MP3 Free Mac Guinness - Duo - Free Mac Guinness- Duo -Irish music & the "Craic"
IRISH FOLK SONGS AND REELS & JIGS
14 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Traditional Folk
Mick O''Connor - Banjo, Mandolin
Mick inherited a love of Irish music from his parents from County
Kerry and Roscommon in Ireland. Barney McKenna of "The Dubliners"
inspired Mick to learn the Banjo in 1967. He learned tunes from the great
London Irish musicians, including John Bowe, Bobby Casey, Tommy
McCarthy and Roger Sherlock, and is particularly influenced by Clare,
Galway and Kerry styles of playing.
Mick was all-Ireland tenor banjo champion in 1971 and won two
all-Ireland ceili band medals in 1986 and 1987 with "Thatch Ceili Band".
He toured the USA & Ireland in 1975 and the UK in 1976 with Joe Burke
and Paddy Glakin on the "Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireannn" tour. He has
taught banjo and mandolin for the past 14 years.
Mick has played in countless concerts and ceili''s and toured in the USA,
Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Ireland and
He has recorded with some of the greats of Irish music, including Tommy
Makem, Kevin Burke, Brendan Shine, Donal Lunny and Noel Murphy. In
1992 Mick backed Elvis Costello on stage and he performed with Ronnie
Drew of "The Dubliners" in 1998. Mick teamed up with Tony Fuller
early in 1970 and the two played in the famous "Súgan Folk Club" on
Balls Pond Road, London. Mick also played on their first CD, "Exiles", in
1998, raising over £15,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Tony Fuller - Guitar - vocals
Tony Fuller, nephew of Barney McKenna of the ''The Dubliners'', began
playing guitar and singing back in Dublin in the 1960s. After he left
Ireland to attend Art School in London, he had to pay his way through
college by "busking" in the Tube, underground walkways, and in folk
clubs and universities all around England. Tony’s singing influence was
the great Luke Kelly and Ralph McTell. After he met Mick O''Connor, the
two played at many of the clubs and Fléadh Chéoil festivals in Ireland.
The two still play together with many musician friends at sessions in
In 1982 Tony’s singing of “Streets of London” won the 1st prize at
Pontins talent competition and was offered a full-time professional
contract. This he turned down and used the £2000 prize money to set up
an advertising business.
Other famous people he has worked with include Jimmy Cricket and
Shane Richie, to name a few. A lot of his humour comes from his natural
Dubliner’s wit. He has appeared on BBC, and produced 10 years of
charity golf tournaments in memory of his late mother, Margaret Fuller,
Tony has worked with numerous comics and he loves the ''CRAIC'' (Irish
good time/fun). Tony and Mick produce a magic of great Irish music and
humour at all their venues, which include weddings, birthdays and even
the odd funeral (with mandolin and guitar to “Danny Boy”). They work
well as a double act, Mick with a wealth of Irish tunes, reels and jigs and
Tony as the mouthpiece for both of them. They have worked well
together and with many other Irish musicians for the past 30 years.
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“Cheers!” Have a pint and enjoy the music! If you want to book Free
MacGuinness -- Mick and Tony -- for your next venue or event, please
contact them as follows:
Tony Fuller - Home number:(01483) 797097, Mobile: 07836-221-567 or
Mick O''Connor - Home number: 0208-450-2750 or Mobile: 07790-
1) Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears (Ellis Island)
2) Step It Out Mary
3) Fields of Athenry
4) Reels: "The Green Mountain", "Craig’s Pipes", "The Green Groves of Éireann"
5) Dublin in the Rare Old Times
6) The Irish Rover
7) Raglan Road
8) The Wild Rover
9) Jigs: “Ships In Full Sail”, “Old Joe’s Jig”, “Cliffs of Moher”
11) Dueling Banjos
12) Slow Air: “Skibbereen” & The Dingle Regatta (slide)
13) Skibbereen (sung by Geoff Herbert - honorary Irish Man)
14) Mick’s Reels: “Miss Monaghan”, “Cooley’s Reel”, “Tim Maloney’s
Recorded and mixed by Keith James at Dream of Oswald Studio,
Musicians: Goretti Anglim: pipes, flute and tin whistle
Dave Collins: Fiddle
Ollie Blanchflower: Double Bass/Bow
Mick O''Connor: Banjo, Mandolin
Tony Fuller: Guitar, vocals
Design by Lulu Fuller and final artwork, graphics and photography by
Andy Fuller: https://www.tradebit.com
©Free MacGuinness Productions
With acknowledgement to our friends at
Arthur Guinness & Son and Co., Ltd. (St. Jame’s Gate, Dublin)
No disrespect to Mr. Martin Mac Guinness, education Minister for Northern Ireland