Give Us Another

Joe Derrane electrified the world of Irish music back in the late 1940s when as a high school senior he recorded eight solo 78-rpm shellac discs for Boston’s Copley Records on the D/C# two-row button accordion. Through his recordings and performances, this native Bostonian defined the state of the art in Irish-American button accordion playing. But by the late 1950s, Derrane had virtually vanished from America’s Irish music scene. Now, 35 years later, he’s back, thrust into the spotlight again after a reissue of his famous solo 78s and a sensational performance at the Irish Folk Festival (at Wolftrap) which led to concert commitments for Joe in Quebec, Paris, California, and New York.

No one could have anticipated the extraordinary crowd reaction at Wolftrap to Joe’s box playing -- which is Irish button box playing at its pinnacle. The masterly control, the brilliant runs of triplets, the power and precision and incredible lift and heart of his playing -- all these celebrated trademarks of Derrane’s music were amply on display at the festival, and now on his new recording, Give Us Another. Joe Derrane is back -- and in full form. Recorded in October, 1994, with pianist Felix Dolan, Give Us Another updates "state of the art" for the ’90’s! Every cut on this album has that irresistible lift which defines the best Irish music. Derrane’s skill and musicianship are unsurpassed and his turns and ornamentations defy description -- no Irish music collection will be complete without this album!

Give Us Another

Joe Derrane

MP3/320 $7.50 $10.00
CD $11.25 $15.00

Track Listing

Shearing The Sheep/The Musical Priest Buy
Knocknagow/Contentment Is Wealth Buy
Thomond Bridge/The Belfast Hornpipe Buy
The Broken Pledge/The Contradiction Buy
Miss Bruce/The Absentminded Man/Welcome To Cork Buy
The Liverpool Hornpipe/The Quarrelsome Piper/The Real Thing Buy
The Silver Spire/Hitchner's Phoenix Buy
Pastiche For Anne Buy
Little Judy/The Wolf Trap Promise Buy
The Kildare Fancy/The Golden Eagle/The Sweeps Buy
The Boys Of Ballinafad/The White Petticoat Buy
Give Us Another/The Corner House/The Clare Reel Buy
Spellan's Fiddle/Dick Sand's Buy
The Hare In The Corn/Haley's Buy
The Green Fields Of America/Aran Waves (The Man With The Money)/The Scholar Buy