Joe Shannon & Johnny McGreevy – The Noonday Feast


Some really fine traditional Irish music, mostly duets between violin and uilleann pipes. Especially fine considering that both musicians are self-taught and have been living in Chicago most most of their lives. And remarkably fine sound quality considering it was recorded in a kitchen… But really. Both these players are outstanding, and the music is very raw and energetic.

Anyway, I don’t know much else about these guys except what’s written on the album, which you can read for yourself if you’re interested. Not particularly haunting, avant-garde, influential, or any of the other qualifers for most of my posts. And the album can start to sound the same if you don’t listen to much celtic music. But I like it all the same.


Joe Shannon & Johnny McGreevy – The Noonday Feast
Year: 1980
Label: Green Linnet
kick back and enjoy.
vinyl, cleaned | mp3 192+vbr | w/ covers | 77mb

check out this tracklist, more accurate than the one printed on the album.

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One Response to Joe Shannon & Johnny McGreevy – The Noonday Feast

  1. Joski says:

    Irish musicYou touched me in my soul. My brother in law being irish I have a lot of this stuff.If you have any request – feel freeShouldn’t we talk ?Maybe by e-mail ?What do you think ?

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