O'Sullivan Meets O'Farrell II (2010)

posted Jun 20, 2010, 8:39 PM by John Reilly   [ updated Jul 7, 2010, 8:12 PM ]

Jerry O'Sullivan:
Jerry's thoughts on his new album can be found here.

Purchase Online:
CD Baby (pending release)

Cover Art:

Paul Cienniwa:
Paul discusses Jerry's recording with the Newport Baroque Orchestra here.

In Volume II of his seminal work
on the O'Farrell Collections, Master Uilleann piper Jerry O'Sullivan is joined by members of the Newport Baroque Orchestra to reveal the symbiotic affinity between the Irish pipes and 18th Century baroque music. While Volume I featured solo pipe pieces from the folk tradition, this album explores, in suite format, music that is more baroque and continental in nature. Acoustically, the combination of pipes, harpsichord and cello presented by an ensemble of consummate musicians evokes a period where both rural and romantic idioms both delighted and satisfied a wide spectrum of musical taste.


Brian McCandless:
His Essay on O'Farrell's Union Pipe music here.

Suite in G    
Duett X / The Serenade /
Duett XII: Tho Prudence May         Press Me / Kean O’Hara / Bath Medley 

Suite in D
O’Carolan’s Concerto / The Spinning Wheel / The Ulster Rondo / O’Carolan’s Cup/The Blush of Aurora  /  The Imperial Quickstep/ Duett III: Gavot / The Echoing Horn   

Suite in A minor/ D/ E minor 
Princess Royal / The Retreat / To Daunton Me / Handel’s  Minuett/ Let Fame Sound the Trumpet / The Goblet of Wine / Captain O’Kane  

Suite in D
The Hen’s Concert / Fly Not Yet/ Miller’s Maggot / Bright Phoebus / Pipe Govot/ Union Pipe Gavott / To the Post and Away

Sheeling O Guira 

O'Sullivan Meets O'Farrell (2005)

posted Jun 12, 2010, 5:51 PM by John Reilly   [ updated Jul 3, 2010, 7:50 PM ]

Jerry O'Sullivan:
Comments on the album and its genesis can be found here.

Purchase Online:

Cover Art:

Brian McCandless:
A detailed account on the life and times of Mr. O'Farrell is here.

Classic Uilleann Pipe Music from the 18th Century. From the Collection of the great Mr. O'Farrell, musical gems, many of which have lain dormant for close to 200 years.


"A sparkling summit linking two uilleann pipers separated by more than two centuries," this recording and accompanying 28 page CD booklet features music from the O'Farrell collections, as played by America's premier uilleann piper, Jerry O'Sullivan." 
   -- Earle Hitchner
Earle Hitchner:
A comprehensive review of the album can be found here.

  • Jerry O'Sullivan Welcome / The Shepherds Hornpipe
  • Lady Harriot Hope / The Humours of Castlecomber
  • The Humour of Ballinamult / The Old Hagg in the Corner
  • Adieu Adieu Thou Faithless World 
  • Cusabue Ord / The Pipers Maggott
  • Quick-Step / Willy Winky
  • Sir Charles Douglas's Strathspey / Braes of Busbie
  • Stad Erro Rogura Stad Stad / Wild Oats
  • Your Welcome Home / Sall's Dellight
  • Mill Mill O
  • Doubaling / The Bucks of Tipperary
  • O'Farrells Hornpipe/Mr. Walkers Hornpipe
  • Miss Walkers Favorite / Dunkeld Hermitage
  • Humours of Glen / The Youghall Waltz
  • The Gobbyo / A Trip to Killarney

The Gift (1998)

posted Jun 12, 2010, 5:50 PM by John Reilly   [ updated Jun 24, 2010, 8:55 PM ]

Jerry O'Sullivan, Uilleann Pipes

Joined by:
Séamas Connolly, Dennis Cahill, Pat Kilbride, Myron Bretholz, Seamas Egan, Tony Cuffe, Win Horan, Mike Aharon, Zan McLeod, Donna Lang, Steve Holloway, Chico Huff, John Anthony, John Hermann, Rafe Stefanini, Darryl Burgee, Susan McKeown, Kevin McConnell, Nancy Wilson, David Millar, Myron Lutzke, Ed Brewer.

McGovern's Reel / La Belle Pauline / Spootaskerry
Wendel's Wedding
Denis Murphy's Strathspey / Jesse Smith/Geordie MacLeish / An Féirín / Iggy and Squiggy
Young Francis Mooney / The Humours of Ballydehob / Gan Ainm
Mike in the Wilderness
Wind Chimes and Nursery Rhymes
The Wayfaring Stranger / Noel McCarthy's Jig
Catherine's Mazurka / Aidan Cuffe's Reel
Clear Blue Sky
One Rose
The Sunderland Lasses / The Lads of Alnwick
Can You Dance "A Tobacco Hill"? / Washington's March / Stump-Tailed Dolly
Gavottes, Bourée, and Gigue from 
J.S.Bach's Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major

The Invasion (1987)

posted Jun 12, 2010, 5:48 PM by John Reilly   [ updated Jun 24, 2010, 8:57 PM ]

Jerry O'Sullivan Uilleann Pipes
Joanie Madden Flute, Whistle
Eileen Ivers Fiddle
Rosalyn Briley Harp
Mick Moloney Guitar
Seamas Egan Flute, Banjo, Whistle
Jesse Winch Bodhrán

  • The Chorus Reel/ Ashmolean House 
  • Robbie Hannan's Jigs 
  • If Ever You Were Mine 
  • Larry Redican's Hornpipe/The Green Banner 
  • Brendan Begley's Polka/Donal DeBarra's Polka/O'Sullivan's Polka 
  • The Conspirach/Nuala's Bonnet/ The Croton Dam/The Invasion 
  • Colonel Fraser 
  • Sean Coughlan's/Gan Ainm/Sean/Coughlan's 
  • Mary O'Neill's Fancy/Gan Ainm/Gan Ainm
  • Brendan Begley's Slides 
  • O'Carolan's Farewell to Music

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