Wild Mountain Thyme

By The McPeake Family

  1. Will Ye Go Lassie, Go
  2. I Know My Love
  3. McLeod’s
  4. A Bucket Of The Mountain Dew
  5. Eileen Aroon
  6. An Durd Fainne
  7. My Singing Bird
  8. The Lament Of Aughrim
    Return From Fingal
    The Lament Of Aughrim
  9. Carraig Dun
  10. The Derry
  11. The Old Piper
  12. Slieve Gallion Brae
  13. Ireland, Boys, Hurrah
  14. Cock Robin
  15. An Coolin
  16. The Verdant Braes Of Skreen
  17. Juanita
  18. Jug Of Punch

Three comments

Issued in 2009 as part of the Topic label’s 70th anniversary, ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ (TSCD 583) comprises recordings of the Belfast family made in 1962 by Bill Leader. These were originally issued as an LP (‘Irish Traditional Songs’) followed by an EP (‘Jug of Punch’).

The album comes in a splendid gatefold sleeve, includes some excellent photographs and all the notes from the original releases.

As far as I’m aware this is the first ever CD issue of an album by the McPeakes which is quite astonishing when one considers just how popular the group was in the 1960s.

The group doesn’t even have a Wikipedia entry, but there are some snippets of information around on the Net.