The Coleman Archive Volume 1: The Living Tradition

By Various Artists

  1. Martin Wynne’s No. 1
    The Cup Of Tea
  2. Maud Miller
    The Flowers Of Red Hill
  3. Colonel Rodgers
    Happy Days Of Youth
  4. The Strayaway Child
  5. My Native Town Of Boyle
  6. Last Night’s Fun
  7. The Old Blackthorn
  8. Scatter The Mud
    Major Moran’s
  9. The Fermoy Lasses
    The Cup Of Tea
  10. Doocastle
    Boil The Breakfast Early
  11. The Ewe
  12. The Sligo Maid
    The Crooked Road To Dublin
  13. Martin Wynne’s No. 1
  14. The Boys Of Ballisodare
  15. Old Maids Of Sligo
    Primrose Lass
  16. Maid Of Sweet Gurteen
  17. Tom Ward’s Downfall
    Mullinavat
  18. Story: Johnny Giblin
  19. Pidgeon On The Gate
  20. The Green Fields Of Rossbeigh
  21. The Steampacket
  22. Bridie Morley
    Corney Is Coming
  23. Paddy Kelly’s
  24. Never Was Piping So Gay
  25. The Pullet
  26. Collooney Town
  27. The Dunmore Lasses
    The Sligo Maid
    Molloy’s Favourite
  28. An Fhuiseoigín Rua
    Miss McGuinness
  29. Story: Mick Joe Ryan
  30. The Wailing Banshee
    The Butcher’s March
  31. Kitty Down The Lane
  32. Morrison’s
    Whelan’s
  33. The Sally Gardens
  34. Newport Lass
    Jim Donoghue’s Favourite

Six comments

track / tune form(s) / musician(s) / instrument(s)

-1. ) reels: Clogs Gallagher - fiddle
-2. ) reels: Pake Dwyer - tin whistle
-3. ) reels: Mick Gorman & Ed Murphy – flute & fiddle
-4. ) jig: Joe O’Dowd - fiddle
-5. ) song: John Hannon
-6. ) reel: Christy Hannon - flute
-7. ) reel: Fred Finn - fiddle
-8. ) jig / reel: Tommy Hunt - tin whistle
-9. ) reels: Josie McDermott - flute
10. ) reels: Tom Cawley - fiddle
11. ) reel: Elizabeth Bolger - accordion
12. ) reels: Mick Regan – fiddle
13. ) reel: Martin Wynne - fiddle
14. ) slip jig: Larry Reddingan - banjo
15. ) reels: Tom McGowan - fiddle
16. ) song: Jim Murray
17. ) reels: Peter Horan - flute
18. ) story: Johnny Giblin
19. ) reel: Jim Donoghue - tin whistle
20. ) reel: Seamus O’Donnell Senior - lilt
21. ) reel: Mary Ellen Giblin - fiddle
22. ) reels: Pakie Duignan - flute
23. ) reel: Johnny Henry & Tommy Hunt – fiddle & flute
24. ) reel: Johnny Henry - fiddle
25. ) reel: Thomas Bernard Ryan – talk & flute
26. ) song: Fintan McDonagh
27. ) reels: Seamus Horan - fiddle
28. ) air / reel: Gerry Donagher - harmonica
29. ) story: Mick Joe Ryan
30. ) jigs: Fred Finn - fiddle
31. ) reel: Paddy Killoran & Eleanor Neary – fiddle & piano
32. ) jigs: Clogs Gallagher - fiddle
33. ) reel: Ellie Osbourne - lilt
34. ) jigs: Jim Donoghue - tin whistle

“The Coleman Archive Volume 1 - The Living Tradition” ! £10 ! - currently

http://www.colemanirishmusic.com/shop/product.php?id=17

The Coleman Irish Music Centre
http://www.colemanirishmusic.com/

Quoted from the site, with minor adjustments:

"This CD represents a broad cross section of recordings which exist in the music archive of the Coleman Heritage Centre, Gurteen, Co. Sligo. Fiddle playing is well represented on the CD, this being a reflection on the popularity of the instrument in south Sligo a generation ago.

This is the first of two CD in a series of archive recordings from the Coleman Heritage Centre. In this selection, we have included, along with some well-known names from the Sligo tradition, a number of musicians who many listeners will be hearing for the first time.

This is an archive album so recording quality is reduced many tracks come from old 78’ records."


Review: The Coleman Archive Volume 1: The Living Tradition
~ Geoff Wallis
http://www.mustrad.org.uk/reviews/coleman1.htm


No slick studio dial twiddlin’ and fuffin’ about ~ both of the recordings in this series, Volumes 1 & 2, are raw, rough, human, down to earth and inspirational.

I love how Josie plays the tunes in track nine singly - they’re both much improved for it.

Yes, me too… :-)