A great album from Newfoundland that was produced by John Doyle.
Great, great album! The tune sets sparkle -- I was particularly delighted to be introduced to the two old Emile Benoit-sourced tunes on track 6 -- and Matthew Byrne’s singing is a huge addition to the band.
Since @celticagent asked about the origins of the tunes, the ones I know of:
“River of Ponds”, “Annie Annie”, and “Jim Rumbolt’s” are doubles from the Rufus Guinchard repertoire. “McBen” is also from Rufus, I believe it goes back to Esau Payne. “Hughie Wentzell’s” is a single Rufus played.
“Diane’s Happiness”, “Long Point Reel”, and “Noel’s Din” are Emile Benoit compositions. “Old Jig #4” and “Old Jig #6” are old tunes Emile knew but didn’t have names for. I believe “Gillis’ Favourite” is a Cape Breton tune that Emile played.
“The White Winged Diver” is a composition of the Dardanelles’ box player, Aaron Collis.
“Angeline The Baker” is an American old time tune converted to a single.