Yet another compilation…
CD 1 from one of many compilation recordings of the band. A lot of their “greatest hits”, although I would have preferred a few more songs from Luke Kelly, rather than Ronnie Drew - mind you, I haven’t heard CD 2 of this set, so the balance might be redressed there.
One thing I have wondered about before, and don’t know if it’s ever been mentioned here. “The Cook In The Kitchen” features uilleann pipes, presumably being played by a guest piper. Does anyone know who he / she was ?
Re: The Solid Gold Collection CD1
Possibly solved by “swisspiper” :
Re: The Solid Gold Collection CD1 - Track 6: a medley of Sporting Nell/The Boyne Hunt
Compilation of tracks from the Transatlantic years.
“The High Reel”, track #6 : starts with (possibly) “Sporting Nell” (at least when I compared McKenna’s tune with some of the versions at thesession.org/tunes/1781), and ends
with The Boyne Hunt.
The actual “High Reel” is the second tune in the medley just titled “Swallows Tail Reel” on the 2nd CD in this “Solid Gold Collection” set. Both tracks appear on the original “The Dubliners” (1964 album) (Transatlantic, and on the CD bonus track edition from Castle and/or Sanctuary labels.
There is also a great transcription of this medley (and other tunes). I have not asked permission to post them here, so I just post the link to his website.
see also: http://itsthedubliners.com/dubs_dc01_2000_tra_cd.htm#08a