Spike Island Lassies
Spike Island Lassies (Reel)
The sleeve notes from “John Kelly Fiddle & Concertina Player”, Topic Records, 1974 state: “and the second is a variant of it, a local reel played by Charlie Simmonds and Mrs Crotty, amoung others. Here John plays it n an pld double-reed German cocertina. Spike island is situated in Cork Harbour.”
John playing Spike Island Lassies on the concertina
Credit: Interview that Noel Hill did with John Kelly Senior at the Willie Clancy Summer School in 1988.
John Kelly playing Blackberry Blossom and then Spike Island Lassies on the concertina
Credit: “John Kelly Fiddle & Concertina” Album, Topic Records, 1974. Link.
John Kelly playing Spike Island Lassies on the concertina
Recording Details: Open Air Session, Willie Clancy Summer School
Location: The Square, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. Date: July 6, 1975
Credit: Recorded by Barry Taylor, part of his book “Music in a Breeze of Wind” about music in West Clare. Link.
Notated from above audio recording.