Beo: Live at Madden’s
Recorded in November 2009.
All proceeds donated to PIPS -
Public Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide and Self-harm www.pipsproject.com
Madden’s Bar has been ‘the home of traditional music in Belfast’ for lifetimes now, indeed. This recording illustrates this fact patently as well as potently. It brims with all the thrill and warmth of a live performance on home turf. (You don’t hear the punters in the background so much as sense their respectful attention). Performed by a spirited mix of talents: some international, all locals (like Dónal O’Connor who produced this CD and is in splendid form on track 7)
The four songs are powerful and the tunes are as good as you’ll get. You can even hear the footfalls of Madden’s own setdancers on the floorboards and… a great deal of laughter!
Sorry for the unusual track listing(!) There are 15 tracks in total.
I had a fight with this stupid b@$#@rd computer program and it won -of course! At least I put the ‘links’ in: I had to go over all the titles again one by one, manually, so that the link to the scores would be displayed!
- jeremy? It’s a lot of unnecessary work… I noticed it before but it’s getting worse…
Julia Delaney’s (Track 4/2) still stands witness to this trouble: the tune -and the name- are already in the data base but won’t ‘link’ spontaneously…
great recording,especially if you like belfast musicians….
in tune list, on track 10, as second tune miss fisherman’s island . and third gan ainm tune is hare’s paw.
herman’s hostel is orginally tune written by ruadhrai o’ kane, not tune in session database
As stated above this CD should have 15 tracks. The missing track is number 7, with 2 tunes played by Donal O’Connor. In order that it appears on the listing here I have added them at the end of track 6 as the edit function does not allow you to add additional tracks