|“Fourth Time Round” (Track Listing and additional information)1. Brown Envelope (Aaron Dillon)
Aaron - vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica: Ray - mandolin and dobro: James – vocals and bass: Robbie - vocals: Geraldine – accordion: Dave - drums.
Written at the height of the Celtic tiger and based on the antics of our then government.
2. Hoist Your Windows High (trad arranged Ray Barron)
Aaron - vocals and acoustic guitar: Geraldine - accordion: Ray - mandolin: Leon - electric guitar: James - vocals and bass: Dave - drums.
Although a staple of Cajun music song, the origins are uncertain. Different versions turn up in Cajun, pop, rock and blues. Everything from Harry Belafonte to the Byrds! The Cajun 10-bar arrangement gives the song a particularly distinctive feel.
3. Orange Blossom Mandolin (E. Rose)
Ray - mandolin and dobro: Leon - electric guitar: Eileen - acoustic guitar. Rob - rubboard: Geraldine - accordion: James - bass: Dave - drums.
This is a mandolin and guitar take on the bluegrass fiddle tune The Orange Blossom Special.
4. Vincent Black Lightning (Richard Thompson)
James – vocals and bass: Aaron - vocals and acoustic guitar: Ray - mandolin: Geraldine - accordion: Leon - electric guitar: Dave - drums and tambourine.
We heard a recording of Scottish group Burach play this fantastic Richard Thompson song and it inspired our take on it.
5. The Ghost is Home (Aaron Dillon)
Aaron - vocals and acoustic guitar: Leon - electric guitar: Robbie - 12 string guitar. Anna - vocals: Andy - saw: James - bass: Dave - percussion
A song inspired by the idea that in some places certain living people can linger.
6.Wafus Two Step (trad arranged Ray Barron)
Aaron - vocals and acoustic guitar: Geraldine - accordion: Ray – mandolin. Leon - electric guitar: Eileen - fiddles: Rob - vocals and rubboard: James - bass: Dave - drums:
We learned this two-step from accordion player Big Nick (Tom Nickel).
7. Keep Your Hands Off Of it (Lawrence Walker)
Aaron - vocals and acoustic guitar: Geraldine - accordion: Ray - mandolin. Leon – electric guitar: James - bass: Dave - drums and tambourine
This is a Cajun blues written by Louisiana musician Lawrence Walker.
8. The Economy (Aaron Dillon)
Aaron -vocals acoustic guitar and harmonica: Ray -mandolin: James -bass: Dave - Drums
Aaron wrote this after a conversation with a senior citizen who asked him “are you one of those younger folk now that buy stuff you don’t want, with money you don’t have, to impress people you don’t like?”
9. Pine Grove Blues (Nathan Abshire)
Aaron - vocals and acoustic guitar: Geraldine - accordion: Leon - electric guitar: James - bass: Dave - drums.
We learned this song from Cajun accordion player Wilson Savoy of The Pine Leaf Boys.
10. Moonshiner’s Daughter (Lonny Flemmer and John Wheller )
James - vocals and bass: Aaron - vocals and acoustic guitar: Ray - mandolin and fiddle: Leon - electric guitar: Anna - vocals: Geraldine - accordion: Dave - drums.
We first heard this song performed by the great American band Hayseed Dixiewhen they played in The Cuiscín Lán bar in Cork some years ago.
11. Chez Seychelles (trad arranged Ray Barron)
Geraldine – concertina: Ray - mandola and mandolin: Aaron - acoustic guitar and harmonica: Leon – electric guitar: James -bass: Eileen -fiddles and acoustic guitar.
A beautiful waltz from the Seychelle islands.
Aaron Dillon: vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Ray Barron: mandolin, fiddle, mandola, dobro
Leon Barron: electric guitar
Geraldine Barron: accordion, concertina
James O’Sullivan: vocals, bass
Dave Jones: drums, percussion
Eileen Healy: fiddles, acoustic guitar
Anna Mitchell: vocals
Robbie Barron: vocals and 12-string guitar
Rob Coppard; vocals, rubboard
Andy Wilson: saw
Produced by Ray Barron
All tracks mixed and recorded by Ray Barron except track 8 recorded by Paul Solecki.
Special thanks to Leon Barron for his tireless work on this project.
Special thanks also to Robbie Barron for all his help in making these recordings.
Thanks also to Laurie Hedger CPR studios, Baltimore, Co. Cork for initial recordings.
Recorded live at An Bróg, Oliver Plunkett St., Cork on October 2nd during the 2011 Cork Folk Festival
12. Ain’t Goin To Church (Aaron Dillon)
Aaron’s been wanting to write this song as long as he can remember, ever since the days he recalls being dragged to mass on Sundays
13. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)
14. Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon)
15. The Dark Side of Macroom Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Waters, Wright, Gilmore) King of The Fairies, trad arranged Ray Barron: Greek Tune, trad arranged Ray Barron: Hava Nagila, trad arranged Ray Barron\; The Wall Part 2 (Waters)
We’ve been playing this Greek tune since the beginning of the band, and it has evolved and picked up bits along the way.
Recorded by Justin Forbes.
FOH engineer Sean Scott-Baird
Tracks 12, 13, 14 mixed by Dan Fitzgerald
Track 15 mixed by Ray Barron
Thanks to Jim Walsh, William Hammond and Tony Grace of the Cork Folk Festival