On A Rock In The Middle Of The Ocean

By Various Artists

  1. Amhrán Na Scadán
  2. The Soldier’s Joy
  3. My Darling’s Asleep
    The Rambling Pitchfork
    Jackson’s Morning Brush
  4. The Garden Of Daisies
  5. Ag Siúl Chois Na Trá Domh
  6. Liverpool
  7. Seán Bán Mo Ghrá
  8. Sé Mo Chuairtse Anuas Dé Domnhaigh
  9. Tá Ríbíní Mo Mhuirnín (An Clár Bog Déil)
  10. Séan Bán Mo Ghrá
  11. An Máistir Scoile
  12. An Buachaill Deas Óg
  13. Dónall Óg
  14. Máire Bhán
  15. Is Trua Nach Bhuil Mé Thiar I NGaillimh
  16. Dónall Óg
  17. A Phaidí A Ghrá
  18. Nach Fada Mo Chosa Gan Bróga
  19. Dá MBeinn Mo Bhádóir
  20. Landléidí Na Páirte
  21. Buachaill ón Eirne
  22. An Cailín Gaelach
  23. A Phaidí A Ghrá
  24. Tiocfaidh An Samhradh
  25. (interview)
    Peigí Ní Shléibhí
  26. An Chuiscreach

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“Songs and Singers in Tory Island, Ireland”

This is a 26 track CD sold as part of a 300pp ethnographical monograph on Oileán Thoraí (Tory Island) first published in Irish by Cló Iar-Chonnachta (http://www.cic.ie/) in 2002 as: ‘Ar Chreag i Lár na Farraige’ by Lilli Ó Laoire. The book itself is ‘No.4’ in the ‘Europea: Ethnomusicologies and Modernities’ series. (The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2005)
I won’t comment here on this unique body of research. Just a brief few notes about the CD itself: It is a compilation of recordings that span at least 2 generations: 1950-1989.
The majority of tracks are ‘a capella’ songs performed by various islanders.
Tracks 2,3 and 6 are instrumentals each recorded in the live context of a dance (stamping feet clearly audible). While 4 is a Set Dance tune played on the fiddle.
Tracks 5, 22, 24 are instances of communal singing and very moving.
see also:
http://toryislandvisitorscentre.org/history/10/music.html