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Tommy McCarthy: Round Top Wagon

Tommy McCarthy: Round Top Wagon (Tin Folk ITCD001)

Round Top Wagon
Tommy McCarthy

Tin Folk Music ITCD001 (CD, UK, 2010)

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Produced and recorded by Ron Kavana at Stodio Shanahea, Co Clare, February 2010 and at Alias Studio, Fermoy, Co Cork, April 2010

Musicians

Thomas McCarthy: vocals

Tracks

  1. Down That Road (3.17)
  2. Clasped to the Pig (2.46)
  3. The Wedding / Pat McCarthy's Pig (4.26)
  4. The Battle of Aherlow (4.02)
  5. There Was a Time (3.03)
  6. A Ramblin' Man (2.17)
  7. Medley: Felix and Johnny Dogan (song) / The Bunch of Keys / Rakish Paddy (reels) (5.53)
  8. A Cushla (2.18)
  9. No Balls At All (3.09)
  10. Donal Kenny (3.50)
  11. Michael Hearty (1.56)
  12. Gum Shellac (2.23)
  13. Sweet Kinnity (2.12)
  14. McKenna's Dream (5.41)
  15. The Round Top Wagon (3.16)

All tracks arr. Thomas McCarthy except
Tracks 2. 9 trad. arr. Thomas McCarthy, Ron Kavana;
Track 3 words trad., music Thomas McCarthy;
Track 7a Thomas McCarthy, Ron Kavana;
Track 7b trad. arr. Michael ‘Blackie’ O'Connell, Ron Kavana;
Track 12 ‘Pops’ Johnny Connors

> Folk Music > Records > Thomas McCarthy: Herself and Myself

Thomas McCarthy: Herself and Myself

Thomas McCarthy: Herself and Myself (Tin Folk ITCD002)

Herself and Myself
Thomas McCarthy

Tin Folk Music ITCD002 (CD, UK, 2014)

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Recorded and produced by Chris Brown at Liphook, Hampshire, in February-June 2014;
CD production and design by Claire Mace;
Photography by Madeleine Waller;
Album notes by Thomas McCarthy, talking to Peta Webb

Musicians

Thomas McCarthy: vocals [1-16];
Mary McCarthy: vocals [17]

Tracks

  1. Herself and Myself (2.19)
  2. The Girl I Left Behind Me (2.34)
  3. Moving Us On Again (2.40)
  4. Lady Margaret (6.46)
  5. The Draighneán Donn (2.01)
  6. I Must Away (4.30)
  7. Little Mary Cassidy (1.34)
  8. My Heart's in Old Erin (3.07)
  9. Growling Old Woman (2.06)
  10. The Mass Bell Has Rung (2.21)
  11. Hannah McKay (The Pride of Artikelly) (5.03)
  12. The Escape of John Mitchel (3.18)
  13. Nell Flaherty's Drake (3.31)
  14. I'm Sitting on the Stile (3.50)
  15. She Is My Joy (3.06)
  16. The Grasp of Time (2.38)
  17. Young Willie (2.12)

Track 3 Thomas McCarthy;
Track 15 Johnny McCarthy and Thomas McCarthy;
Track 17 Mary McCarthy’s version

> Folk Music > Records > Viv Legg and Thomas McCarthy: Jauling the Green Tober

Viv Legg and Thomas McCarthy: Jauling the Green Tober

Viv Legg and Thomas McCarthy: Jauling the Green Tober (Brown TMVL0302)

Jauling the Green Tober
(Travelling the Green Roads)
Viv Legg and Thomas McCarthy

Brown Label TMVL0302 (CD, UK, 2017)

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Recorded and produced by Chris Brown, Liphook, Hampshire, March 2017;
Notes by Thomas McCarthy, Viv Legg and Chris Brown;
Photos by Helen Brown

Musicians

Vic Legg: vocals [3-4, 8-10, 13-14, 16];
Thomas McCarthy: vocals [1-2, 5-7, 11-12, 15]

