A recording from 1978. Other musicians: Peadar Mercier, Máirtín Byrnes and The Reel Union. The sleeve notes leave me unaware of who the members of The Reel Union are.
About the tunes
Lord Gordon’ s is an older two part version than the one that was made popular by Michael Coleman.
Track 9 is Christmas Eve
The Jigs on track 11 are preceded by Sixpenny Money (not announced).
If memory serves, "Reel Union" were, as well as Dolores Keane :
Kieran Crehan [ fiddle ]
Eamonn Curran [ uillean pipes & whistles ]
John Faulkner [ bouzouki, guitar & vocals - he also plays fiddle, but I can’t remember if he does on this recording ]
A classic album, one of the best ever for a good mix of songs and tunes. The version of "The Laurel Tree/Bush" is a bit "crooked" too. Could never figure that one out, somehow.
Thanks, Kenny for that information!
Re: There Was A Maid
Track #9 : https://youtu.be/ob57b7_LLfA