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In this site you will find all the information you will need about Tim O'Shea & Friends. You can find out all about Tim's current and past projects. There is a Biography section as well as News and the useful information for music lovers, promoters, agents and all those interested in the music of Tim O'Shea & Friends. Feel free to look around and enjoy!!
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NEW Compilation CD “15 Times Around”:
2006 marks our 15th Anniversary Year and to celebrate we have put together a 15 Track CD
“ 15 Times Around”, featuring tracks from the last 15 years. There are five new studio and live tracks on this CD. This will be on sale at all live gigs this autumn,(2006).
Steve Wickham of the Waterboys features on two tracks. There are fourteen musicians on this collection.
Tim O’Shea & Friends –“15 Times Around”
– Fifteen tracks from the first fifteen years -

Track Listing:
1) (Song) Wexford Town (Live)
2) (Song) Whole World ‘Round (Live)
3) (Reels) Man of the House / The Tap Room
4) (Reels) New Copperplate / Old Copperplate
5) (Song) One Starry Night
6) (Jigs) Coolea Jigs / Mist Covered Mountain (Live)
7) (Reels) Ladd O’Beirne’s /Belles of Tipperary (Live)
8) (French Canadian Narrative) The Jeanie Johnston
9) (Instrumental) The Jeanie Johnston
10) (Slides) Cat jumped into the mouse’s hole / Going to the well for water
11) (Slow Air) Feartha Famine
12) (Song) Lake of Learning
13) (Polkas) Kelly’s Cow/Top of Maol / O’Connor’s
14) (Song) School Days Over
15) (Song) Máirín Geal Dubh (Live)


Lake of Learning
We are pleased to present the long awaited new studio CD "Lake of Learning" from Tim O'Shea and Friends, featuring 4 reed instruments - uilleann pipes, accordion, concertina and clarinet. This instrument combination brings unique tone and colour to this CD. There are 4 songs and 8 sets of tunes. There are two of Tim's own compositions, one tune and one song "The Lake of Learning", inspired by the myths and legends of the Lower Lake of Killarney where Tim lives. With a couple of Sliabh Luachra slides and polkas (dance music of Ireland's south west), slow airs, reels and songs this CD is sure to offer something for everyone.

Tim O'Shea (Guitar, vocals, bodhrán & bones)
Barry Magee (Concertina)
Gerald Culhane (Accordion)
Matt Bashford (Uilleann pipes, low whistle & clarinet)
Paddy Jones (Fiddle)

Track Listing:
1) The cat jumped into the mouse's hole / Going to the well for water (Slides)
2) Lake of Learning (Song)
3) Humours of Lisheen / The mouse in the cupboard / Drisheen rambler (Jigs)
4) Kelly's cow / Top of Maol / O'Connors (Polkas)
5) Reconciliation (Song)
6) Cronin's (Hornpipe)
7) Birdsong / The butcher's march (Jigs)
8) Freedom is like gold (Song)
9) Feartha famine (Song)
10) Mr. O'Connor (O'Carolan)
11) The new customs house / Sailor's cravat / Small hills of Offaly (Reels)
12) Willie Taylor / Roll in the barrel (Song / Slow reel)

To get a copy of "Lake of Learning" please send €20.00 international money order or Bank Draft to
Tim O'Shea
c/o Variety Sounds
College St.
Co. Kerry

for Credit Card Purchases of Lake of Learning Visit : (Ireland) (USA) (Scotland) (England) (USA)

To listen to some tracks download mp3's:
Cat jumped into.../Going to the well... trad