The Monday Morning Reel/Cutting A Slide/Robert The Minnow/Hogties' Reel
An occasional Celtic folk group, formed in the 80s, the line-up comprised Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals/keyboards), Micheál Ó Domhnaill (b.
7 October 1952, Dublin, Eire, d. 8 July 2006, Dublin, Eire; vocals/guitar), Phil Cunningham (b. 27 January 1960, Edinburgh, Scotland; accordion) and Johnny Cunningham (b. 27 August 1957, Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland, d. 15 December 2003, New York, USA; fiddle). The members of the quartet each had flourishing solo careers, but cross-fertilised their Irish Scots heritage with absorbing results. A top line draw in the USA, where three of them lived, their British debut was a coup for the small salt-town of Northwich, Cheshire, who presented them in a packed marquee in the local park. Their music fashioned an energetic Celtic force with some graceful rock touches.