The Wheels Of The World: Classics Of Irish Traditional Music

By Various Artists

  1. Maid In A Cherry Tree
  2. The Stack Of Barley
    The Bantry Bay
  3. The Steam Packet
    The Morning Star
    Miss McCloud’s
  4. The Lasses Of Donnybrook
  5. Billy Taylor’s Fancy
  6. Hough’s Favourite
    What Ails You
  7. Mullin’s Fancy
  8. The Three Little Drummer Boys
    The Connaughtman’s Rambles
    The Joy Of Life
    Nancy Hynes’
  9. The Tarbolton
    The Longford Collector
    The Sailor’s Bonnet
  10. The Maid On The Green
    Jackson’s
    A Drink Of Water
  11. The Kerry
    Shannon Shores
  12. Rakish Paddy
    The Wheels Of The World

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“The Wheels Of The World: Classics Of Irish Traditional Music”

LP & cassette ~ Shanachie 33001, 12 tracks, 6 per side…

I have both, but only the cassette on hand, which has little or no notes. If anyone does have the sleeve notes for the LP, they would be welcome here.

For reasons unknown, when Shanachie created the two volume CD by the same name, "Wheels of the World: Early Irish American Music", volumes 1 & 2, they left some of these tracks out and added more. Now the ‘more’ I can appreciate, but it’s a shame they dropped some of these. It’s an enjoyable collection of old 78s from the first half of the last century, the 20th…]

CD: "The Wheels Of The World, Early Irish American Music, Vol. 1"
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/314

CD: "The Wheels Of The World, Early Irish American Music, Vol. 2"
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/315

“The Wheels Of The World: Classics Of Irish Traditional Music” ~ musicians

Side 1
1.) Edward Mullaney & Patrick Stack
2.) Michael Coleman
3.) Patrick J. Touhey
4.) Packie Dolan & his Melody Boys
5.) Liam Walsh
6.) James Swift

Side 2
7.) Packie Dolan
8.) Tom Ennis
9.) Michael Coleman
10.) Patrick J. Touhey
11.) Michael J. Cashin & Tom Doyle
12.) James Morrison

I think this was actually originally released on the Morning Star label, which was Dan Michael Collins’s baby. Then he and Rich Nevins teamed up with the Shanachie label for the Paddy Carty LP. Rich had been doing the boutique label thing for years, with his County label, which specialized in reissues of Old Time music.

A friend of mine offered to provide much superior dubs for the CD reissues but the deal fell through unfortunately, since he’s more handy with the gramophone than Rich and Dan, frankly. What was used was made decades ago, the same source as was used on the LP. Some of the cuts on the reissue are running at too fast a speed, the audio can be thin, on at least one track (Touhey playing the Morning Star etc.) you can hear the needle skip.

If I have time I’ll scan Barry O’Neill’s liner notes.

Thanks Kevin, appreciated…