Seoda Ceoil 1 & 2

By Various Artists

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"Seoda Ceoil 1 & 2" ~ Comhaltas / Gael Linn, 2013 - CEFCD 203

http://comhaltas.ie/
http://www.gael-linn.ie/ ~ Released as part of Gael Linn’s 60th anniversary celebrations, this double CD comprises a set of recordings of genuine Irish traditional music dating from the late 1960s.Originally published on LP and tape by Gael Linn, in association with Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann, they have been unavailable for a great many years.

Seoda Ceoil 1 : The artists featured are Willie Clancy (pipes and tin-whistle), John Kelly (fiddle and concertina) and Seán Ó Conaire, sean nós singer. When first released, the album boasted that out of a total of 29 items, 25 of had not been previously recorded and that the reel of 3.75 speed tape extended to 450 ft.! The recordings include 14 reels, 7 double jigs, 2 single jigs, 2 slip jigs, 1 fling , 1 slow air, and 2 songs.

Seoda Ceoil 2 :The artists featured are Dubliners Séamus Ennis (pipes) and Seán Keane (fiddle), Connemara sean nós singer Seosamh Ó hÉanaí (Joe Heaney), and Westmeath box player John Joe Gannon whose selection of tunes provides a welcome glimpse into the musical heritage of the county. Seosamh Ó hÉanaí’s selection of songs from Connemara are a powerful testament to his reputation as one of the finest singers in the tradition. Séamus Ennis and Seán Keane are in top form in this very traditional recording.

The two CDs give us a glimpse of the pure style of traditional music as played by the masters in 1968-9. County, local, and individual styles and tunes are given pride of place. Unavailable for many years, the recordings have been digitally remastered and are now presented in CD format for the first time. (The two volumes were part of a larger project which envisaged a total of eight volumes but only these two were ever produced.)

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From this new production, the back first:

This double CD is truly a recording of historic importance. The featured artists are legendary figures in the pantheon of Irish music and most of the material featured had never been recorded before. Originally issued as two LPs in 1968 and 1969, these landmark recordings have never before been available on CD.

& on the inside:

The music of Ireland is the music of all Ireland, town and country: it is our common cultural heritage. But this does not imply any dull uniformity. On the contrary, there is a rich diversity in styles and schools of playing, as delightful as the diversity of Irish landscape and the dialects of the people.

In the ‘Seoda Ceoil’ series some of our best traditional musicians and singers present us with a colourful pattern woven from this diversity, as they play and sing the music of their own native places.

Sna taifeadtaí seo faightear tobar fíor-uisce an cheoil agus na n-amhrán. Blaisfidh tú úire agus saibhreas ár ndúchas sinseartha.

Notes: Séamus Mac Mathúna

“Seoda Ceoil 1 & 2” ~ musicians, tunes & instruments

Disc One - - - - - - - - -

Willie Clancy:
_1. ) jigs - uilleann pipes
_2. ) reels - uilleann pipes
_3. ) air - uilleann pipes
_4. ) jig - uilleann pipes
16. ) jigs - whistle
17. ) reels - whistle
18. ) slip jigs - uilleann pipes
19. ) jig - uilleann pipes

Seán Ó Conaire – voice/song
_5. ) & 15. )

John Kelly:
_6. ) reels – anglo concertina
_7. ) jig – anglo concertina
_8. ) reels – anglo concertina
_9. ) jigs - fiddle
10. ) reels - fiddle
11. ) reel - fiddle
12. ) jig - fiddle
13. ) reel - fiddle
14. ) reels - fiddle

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Disc Two - - - - - - - - -

Séamus Ennis – uilleann pipes
20/_1. ) air / hornpipe
23/_4. ) reels
28/_9. ) air / jig
32/13. ) reels
34/15. ) reels

Seán Keane - fiddle
21/_2. ) reel
26/_7. ) reels
27/_8. ) reels
31/12. ) jigs

Seosamh Ó hÉanaí – voice/song
22/_3. ) - 25/_6. ) & 29/10. )

J.J.Gannon - button accordion
24/_5. ) jigs
30/11. ) reels
33/14. ) single jigs

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