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The Gift of Music | CDs | Folk & Celtic | Folk Music of Ireland
Olde Irish Jigs & Reels
Celtic Airs & Ballads
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CCL CDG1017Folk Music of Ireland1 The banks of the Bann2 The rakes of Kildare/The Connaught man's rambles3 The lark in the clear air4 Sibeag simor5 The Galway shawl6 Out on the ocean7 Blackwaterside8 Tripping upstairs/Lannigan's ball/The Blarney pilgrim9 The doffin mistress10 I'll tell me Ma11 The Irish girl12 The minstrel boy13 The blackthorn tree14 Kesh Jig/Foxhunter's Jig/St Anne's Reel15 Paddy's green shamrock shore16 Connaught Mary and James O'Donnell/Down at the wakehouse17 Wild rover18 Irish medley including Barney Brallaghan/Irish merry making19 She moved through the fair20 Bonaparte's March21 Curragh of Kildare22 The Irish washerwoman/Shandon bells/Maggie BrownThis album and its companion volumes (Folk Music of England CCLCDG1016, Folk Music of Scotland CCLCDG1018, Folk Music of Wales CCLCDG1019) present some of Britain's finest folk musicians performing a selection of songs and instrumental music from the British folk tradition. These recordings have the air of spontaneous, impromptu performance, a coming together to make music which is one of the hallmarks of the folk music scene. It is as if the recording engineers were allowed to eavesdrop on the music making - and captured frozen improvisations. The variety of sound on these albums is remarkable and the number of instruments and voices involved produces some remarkable programmes. But don't be fooled by the apparent ease - these musicians work hard, rehearsing and arranging behind the scenes (or discreetly working and honing their style during a jam session in a quiet town or country pub). The result is carefully crafted music which honours and past but which, like all living things, moves on and develops. Next time they play and sing the results will be different. The old folk melodies of the British Isles are honoured and respected, are treated as raw material for high quality music making.Folk Music from Ireland presents famous tunes (track 1) alongside some which are less well-known outside the folk tradition. The river Bann, the counties of Kildare and Galway and many other places all inspired music making and songs at one time or another throughout the history of this musical land. Jigs, reels and other dances mix with songs about nature, folk legends and characters from the past.PerformersIan GilesIan PageSharon LindoMatthew SpringThe Amber QuartetIan Giles voice & bodrhanPaul Sartin fiddleJohn Spiers melodeonBenji Kirkpatrick bouzouki & guitarDr FaustusPaul Sartin fiddleTim van Eyken accordeonRobert Harbron concertinaBenji Kirkpatrick bouzoukiDragonsfire Jon Banks guitarBen Grove mandolinHilary Perona-Wright boddrhanNigel Perona-Wright fluteAll arrangements by courtesy of the performers.
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