Ebony And Brass

By Marc Pollier

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  1. The Whistler From Rosslea
    Dinny Langtous
    Cantal’s
  2. Paddy Lynn’s Delight
    The Commodore
    The Nervous Man
  3. Nil Ar Chnoc Ná Ar Islacht
  4. Kit O’connor
    My Maryanne
    Spike Island Lasses
  5. The Ebb Tide
    The New Century
    The Handy Man
  6. Larrissey’s
    Paddy Fahy’s
    Both Meat And Drink
  7. Sailor’s Return
    Bantry Lasses
    Phyllis’ Birthday
  8. An Raibh Tú Ag An Scarraig
  9. That’s Right Too
    The Hut In The Bog
    Josephine Keegan’s
  10. Father Kelly’s
    Tierney’s
    Brooke Nights
  11. Little John’s House
    Miss Monahan
    The Queen Of The Green Rushes
  12. Valse Des Esquimaux
  13. The Haunted House
    The Sporting Pitchfork
    Paddy Taylor’s
  14. The Four Courts
    The Glory
    The Limerick Lasses
  15. Casadh An Stugain

Two comments

But on the sleeve it’s ‘Marco’, for it’s how he’s often called in France…
This is really a very good pipe recording, made in whole respect for the tradition.

More info on his own space:
http://www.myspace.com/marcpollier

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Wonderful recording

I met this man, Marco Pollier, a couple of weeks back, for he was featuring a "folk bal", playing in his actual band called "Silver Squid" which was invited by other French folk bands including "Le Groupe Sans Gain" and "Les Alérions". That was in Moselle, Lorraine, in the North East of France.

I immediately fell in love with his playing and could barely say a word during the performance, for it was heaven on stage. I remember that all the other bands’ players were sitting like children in front of the stage, with tears of admiration in their eyes.

I am French myself and have been very fond of Irish music for many years. I had the opportunity to speak with the man, who gave me a couple of tips, because I am fairly interested in the uillean pipes. I wish I could one day acquire a set of uillean pipes and have at least only 10% of his genius.

This album is very traditional and should be listened to by every lover of true traditional Irish music. Go for it. Bless this man.