The Sligo Champion (CD 1 of 2)

By Michael Gorman

  1. Down The Broom
    The Pigeon On The Gate
  2. Michael Coleman’s (Hop Jig)
  3. Bonnie Ann
  4. Shoe The Donkey
  5. The Trip To Sligo
  6. Lynch’s
    Jamesy Gannon’s
  7. The Anchonry Lasses
    Lady Gardner’s Troops
  8. Gorman’s
    The Boys Of Bluehill
  9. The Moss O’Ballagh Fair
  10. Gannon’s March
  11. The Polka-(Mazurka)
  12. The Laurel Tree
    The High
  13. The Frieze Britches
  14. Farrell Gara
    Ah, Surely
  15. The Chaffpool Post
  16. Gannon’s
  17. Happy To Meet And Sorry To Part
  18. The Ships Are Sailing
    The Heather Breeze
  19. Untitled March
  20. Tell Her I Am
    The Merry Old Woman
  21. The Rights Of Man
  22. Put The Cake In The Dresser
  23. Untitled Tune In Six-Eight
  24. The Keel Row
  25. Untitled (polka)
  26. The College Grove
  27. The Maid I Never Forgot
  28. The Kildare Fancy
  29. Miss McLeod’s
    The Duke Of Leinster

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“Michael Gorman: The Sligo Champion” (CD 2)

Topic Records, TSCD525D

“Michael Gorman, a close associate with Michael Coleman before the later emigrated to America, was a key figure in the great music tradition of southern Sligo. His music, together with that of his nephew Michael (flute), his brother Martin (voice), & neighbours Tom Gannon (fiddle) and Gerry Wimsey (tin whistle), typifies that tradition’s classic period of creativity and definition. His later major contribution to Irish music making in London is reflected recordings with Mick Flynn (flute), Margaret Barry (voice & banjo), Jimmy Power (fiddle), Paddy Breen (flageolet), Tommy Maguire (accordion), & Patsy Goulding (piano).”

Produced by the team of Tony Engle and Reg Hall, this includes a generous booklet of notes and a discograpy by Reg Hall, his usual excellent and much appreciated research and comment.

I’m no longer surprised that some folks just dump something like this on site without comment, but it seems particularly neglectful when it is as excellent as this is. It’s one of my favourites, though there are many. 😉

Re: The Sligo Champion (CD 1 of 2)

Not showing above, but the double-CD is available for download through “iTunes” [ 57 tracks ] for a very reasonable £5.99.

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Re: The Sligo Champion (CD 1 of 2)

Track 19 is a fiddle setting of the Harry Lauder song “Just A Wee Deoch an’ Doris”.

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