The Irish Way

By Robert MacGowran

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