Julia Clifford (fiddle)
John Clifford (piano accordion)
Billy Clifford (flute)
Topic – 12TS310 – 1977
Recorded between 1964 and 1976 this album features fiddler Julia Clifford, sister of Denis Murphy, her husband John on accordion, and their son Billy on flute. Much of it was recorded around a single microphone in Eric and Lucy Farr’s kitchen, so the sound quality isn’t brilliant, but the quality of the music shines through, and Julia Clifford’s playing is, as always, a thing of beauty. — Robert Ryan
SAMPLE: Though the full trio’s sound has its qualities, Julia’s solo tracks are really something special. Here she glides through two gorgeous polkas:
There’s some pretty in-depth notes by Alan Ward starting on page 26 of his Topic booklet here.
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