Tri Yann vintage 1983.
This band is/was very popular -in France, mostly. They are well known for bringing Breton, Quebecois, Irish, Scottish tunes, etc to a large audience before the term Celtic became widely used. They’re well known for their historic / geographic / genre blends albums and concerts, which have proved somewhat contentious. (folk vs. trad. and all that jazz…)
The candour and enthousiasm of the 1970’s recordings/gigs were very infectious indeed. Practically they were a portal into a new world of sounds and songs for a whole generation.
From our point of view, there are some interesting tracks on this album, notably a French version of Phil Coulter’s famous song (not quite trad!) and some attractive string arrangement on the Irish tracks.
Help with Tune ID needed:
Track No4 can be heard at:
Could anyone help with the identification of the 1st and 2nd dance*? Many thanks.
(Hopefully the video won’t have disappeared in the meantime)
T4)a) O’Carolan’s Devotion (air)[0’00"->]
b) ? [2’20->]
c) The Dancing Master [3’22->]
d) ? [4’53->]
e) Julia Delaney’s [5’34" til the end]
*That means you’ll have to listen to the track, yes: whether you like it or not! 😉