Tracks

  1. [TMcC] Ask Me Again (1.54)
  2. [TMcC] My Emmet's No More (3.08)
  3. [VL] Down by the Shannon Side (Roud 1453) (6.14)
  4. [VL] The Good-For-Nothing Man (Roud 5387) (1.43)
  5. [TMcC] In the Golden Vale of Limerick (Roud 3002) (3.33)
  6. [TMcC] The Widow's Only Son (Roud V5420) (3.42)
  7. [TMcC] Mikey O'Leary Courted a Fairy (3.07)
  8. [VL] Down by the Old Riverside (Roud 564; Laws P18; G/D 6:1188) (4.12)
  9. [VL] The Prisoner Lad (Roud 19679) (3.08)
  10. [VL] The Young Rackly (3.08)
  11. [TMcC] The Glens of Aherlow (Roud 983; Laws J11) (5.25)
  12. [TMcC] The Dolting Old Man (3.41)
  13. [VL] The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232) (6.43)
  14. [VL] Catch Me If You Can (Roud 1028) (3.02)
  15. [TMcC] The Exile of Erin (Roud 4355) (5.28)
  16. [VL] Romany Rose (5.27)

> Folk Music > Records > Thomas McCarthy: Comfort

Thomas McCarthy: Comfort

Thomas McCarthy: Comfort (Deafear DECD002)

Comfort
Thomas McCarthy

Deafear Productions DECD002 (CD, UK, 25 August 2020)

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Produced by Brian Despard of Deafear Productions;
Recorded by Brian Despard and Shaikiya Hersi at Lisicki Manor, London

Musical Traditions Review by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Thomas McCarthy: vocals

Tracks

  1. Green Brooms (Roud 379; G/D 5:950; Henry H147) (2.50)
  2. Bridget Molloy (Roud V9047) (3.59)
  3. Maid of Lismore (Roud 31670) (4.32)
  4. Lord Lovett (Roud 48; Child 75; G/D 6:1232) (4.05)
  5. Moyasta Shore (3.50)
  6. Heaven Borne Valiant Souls (3.22)
  7. Johnny Carey (2.02)
  8. Lonely Now Your Gone (3.32)
  9. Margaret Garrity (Roud V26141) (5.43)
  10. Paddy McInerey (1.48)

> Folk Music > Records > Thomas McCarthy: Last Man Standing

Thomas McCarthy: Last Man Standing

Thomas McCarthy: Last Man Standing (Deafear LMS001)

Last Man Standing
Conserving the endangered songs of the Irish Traveller Community in the UK
Thomas McCarthy

Deafear Productions LMS001 (CD, UK, 25 August 2020)

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Produced by Brian Despard of Deafear Productions;
Recorded by Brian Despard and Shaikiya Hersi at Lisicki Manor, London

Musical Traditions Review by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Thomas McCarthy: vocals

Tracks

Tracks 1-3 and 5-7 also appear on Thomas McCarthy's CD Comfort.

The actual track order as given here is different from what's shown in the album's booklet.

  1. Bridget Molloy (Roud V9047) (4.03)
  2. Heaven Borne Valiant Souls (3.28)
  3. Maid of Lismore (Roud 31670) (4.41)
  4. Don't Be Beguiled (4.06)
  5. Lord Lovett (Roud 48; Child 75; G/D 6:1232) (4.01)
  6. Moyasta Shore (3.47)
  7. Johnny Carey (2.09)
  8. In the Month of May (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (3.50)
  9. Bold Paddy Ryan (Roud V7637) (6.17)
  10. The Pretty Chambermaid (Roud 1257) (2.34)
  11. Margaret Garrity (Roud V26141) (5.16)
  12. She Is My Joy (3.01)
  13. Young Willie (3.26)
  14. The Widow and the Sergeant (2.26)
  15. Mary of the Wild Moor (Roud 155; Laws P21; G/D 6:1175) (3.21)
  16. Shoheen Shoho (Roud 9525) (3.57)
  17. The Battle of Benburb (6.28)
  18. Spalpeen Fanach (Roud V26624) (2.03)
  19. Lonely Now You're Gone (3.28)
  20. What Put the Blood (Roud 200; Child 13; TYG 35) (4.28)

Track 12 Johnny McCarthy and Thomas McCarthy;
Track 13 Mary McCarthy’s version;