“The Cat That Ate The Candle”, which I learned from the late Frankie Kennedy (Donegal flute player, founding member of Altan), is one of the few tunes on this site that actually has nothing to do with Doolin. It is simply the opening reel of one of my favourite tracks ever, Frankie’s solo on Altan’s very first album.
If you’re not familiar with this track, you should have a listen here : https://youtu.be/3nYXEs0_dKA
T:Cat That Ate The Candle, The
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