Lose The Head

By Garry Shannon

  1. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
    Tom Ward’s Downfall
    Lose The Head
  2. Deoraiocht (Song)
  3. Joe McMahon’s
    Joe Skelton’s
  4. Turas An Bhodhranai
    Mickey Dan’s
  5. Lough Sheelin’s Side
  6. McCauley’s
    Elaine Jeffries
    Moving Pint
  7. Mo Ghile Mear
  8. Bach-ward
  9. O’Shaughnessy
    The Charleston
  10. Sailor Bold
  11. Micho’s Mason’s Apron
    Michel Ferry’s
  12. Serious Business! Miss McLeod’s
    Glass Of Beer

Four comments

Great album

This is a lovely album. Apparantly it is out of print but Ossian, USA, still has it in the catalog: Code: 01301-CD
Price: $20.00.
This is really the Shannon Family album. It rivals the McCarthy or the Mulcahy familys’ fine CDs. While Gary’s playing is often alarmingly close to new-age pyrotechnics the album has a wonderful feel for the traditional. I don’t think the singing is on a par with the rest of the album, but I generally feel that way about singing. I don’t understand why singing is incuded on an otherwise wonderful instrumental album. Thank God McEvoy, Bradley, Molloy, et. al., know better.
From Ossian: “The Debut Album from Gary Shannon featuring Orfhlaith Ni Bhrian. The album also features Sharon Shannon, Mary Shannon, Majella Shannon, Steve Cooney, Mossie Griffin and Eoin O Neill as well as many more.”
I think it’s a great album and recommend it highly.


Album cover by Karen Tweed.

Now on CD…….

Latest email from Claddagh in Dublin has this now available on CD for 16 euros.