Bothy Band - Ballisodare Folk Festival 1978
A few months ago, someone posted on youtube the audio of a concert by the Bothy Band at the Ballisodare Folk Festival 1978. The Bothy Band’s concert starts in the second half of the video:
The quality of the audio is fairly good for being recorded on a handheld tape recorder.
The set list is as follows:
44:30 - The Kesh Jig / The Swaggering Jig (Give Us a Drink of Water) / The Flower of the Flock / Famous Ballymote
48:23 - The Butterfly
52:42 - Martin Wynne’s / The Longford Tinker
56:35 - Casadh an tSúgáin
1:02:30 - Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair / The Bush in Bloom / Martin Ansboro’s (solo by Matt Molloy)
1:06:48 - The Morning Star / The Fisherman’s Lilt / The Drunken Landlady / The Fisherman’s Lilt
1:11:37 - The Old Torn Petticoat (hornpipe & reel) / The Bank of Ireland (Kevin Burke & Mícheál Ó Domhnaill)
1:16:20 - Old Hag You Have Killed Me / Dinny Delaney’s / Morrison’s
1:23: 20 - O’Neill’s March (a/k/a Tralee Gaol)
There aren’t really that many surprises on the recording. The only tune that they never released on an album was O’Neill’s March, which is actually this tune:
Matt Molloy’s solo features a slow air he recorded on "The Gathering" and a couple reels he later recorded on "Heathery Breeze." And Kevin Burke’s solo is most of a track that he recorded a year later with Mícheál Ó Domhnaill on "Promenade" (he didn’t precede The Old Torn Petticoat with Walsh’s Hornpipe at this concert).