Joe Derrane

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    Knocknagow/Contentment Is WealthJoe Derrane
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    Humours Of Lissadell/Music In The Glen/Johnson's (Reels)Joe Derrane
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    Pastiche For AnneJoe Derrane
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    An Irish Widow's Lament (On The Death Of Her Only Son) (Slow Air)Joe Derrane
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    The Tar Road To Sligo/The Humours Of Ennistymon (Jigs)Joe Derrane

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        The Boston-born son of Irish immigrants, Joe Derrane is ranked among the finest button accordionists in the history of Celtic music. Although he recorded a series of Irish tunes on 78 rpm in the 1940s and '50s, he disappeared from the traditional music circuit until performing at the Irish Folk Festival at Wolf Trap Farm Park for Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia in 1994. The performance followed the release of Irish Accordion, reprising 16 tracks that Derrane recorded as a te... Read more

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