2017 "another skin too few"

Tim O'Shea and Friends - New CD "another skin too few" launch 25th February 2017. (INEC upstairs bar) as part of the Gathering Festival, Killarney

Tim O'Shea and friends launch their brand new CD. "another skin too few". A concept CD, they are happy, proud and humble to have arrived at this time and place to mark a musical milestone, "25 years on the road". The selection of tunes on this album may be a bit unusual for some, as there are no reels. The musicians remembered are, Paddy Cronin,(Killarney & Boston),John Cronin(Aghadoe & New York),Stephen Carroll(Kilcummin), Con Durham(Dublin & Dingle). Tim's "friends" on this CD feature Kerry Musicians: Rosie Healy - Headford, (Flute, Whistle & Harmony Vocal) and Michael D.Kelliher - Fossa (Accordian, Melodeon & Harmonica).Tim is Producer and provides a musical thread on (Guitar - Lead & rhythm, Vocal - Lead & spoken & Bodhran).

“ another Skin too few”, 12 tracks (+1 Bonus) 56 min LAKCD 006

1) (Polkas) Clog polka/Dan Leary’s/Many’s a wild night
2) (Slides) Going to the well for water/Callaghan from Clare/John Boyle
3) (Song) Follow the heron home Karine Polworth
4) (Song) One, two, three, days
5) (Jigs) Saddle the pony / Larry O”Gaff’s / The New York Jig
6) (Song) My love is a red, red, rose
7) (Hornpipes) Dinny O’Brien’s / Fairy Queen
8) (Poem) Traditional back roads / Boys of Barr na Sraide
9) (Marches) Bonnie Lass of Bon Accord / Silver Jubilee
10) (Song) Blackbirds and Thrushes Traditional
11) (Waltz / Hornpipe) Botharín Buí/Madame Bonepart Trad
12) (Song) Follow me up to Carlow Traditional
Bonus Track:
12a) (Gedicht) Auf traditionellen Wegen - Adrian Fox

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2006 "15 Times Around" CD

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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)

2004 "Lake of Learning" CD

Lake of Learning

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This CD features 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.

To get a copy of "Lake of Learning" send ?20 International Money Order or Bank Draft to:Tim O'Shea, Lackeen Record, C/O Variety Sounds, College Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry Ireland.

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Cat jumped into.../Going to the well... trad (Slides)
Freedom (Song)

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)

2001 "Killarney Boys of Pleasure" Live @ The NEC Killarney CD

Killarney Boys of Pleasure Cover

Recorded at a Live performance 23rd of Febuary 2001. In front of a home Live audience, the lads play a selection of music from Co. Kerry in the south west of Ireland. The full energy of this dance music is captured on this, their first live CD.

To get a copy of "Killarney Boys of Pleasure" send ?12 International Money Order or Bank Draft to:Tim O'Shea, Lackeen Record, C/O Variety Sounds, College Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry Ireland.

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Kelly's Cow/ Top of Maol/ Connors trad (Polkas)
Coolea/ Mist Covered Mountain trad. (Jigs)

1999 "FAIR DAWNING" Tim O'Shea & friends CD/MC

Fair Dawning Cover

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"FAIR DAWNING - Tim O'Shea & Friends" Presenting a unique mix of traditional music & song from Co. Kerry. This music is a blend of Clare and Kerry styles. Tim O'Shea hails from Killarney. He guested on the 1995 album by Monks of the Screw, a group from the Sliabh Luachra area of East Kerry/North Cork. He plays regularly in Kerry and beyond. Here Tim lends his own interpretation to four songs and accompanies on guitar. Tim has travelled extensively with various combos and continues to tour the USA and most of Europe.

Guest Musicians:
Barry Magee (Concertina)
Rob Stafford (Fiddle)
Paddy Jones (Fiddle)

The combination of two fiddles, concertina, vocal, guitar and bodhr‡n offers the most seasoned "trad-fan" and the casual listener a rare blend not often found on recordings these days. Enjoy !!

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New Copperplate/ Old Copperplate (reels)
Monday Morning (song)

To get a copy of "Fair Dawning" send ?15 International Money Order or Bank Draft to: Tim O'Shea, Lackeen Record, C/O Variety Sounds, College Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry Ireland.
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1995 "Braithre an îl" Monks of the Screw CD/MC

Monks of a Screw Cover "I heard of The Monks of a Screw on a lorry with its boards down, as Ballydesmond Fleadh Cheoil in the glorious summer of 1983, when the announcer wasn't sure if the name was indelicate. He needn't have worried; it comes from a drinking song from the great Newmarket constittional lawyer, John Philpot Curran, father of Sarah, Robert Emmet's sweetheart. There was certainly nothing indelicate about the group's wonderful playing which pulled in the crowd from all parts of the sunny field.

There is no doubt in my mind that Monks of the Screw are the best group around at the moment because of their profound but lightly carried knowledge of material, their musicianship, and the cofidence that come from rootedness. Patrick Kavavagh said that nothing can be universal that is not securely founded init's own parish. This music has been refined through the interpretation of several generations of musical geniuses, (Padraig O'Keeffe is one of the best known of many), is eloquent proof ".

Bernard O'Donoghue
Oxford University.

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