Traditional Music From The Glens Of Antrim

By Leo Brown And PJ Hill

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  1. The Slopes Of Knocklayde
    Maho Snaps
    Won’t You Come Home With Me?
  2. The Road To Greenans
    Given’s March
  3. The Drunken Landlady
  4. The Flowers Of Spring
    The Plains Of Boyle
  5. Down To Broughmore
    Where The Great Moyola Flows
  6. The Nightingale
    The Lilting Banshee
    The Butchers’ March
  7. The Redundancy
    Come West Along The Road
  8. The Mountains Of Pomeroy
    The Lowlands Of Holland
    Brockagh Brae
  9. Breen’s
  10. The Blarney Pilgrim
    The Battering Ram
  11. Rosaleen’s Favourite
  12. Seamus Cussens’
    The Ballydesmond
    Denis Murphy’s
  13. Brown’s Fancy
  14. The Tinware Lass
    The Stack Of Wheat
  15. The Big Bridge March
    The Hole In The Road
  16. The Cook In The Kitchen
    Hartigan’s Fancy
  17. The Flight Of Earls
    The Valley Of Slievenamon
  18. Roaring Mary
    The Red-Haired Lass
  19. Brendan’s
    A Ship In Full Sail
  20. Maggie’s Boys
  21. Margaret’s
    Tom Bhetty’s
  22. Travers’
    Munster Bacon

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PJ Hill & Leo Brown: Traditional Music from the Glens of Antrim

PJ Hill and Leo Brown, are two of the foremost traditional musicians in North Antrim. PJ Hill is a teacher who lives near Carey, Ballycastle. Leo Brown is a retired forestry worker who lives at Greenans, way up at the top of Glenshesk, one of the famous Nine Glens of Antrim. They play regularly all around the Glens, where they are often joined by their friend Joe Martin from Cloughmills, on bodhran. Joe is a long-distance lorry drivers. Leo is also a prolific composer and arranger in the traditional style. His gift for adapting similar melodic motifs to different rhythms is well demonstrated in his own tunes which appear on this album. The musicians also show their versatility in group and solo playing.

The music on this CD is just like you would hear any session night in McCollam’s Bar, Cushendall or O’Connor’s in Ballycastle.

I spent a week and a half near and in Cunshendall taking a harp workshop with Janet Harbison several years back. I want to get this Cd just for sentimental reasons! It is gorgeous up there and it was my first trip to Ireland (Well, Northern Ireland).

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