In The Footsteps Of Coleman

By Various Artists

  1. The Boys Of The Lough
    The Devils Of Dublin
  2. The Leitrim Lilter
    The Chattering Magpie
    Ronnie Cooper
  3. Reevy Johnstone
  4. Coolata
  5. Creamer’s
    The Longford Tinker
  6. The Laurel Tree
  7. The Drunken Landlady
    The Leitrim Thrush
  8. Colonel Frazer
    Love At The Endings
  9. The Pullet
    The Old Bush
    Christmas Eve
  10. Strike The Gay Harp
    The Shores Of Lough Gowna
  11. Michael Davitt
  12. The Mountain Road
  13. Billy McCormacy
    The Ship In Full Sail
  14. Sean Ryan’s
    Farewell To Erin
  15. Jim Coleman’s Set
  16. Gan Ainm
  17. Joe Cooley’s
    The Sligo Maid
  18. The Carriganat
  19. Gan Ainm
  20. The Maid I Ne’er Forgot
    The Jug Of Punch
  21. The Liffey Banks
  22. Last Night’s Fun
    Martin Wynne’s
  23. Irish Girl
    The Musical Priest
    Lord Wellington
  24. The Blackthorn Stick
  25. Highest Hill In Sligo
    Mama’s Pet
  26. Willie Coleman’s
    Brendan Tone Rowe’s No. 2
  27. Over The Bridge
    Paddy Fahy’s
    The Steeplechase
  28. The Humours Of Ennistymon
    Larry Redican’s
  29. The Haymakers
  30. The Gold Ring
  31. Never Was Piping So Gay
  32. An Spailpin Fanach
  33. Miss McLeod’s
    The Duke Of Leinster
  34. Gan Ainm
  35. Jim Coleman’s
  36. Philip Beirne’s Delight
  37. Gan Ainm
  38. Caitrona Rua
    Mary Burke-Reynold’s Poem
  39. Gan Ainm
  40. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
    The Sligo Maid
    The Foxhunter
  41. The Man In The Bog
    Liz Doherty’s
    The Flying Wheelchair
  42. Gan Ainm
  43. A Week In January
    The Rainy Day
    The Rossport
  44. Boyne Hunt
    Come West Along The Road
  45. Bonnie Kate
    Jenny’s Chickens

Two comments

Terrific Sligo Compilation

In the words of Seamus Tansey, "This recording entitled IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF COLEMAN is a musical testimony to the quality of Irish traditional music that existed and stills exists in the North Connaught region of Ireland to this very day. The Coleman Country is at the centre of this great musical region namely, North Roscommon, North Mayo, Sligo and South Leitrim….. Traditional music was for the people of North Connaught a musical religion, the food and drink of their immortal souls…THE COLEMAN MEMORIAL CENOTAPH at Mount Irwin, County Sligo was erected in 1974 by Coleman Traditional Society so as to remember Michael Coleman and the dead traditional musicians of that area both at home and in exile. The purpose of this recording is to establish a fund to keep the memorial in good repair for future generationsto enjoy, so that they may never forget the contribution made by the prople of North Connaught to Irish traditional music. These recordings have been donated by many musicians from North Connaught and beyond, each one having directy links to the region." The 2 CDs contain a staggering 45 tracks including classic 78 recordings from such masters as Michael Coleman and James Morrison, extracts from Coleman Country Revisited (the seminal Sigo record of the 1970s), recent field recordings, and tracks from contemporary recording artists.

Artists include Martin Wynne,Fred Finn,Peter Horan,Michael Gorman,Dervish,Seamus O’Dowd,John McEvoy,Felix Dolan,Seamus Tansey,Paddy Killoran,James Morrison,Catherine McEvoy,Jim Donoghue,Matt Molloy,Paddy Sweeney,Harry McGowan, Michael Coleman


Having just received a copy of this CD set Ihave to say one of the best aspects is the sense of live recording. A fair bit is recorded in peoples’ homes or ‘away from the studio’ and it gives a very immediate feeling to the tunes. Wonderful stuff.