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A fine violin recording of Irish dance music – from 1898, Jigs and Reels, played by Charles D'Almaine.

Jigs and Reels
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 9833
Category Violin solo
Title Jigs and Reels
Performed by Charles D'Almaine
Circa May 1908
Announcement "Violin solo, Jigs and Reels, played by Charles D'Almaine.  Edison record."

Enjoy this spritely recording of traditional Irish dance music, performed by Edison's violinist "of record", Charles D'Almaine (to see more, click here).

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9833   Jigs and Reels Charles D'Almaine
    Another brisk violin solo of the following well-known jigs and reels: "Bannocks o' Barley Meal," "Haste to the Wedding," "Prince Charles," "Cosmopolite" and "Rory O'Moore."
— March 1908 Edison Phonograph Monthly [announcing the May records]

To hear other violin (and one violin imitation) wax cylinder recordings . . .

Key Title Category Performed by Circa
12/2009 Sterling Castle and Harvest Home Violin solo William Craig 1909
03/2008 Schubert's Serenade Violin solo Charles D'Almaine 1908
03/2005 Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Vocal violin imitation Edith Helena 1907


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