An Cailín Rua (The Red-Haired Girl)

By Kathleen Boyle

  1. Trip To London
    Danny O’Donnell’s
    Barney’s
  2. John Stephen Of Chance Inn
    Miller O’Hirn
    Spey In Spate
    Martin O’Connor’s
  3. An Cailín Rua (The Red Haired Girl)
  4. Holycross
    Master Seamus
    The Dawn
  5. Goodnight Manny
  6. McGeady’s Big Day
    The Wee Boxes
  7. The Humours Of Loch Gowna
    Coming Of Spring
    Bubbling Wine
  8. Anniversary
    Homecoming
  9. The Banks Of Red Roses
  10. The Moving Clouds
  11. Cailín Deas Crúite Na MBó

Four comments

lineup:

Kathleen Boyle: piano accordion & piano
Hughie Boyle: piano accordion
Eamon Doorley: bouzouki
Julie Fowlis: vocals
Ali Hutton: guitar
Duncan Lyall: double bass
Kevin O’Neill: flute
Martin O’Neill: bodhran
Jenna Reid: fidde
Heidi Talbot: vocals

I just purchased this album, and it is fantastic. Track 10 is a particularly special arrangement, as Kathleen and Hughie play along with the composer, her grandfather, Neillidh Boyle who passed away in 1961.

I had the pleasure of meeting Kathleen several times, and she is not only a wonderful player, but a genuinely nice girl.

Very Nice CD

Got this CD at a Cherish the Ladies concert recently. Quite nice — a wonderful collection of tunes!!! I echo Red Crow’s comments about Kathleen — she’s a very talented pianist and box player who’s got a great personality (and a quick wit to boot!).

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