Live At The Crane

By Dusty Banjos

  1. The Rambling Pitchfork
    The Black Rogue
    The Kesh
  2. Rolling In The Ryegrass
    Lady Anne Montgomery
    Maud Millar
  3. The Rose In The Heather
    The Wandering Minstrel
    The Gander In The Pratie Hole
  4. The Silver Spear
    The Humours Of Tulla
  5. The Galway
    The Harvest Home
  6. The Maid Behind The Bar
    The Cup Of Tea
  7. Paddy In London
    The Blackthorn Stick
    Paddy’s Return
  8. Father Kelly’s
    The Mountain Road
    The Redhaired Lass
  9. The Ballydesmond
    Peg Ryan’s
    The Newmarket
    The Britches Full Of Stitches
  10. The Trip To Durrow
    The Green Fields Of Rossbeigh
    The Hare’s Paw
  11. The Carraroe
    Out On The Ocean
    The Boys Of The Town
  12. Jackie Coleman’s
    The Laurel Tree
  13. Cooley’s
    The Wise Maid
  14. The Donegal
    The Banshee
    St. Anne’s

Four comments

This CD was recorded live at the world-famous Crane Bar in Galway, in January 2009. It features 48 musicians from the group Dusty Banjos. Dustys is a learners’ group for adults, which has been on the go for 7 years and has welcomed thousands of musicians from around the globe. The group play regularly in Galway and around Ireland, as well as abroad. Check out the website for more info:
The live CD was recorded with a grant from the Arts Council.

Forgot to mention, the CD will shortly be available in internet shops. Hope ye like it!

Dusty Banjos and the CD Live At The Crane

We had great fun making this CD, and it was quite an undertaking, making a live recording of 48 musicians all playing together. Lots of mixing/mastering work afterwards, but we feel quite proud of the CD and the music, and we hope that people will like it.
The tunes and sets are among those that we play very regularly in Galway, and the versions are those that you’ll hear commonly in Galway city and county, so that not only is it a good listen (we hope!); it should also be a very useful learning tool.
We hope you enjoy it.

Dusty Banjos - Live at the Crane

Great CD and a great bunch of musicians!! Atmosphere was electric which really comes across on the recording, and these tunes are really a taste of Galway sessions.

Thanks Mary & Heather!!!