071 - THE JUG OF PUNCH

THE McPEAKE FAMILY TRIO

Francis Senior & Junior, father (b1885) and son (b1917) were the first Irish musicians, this century, to sing and harmonise to their own accompaniment using the Irish Uillean (elbow) bagpipes - 11 songs & 9 instrumentals, on which they are joined by Francie's other son, James (b1936) on Celtic Harp. It was with this combination, that they won first prize at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in Wales for 3 years - recorded by Peter Kennedy in London 1961
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Three generations of Francis McPeake's

MAIDRIN RUA - MY SINGING BIRD - MARCHES - BONNY BUNCH OF ROSES-O - REEL - DORD FAINE - BLACKBIRD - ERIN THE TEAR - LAMENT FOR AUGHRIM - VERDANT BRAES OF SKREEN - COULIN - SIUBAN NI GHIUIBHIR - JIGS - CARRICK DOWN - SE FA MO MHUGHRACH - ROAD TO BALLYNURE - SEOTHIN SEO - WILD MOUNTAIN THYME (Will you go lassie go? - (composed by Francis McPeake)

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