By Carlos Plumley And Mike Herr

  1. Mug Of Brown Ale
    The Tar Road To Sligo
  2. Sean Maguire’s Style
  3. Paddy Fahy’s
  4. Arra Mountains
  5. Bridge Of Lodi
  6. The Swans Among The Rushes
    Swallow’s Nest
  7. Mountain Ranger
    Janet Beaton
  8. The Cat In The Corner
    John Naughton’s
    Return To Chernobyl
  9. A.M. Shinney
    The Hawthorn Tree
  10. The Waltz From Emerald Isle
  11. Irishman’s Heart To The Ladies
    Both Meat And Dhrink
    Rory O’Moore
  12. Julia Delaney
    Dick Gossip
  13. Bill Malley’s
    The Britches
    Laddie O’Burn’s
  14. The Old Copperplate
    Master Crowley’s
  15. Brenda Stubbert’s
  16. Rolling In The Rye Grass
    Castle Kelly

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The Manifesto

I am including notes from the liner:
We don’t pretend to be traditional Irish Musicians or claim any genetic connection to the music’s past, but knowing the music survived a time when it was prohibited makes it even more appealing to us.
Every tune has a spirit of its own and provides us with a full spectrum of emotions, from the happiest of the happy to the saddest of the sad. The mood of the music doesn’t necessarily flow from the temper of the musician. Often we are surprised at the message a tune delivers. The joy provided by the tunes is magnified by finding the right person to play them with: playing them for others only enhances that joy.
The instruments, which also have souls of their own, have been known to contribute more to a tune than the musicians. The instruments sometimes allow us to play beyond our abilities and other times won’t let us play at all. However, they do expect an introduction.

Autoharp (Fladmark or Orthey),fiddle(1995 copy of Brett’s Strad by Harold Hayslett),mandolin (Gibson 1922 A-2), and bodhran.