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" It's very limiting to say that one should just play hornpipes, jigs and reels the 'old' style. Basically, people are saying that the way that they played it is the 'right' way and there's no other. I would never say that."
Wexford-born, New York City based button accordionist John Redmond offers a set of tunes from Ireland and beyond, recorded in a friend's basement specifically for the festival. While you are listening to the music, you can read Helene Northway's interview with John in RootsWorld.
John Redmond's latest recording, East to Northeast, features guest appearances by some of the best musicians in the Irish music scene today, including Kevin Burke (fiddle) and Ged Foley (guitar). Listen to a set of reels from the recording.
Songs are P.D. / All audio ©2001 John Redmond, used by permission