It’s Not Racket Science

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By At The Racket

  1. Home Boys Home
    Rocky Road To Dublin
    Dublin Bay
  2. The Wreck Of The 99
    Dem Golden Slippers
    Goodbye Mick, Goodbye Pat
  3. Stack Of Barley
    Bantry Bay
  4. Maloney Puts His Name Above The Door
  5. Lady Anne Montgomery
    Martin Mulhaire’s
  6. Boys Of Ballisodare
  7. The Linnet’s Chorus
    The Beautiful Goldfinch
  8. Won’t You Come, Come Back To Connemara
  9. Roscommon
    The Kilglass Lakes
    What Brought You In There
  10. Kitty Gone A Clinking Coming From The Fair
    Pat Ward’s
    Trip To Birmingham
    Darby’s Farewell
  11. A Drink In The Morning
  12. Julia Delaney
    Paddy Fahy’s
  13. Maggie’s Afternoon Nap

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John Carty: Fiddle & banjo
Brain McGrath: Piano, tenor guitar, banjo
Seamus O’Donnell: Sax, flute, vocals
Michael McCague: guitar, tenor guitar, zouk

Another fabulous recording from At the Racket. A wider range of tune types and instrumentation than on it’s near flawless predecessor "Mirth Making Heroes". Case in point is Marcus Hernon’s waltzes on track 7. The swing is irresistible! The Kitty Got a Clinking set circulated on youtube for a while based on a pitiful cellphone video. The set gets the Racket treatment giving it a different feel than on (John’s brother) James Carty’s "Upon My Soul" album.

The band lets their hair down a bit on the Lady Anne set with John on fiddle while Seamus and Brian show their chops on flute and banjo for a lively set. A couple of other sets on the album appeared in different incarnations on John’s solo albums and fit well with the band sound.

A word about the songs: I’m probably like a lot of people on this site and don’t even bother uploading the songs from trad albums onto the ipod. Not so with these! My kids (3 & 7) demand them every time we get into the car!