Jimmy and Jesse Smith at Castalia Hall Dec 2005

The gentle art of the uilleann pipes

New CD

TAKE ME TENDER.. is the new CD from Jimmy O'Brien Moran. It is a tribute to the music of Paddy Conneely, a blind piper who lived in Galway. The darling of his age, Conneely gained national fame when his portrait and an accompanying article appeared in the popular Irish Penny Journal of October 3, 1840 - 173 years ago. Having survived the Great Famine Conneely died on September 11, 1851. However, over 180 pieces of his music had been transcribed by at least five collectors leaving a fascinating record of piping style and repertoire in pre-Famine Ireland.

Take Me Tender-Titles

Take Me Tender Booklet Track Titles - 17 tracks comprising 31 melodies from the singing and piping of Paddy Conneely, the Galway Piper (d.1851).

First Solo CD-SRF

First Solo CD - Seán Reid's Favourite - Jimmy O'Brien Moran's first solo CD was named after his friend and patron Seán Reid of Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland. Released in 1996 it features 17 tracks from many of the pipers that influenced Jimmy's playing. From Ediphone cylinder recordings to manuscripts to living pipers, the recording is a selection of some of his favourite tunes and a snapshot of his piping style.

SRF -Track Titles

First Solo CD, Track Titles - 17 tracks comprising 29 tunes. Some of the great airs including 'Dark Lochnagar', the track chosen by actor Ewen McGregor as his favourite on the BBC radio programme 'Desert Island Disks'.
TAKE ME TENDER - On this CD Jimmy O’Brien Moran unveils for us a hidden treasure from the deep core of the history of the uilleann pipes – the fascinating music of the pre-Famine Galway piper Paddy Conneely. This incomparable music is a nest of secret tunes for the uilleann pipes, masterfully interpreted for us by one of the iconic performers of that instrument in the Irish tradition today. - Jackie Small