The 1988 classic.
Mike Scott, Steve Wickham and Anthony Thistlethwaite wrote most of the tracks on this album, Van Morrisson penned Sweet Thing, W Guthrie, This Land is your land and WB Yeats The Stolen Child.
Not trad then? Track 9 is, and I thought, the very lovely tune by Wickham: Dunford’s Fancy both warrant an entry for this album here. I dusted it recently when the snow and cold played havoc on my pipes (the water ones) and the heating system at home and l looked for something to help warm the atmosphere! That oh so ancient music hasn’t a wrinkle on it.
Perhaps someone will submit Jimmy Hickey’s Waltz?
… includes a reel, "River Road reel", composed and played by Charlie Lennon. Paradoxically, although "Fisherman’s Blues" very probably sold more than any of Charlie’s solo recordings [ and probably any other LP / CD including his compositions ], this is maybe one of his least-known, or least-played tunes. Shame, because it’s a good ‘un, - I may need to come back to posting tunes, because I would love to hear it become popular. Did he ever publish it ?