Good Friends-Good Music

By Boys Of The Lough

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Lots of guests and a few stabs at American tunes. Not their best effort, although when they settle down and play trad, it’s pretty fine. An odd one in that there aren’t any songs - I can’t think of any other album from them that was all tunes.

Tracks 5 & 11 fixed

Friends…

Surprised no one’s mentioned who the "Friends" were, as I think it’s well worth giving them credit since some of them haven’t recorded very much, - this is especially true of the flute players on the last tracks. The "Boys" should be applauded for what they did on this recording in bringing in very fine musicians from several traditions, who don’t get the recognition they deserve .

Playing along with the host band are :

1 - Barney McKenna [ banjo ] & Tony McMahon [ accordion ]
2 - Vincent Griffin [ fiddle ]
3 - Finlay MacNeill [ Gaelic vocal ]
4 - Finlay MacNeill [ Highland pipes ]
5 & 6 - Tom Anderson [ fiddle ] & Willie Johnson [ guitar ]
7 - Jimmy Cooper [ hammered dulcimer ]
8 - Louis Beaudoin, Jay Ungar [ fiddles ], Willie Beaudoin [ guitar ], Sylvia Blaise [ piano ]
9 - Jay Ungar [ fiddle ], Lyn Hardy [ guitar ]
10 - Louis Beaudoin [ fiddle ], Willie Beaudoin [ guitar ]
11& 12 - Kenny Hall [ mandolin ]
13 - Eamonn Curran & Robbie Hughes [ uilleann pipes ], Deirdre Shannon [ fiddle ]
14 - Tommy Gunn [ lilting ], Brendan Gunn [ fiddle ]
15 - Patsy Hanly, John Joe Maguire [ flutes ], Tony Smith [ fiddle ]
16 - Patsy Hanly, John Joe Maguire [ flutes ]

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