Commodore (The)

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COMMODORE, THE. Irish, Reel. D Major. Composed by Washington, D.C., area accordion player Billy McComiskey and fiddler Brendan Mulvihill. Philippe Varlet suspects they may have been inspired by the second part of "The Priest in his Boots." The Commodore was the former name of a hotel now called The Phoenix Park located atop of The Dubliner, the Irish pub in Washington where the band Irish Tradition (comprised of the composers plus guitarist-singer Andy O'Brien) held forth for over a decade in the 1970's and early 1980's.

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Recorded sources: Green Linnett GLCD 1057, Liz Carroll, Jimmy Keane and Mick Moloney - "There Were Roses" (1985). Kells Music KM 9511, Alan Kelly - "Out of the Blue." Windham Hill 01934-11583-2, Cherish the Ladies - "The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone" (2000). Alan Kelly - "Out of the Blue."




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