Dan Herlihy Albums Digitised

I’ve digitally reissued two of the late Dan Herlihy’s albums through the Scullys Fest label. I’m delighted to have gotten permission to do this because I think it’s really important for Dan’s music to get an audience and go on to inspire and teach another generation. I also digitised the sleeve notes and they can be downloaded with the albums.. #sliabhluachra🙂 Please support it and tell people.

Dan was a great champion of Sliabh Luachra music and he also published books of tunes. This is a short bio of Dan from the World Fiddle Day Scartaglin website:

Dan Jas. Herlihy. (Accordion).Born in Ballydesmond in 1942. Early tuition from his grandmother Kate, a concertina player, his mother Molly, a fiddle player, and Jack O’Connell of Lighthouse was also a big influence. Emigrated to London 1960 and played with Michael Gorman, Raymond Roland and many more great players. Returned home 1977 and played at all the sessions,féiles and festivals around the locality. He recorded a cassette tape,’Traditional Music from Sliabh Luachra’, 3 CDs and a DVD: ‘The night of the Fair’; ‘The Ballydesmond Polka’; and ‘The Millstream’. The DVD was also called ‘The Millstream’. He also published two music books: ‘Sliabh Luachra Music Masters, Vols. I and II’. He spent eight years collecting music and collected c. 900 tunes. He also taught music for about 10 yrs. in Ballydesmond. He died in 2019