON/ MISS Mc LEOD'S - 1'46"
11. Slow air: THE FAIR HAIRED LASS - 2'59"
13. Talk & PAT HANLEY'S SLIP JIG - 2'15"
14. Slow air: WITH KITTY, MY DEAR, I'LL GO - 2'00"
15. Jig: THE PRIEST IN HIS BOOTS - 1'08"
16. Talk about tune under the bedclothes/ Reel: ROLLING IN THE RYEGRASS - 1'59"
17. Slow air: NED OF THE HILL/ Reel: DOWN THE GLEN - 2'04"
18. Hornpipes: THE TAILOR'S THIMBLE/ Untitled - 2'59"
19. Slow air: ROCKING THE CRADLE - 2'06"
20. THE OLD LOUGHILL SET TUNE - 2'13"
21. Polka selection: DAN MORRISON'S/ HANLEY'S FAVOURITE - 4'33"
22. Slow air: THE BATTLE OF BALLINGEARY (Co. Cork - from Jimmy Hogan) - 2'26"
23. THE SWEEP'S (ROYAL BELFAST or MILLICENTS) HORNPIPE - 1'07"
Recorded by Peter Kennedy, London, 2nd December 1956. Edited by Peter Kennedy
and first published on Folktrax Cassettes 1977.
PADDY TAYLOR (1912 - 1976) was born at Loughill in West Limerick. His father
was a good singer, and although not a player himself, he knew hundreds of local
dance-tunes with which he would prompt Honora, Paddy's mother, who played the
Anglo concertina. Her father was Pat Hanley, locally famous as a flute-player,
but proficient on many other instruments. Paddy was encouraged by his grandfather
and also by his two cousins, Mike and Mortimer Taylor, who also played flute.
Just before the 2nd World War Paddy played in The Garryowen Band and after
the war in Frank Lee's Tara Band, taking part in many broadcasts with well-known
pipers and fiddlers. The family moved to London in the early 1950's, settling
in Chiswick and Paddy worked as a Television Lighting Engineer with Mole Richardson
for 20 years. He started the Tara Club, above Burton's in Hammersmith Broadway,
and played regularly for Irish dancing in London.