The Irish Way

By Robert MacGowran

  1. Out On The Ocean
    An D’Tiocfaidh Tú Abhaile Liom
  2. The Drunken Tinker
    The Dublin
  3. Planxty Monaghan
    Miss Kenny’s
    Olga’s
  4. Bobby Casey’s
  5. Kitty O’Heir’s
    Cailleach An Túirne
  6. An Raibh Tú Ag An GCarraig
  7. The Banks Of The Quay
    Crucaharan Cross
  8. The Pigeon On The Gate
    The Pullet
    The Ladies Pantalettes
  9. The Providence
    Sailing Into Walpole’s Marsh
  10. O’Carolan’s Welcome
    Calliope House
  11. Bean An Ti Ar Lar
    Upstairs In A Tent
  12. The Traveller
    The Longford Tinker
  13. Seán Sa Cheo
  14. The Golden Keyboard
    The Flogging
  15. The Girl Who Broke My Heart
    Buttermilk Mary

Two comments

“Robert/Robbie MacGowran: The Irish Way”

Recorded in 2013, Studio 53, Wicklow

& the other musicians/accompanists on some tracks ~
Robbie Walsh - bodhran
Eamonn Troy - guitar, bouzouki

Robbie’s 3rd ~

1st: "Tom McGonigle & Robert MacGowran: Road Map of Ireland" ~ concertina & whistle
https://thesession.org/recordings/3593

2nd: "Robert MacGowran & Ruairi Kelly: Basically" ~ whistle & guitar
https://thesession.org/recordings/4258

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You can catch a listen and donwload from CD-Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robbiemacgowran4
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& from Chiff & Fipple, one person’s appreciation:
http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=96563&start=0
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You can always share your appreciation digitally direct, Robbie/tradrocks, here & at C&F:
https://thesession.org/members/85639

The drailment on track 8: “The Pigeon On The Gate” / “The Pullet” ~*~ “The Ladies Pantalettes”

AABB = 32 bar double reel = "Pigeon-" / AB = 16 bar single reels = the 2nd & 3rd

AABBAABB-(tune change & enter the bodhran)-ABA-(fade out begins)-B-(tune change)-A-
(a moment of silence)-
(fade in)-BABAB

In conversation with Robbie, his response: "Yes track 8 is more than a bit unusual ! The story behind it is that it was the last track recorded and when we listened back to the recordings, that track had a very weird noise for a few seconds, something had gone wrong during the recording process which after much effort could not be fixed. The solution of course was to record the track again but we were out of time and the other musician was not available so I said we would just have to scrap it as it sounded terrible. Then we realised that the cd cover with the track listing etc. had already been printed as had an ad. for a local newspaper so we decided to leave the track but fade out at the problem section - so yes it is a bit weird alright ! Hope it dosen’t ruin the Album for you."
~ Robbie MacGowran - 7/2/2014