Favourite Recordings - your personal top ten
Please forgive me if this one has been done before - I did a quick search of the Discussions and it didn’t come up with anything. Anyway, even if it has, for the benefit of us new kids, here goes:
Despite mouthing off and droning on, giving out and taking in, I’ve been paying a fair bit of attention to the requests and wishes of other members and one thing (among many others) comes up quite frequently - ‘where can I hear The Real Thing on a recording?’
I’m aware there are other sites, and other parts to this site which deal with this, but on a more categorical basis, so there’s nothing like the personal touch of the discussion page of ‘thesession’, now, is there?
To that end, would members like to bare their souls (Souls should refrain from baring their members, please, this is a family show) and tell the world what is their own Top Ten Albums/CD’s/Tapes/whatever.
If this proves too cumbersome we could knock it down to 5 - or increase it to 20 - or whatever. In my inimitable (but rigidly formulaic) fashion I’ll get the ball rolling by revealing to the world what I feel (tonight at any rate) are my all time(?) Top Ten Albums/CD’s (in no order of preference):
Seamus Tansey - The Best of
Matt Molloy - Stoney Steps
Paddy O’Brien, Seamus Connolly - The Banks of the Shannon
Across the Water - Irish Traditional Music from England
Altan - Horse With a Heart
Dervish - Midsummer’s Night
De Danann (All Stars) - The Star Spangled Molly
Sean Keane, Matt Molloy, Liam O’ Flynn - The Fire Aflame
The Bothy Band - Old Hag Ye have Killt Me
Heritage - Tell Tae Me
Paddy In the Smoke (various artists)
I’ve got to 11 and there are 100’s more! (Notice the avoidance of Lunasa - whom I love dearly but there are 100’s of other good players/bands doing The Music who need to be mentioned on this site.)
Never mind - it’s only a bit of fun. But hopefully it may prove usefull to those hungry for hearing more tunes/playing styles.