Ireland's greatest traditional fiddler, sean mcguire with his fiddle orchestra live from the national concert hall, dublin on his 70th birthday and also performing live with his trio at the shieling. Sean mcguire was undoubtedly ireland's greatest traditional fiddler, a fact recognised both in ireland and america. He toured the usa, played to a packed audience in carnegie hall and followed that with a tv appearance on the ed sullivan show. Afterwards he was invited to wurlitzers of new york to play the stradivarius and guernicus violins, and his name was inscribed in the golden book alongside fritz kreisler, yehudi menuhin and other world famous violinists. This is the only dvd that sean mcguire recorded, and you get two opportunities to see the violin maestro in action. First with his fiddle orchestra and then with his talented trio, pat convoy (guitar) and patsy mccabe (accordion) in the sheilding. During a great performance he also plays the uileann pipes and ends up with the tune that will always be associated with sean mcguire - 'the mason's apron'. Sean mcguire died in 2004 and this dvd is a lasting legacy of ireland's greatest traditional fiddler.
Tracklisting: 1. Hornpipe - planxty mcguire 2. Reel - jackie colemans 3. Liffey banks reel 4. Peter's street reel 5. Hornpipe - the mathematician 6. Slow air - i am asleep 7. Reel - farewell to kilroe 8. An irish air - padraigin caeser (harp) 9. Hornpipe - the bee's wing 10. Reels - mccormick's reel 11. Reels - alister frazer's reel 12. Slow air - danny boy 13. Hornpipe - gypsy hornpipe 14. Hornpipe - czardas 15. Reels - the man behind the bar 16. Reel - the mason's apron 17. Reels - the auld fiddler 18. Reels - the sligo maid