Pedlar’s Pack

By Johnny Doherty

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  1. Grey Daylight
  2. The Blackbird
  3. The Atlantic Sounds (aka Tuam Na Farraige)
  4. Moorlough Mary
  5. The Postman’s Knock
  6. The Girl’s Croon
  7. The Exhibition
  8. Talk About Father McSweeney’s
  9. The Fox-Chase
    The Hunt Of The Hare
  10. Rocking The Cradle
  11. Dark Girl Dressed In Blue
    The Irish Washerwoman
  12. The Wounded Hussar
  13. The High Level
    Madam Vanoni
  14. The Old Hag And The Churn
  15. The Four Posts Of The Bed
  16. The Three O’Donnells
  17. Welcome Home, Graniu

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Released by the English Folk Dance and Song Society in 1964 (EFDSS LP 1003), this was Doherty’s first commercial recording and provides a melange of traditional tunes, a couple of songs and plenty of chat from the fiddler.

Why this has never been reissued on CD is a major mystery.

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I should have added that the Folktrax cassette bearing the same title which is also listed here was actually released by Peter Kennedy without the permission of either Doherty or the EFDSS. It

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