It\’s a Hard Road to Travel
Classy tunes, classy playing. I love Andy McGann’s fiddling.What more can I say?
Track 3 ~ a change of tunes
The LP release in 1977 had the following two tunes in a set for track 3:
"The Gaelic League March" / Katherine Brennen’s Favorite Hornpipe"
"Andy McGann and Paul Brady"
Shanachie LP 29009, 1977
"Andy McGann and Paul Brady: It’s A Hard Road to Travel"
Shanachie CD 34011, 1995
All tracks between these two releases are the same except for #3…
thanks,ceolachan - my recording is of course the cd album.
ta for the extra info.
Track 3 of LP 29009
Hmm, I have the LP from 1977 and track 3, side 1 is the same as the CD (The Gold Ring/Carmen’s Amber). I can’t believe there were two releases with the same ID number!
I agree with Claudio. Don’t recall the 2 tunes you mentioned being on that recording at all, "ceolachan". They are certainly not on the 1977 LP that I have.
The Gaelic League March is also not on the LP from 1977 in my possession atm. But it is mentioned in the liner notes, and notated there too… Very Inkteresting.
Track 10a called "Reavy’s" is actually Maudabawn Chapel - the link here goes to a different reel.
Really like the Bonnie Kate on this CD
Bit of confusion here I think - what is listed as tracks 2a and 2b are in fact the reel "Drag her round the road", which McGann called "Andy McGann’s #42 Bunratty reel"
……… and track 12b is actually College Groves
which is also called the Millstone. The link here on the Details page goes to another tune.
Re: It’s A Hard Road To Travel
This is probably the best irish fiddle recording ever.