Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence of Irish Music - Disc 1

By Various Artists

  1. April The 3rd
  2. My Love Is In America
  3. A Stór Mo Chroí
  4. When First Into This Country
  5. Carolina Star
  6. Kilkelly
  7. Thousands Are Sailing
  8. The Bucks Of Oranmore
  9. Rose Connolly
  10. Lakes Of Ponchartrain
  11. The Poppy Leaf
    Maudabawn Chapel
    Hand Me Down The Tackle
  12. Sonny
  13. Grey Funnel Line
  14. Nothing But The Same Old Story
  15. The Road To Ballymac
    Andy McGann’s
    The Congress
  16. No Frontiers
  17. You Couldn’t Have Come At A Better Time

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Bringing It All Back Home Vol.1

Double CD remastered and released in 2000 from recordings for the 1991 /BBC/RTÉ/ Philip King/Dónal Lunny/Hummingbird Productions 5-part documentary film “Bringing It All Back Home.”

A truly remarkable project, looking at aspects of the history of Irish music with specific reference to how it fared when the emigrants took it abroad with them.

“Resilient, adaptable and above all enduring, Irish Music is a wave that broke on many shores. And left its mark on musical traditions. ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ is the story of that music and it’s extraordinary odyssey from kitchen to dancehall, from concert platform to international rock stadium. And back..”

There is an accompanying book by Nuala O’Connor (1991) ‘Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence of Irish Music.’

I think the CDs were also issued at some point as a 3 volume set, with slightly different selections included, which is a bit confusing.

Track Listing - Disc One

1) April The 3rd - Donal Lunny & Friends
2) My Love Is In America - Dolores Keane with Mick Hanly
3) A Stór Mo Chroí - Rita & Sara Keane
4) When First Into This Country - The Lee Valley String Band
5) Carolina Star - The Lee Valley String Band
6) Kilkelly - Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane, Robbie O’Connell
7) Thousands Are Sailing - Philip Chevron
8) The Bucks Of Oranmore - The Hughes’ Band
9) Rose Connolly - The Everly Brothers
10) Lakes of Ponchartrain - Hothouse Flowers
11) Humours Of Galway - De Dannan
12) Sonny - Emmylou Harris, Dolores Keane, Mary Black
13) Grey Funnel Line - Emmylou Harris, Dolores Keane, Mary Black
14) Nothing But The Same Old Story - Paul Brady
15) Kevin Griffin’s - Sharon Shannon, Mary Custy, Eoin O’Neill
16) No Frontiers - Mary Black
17) You Couldn’t Have Come At A Better Time - Luka Bloom

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I would like to buy a copy of each of the CD’s - Vol 1 and Vol2 How do I do that dplease reply to shelagh@micronet.co.uk

Re: Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence of Irish Music - Disc 1

Track number 15 on this CD (Kevin Griffin’s) is a set made out of three reels.
As by today’s date only two have been listed up. Could someone help identify the missing tune?

Re: Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence of Irish Music - Disc 1

Nice one!
A pity the comments box doesn’t list up the names of the tunes…

Re: Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence of Irish Music - Disc 1

Tunes on track #11 identified - I just watched the tape.

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Re: Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence of Irish Music - Disc 1

Thanks for your efforts Kenny.

I just edited Track15 to include “Kevin Griffins” as the 1st reel in this set of three.
Does anyone know it under a different name?

Re: Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence of Irish Music - Disc 1

I know that from somewhere, may even have posted it myself, but can’t think of it at the moment. I’m hearing it in my mind played on accordion, somebody like Billy McComiskey or similar, but maybe not. It’ll come to me.

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Re: Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence of Irish Music - Disc 1

Didn’t take too long indeed!
You beat the computer everytime!
🙂)
It’s amazing what you hold betwixt your ears Kenny!
Thank you!
So I rectified the name here.
We’re sorted! 🙂
Great set!

Re: Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence of Irish Music - Disc 1

Further clarification:
The reel set on track 15 sounds either sharper or lower than standard pitch on both the recording and the video.
In standard pitch, the set moves from G to D to B*;
G maj.(lyd): The road to Ballymac
D ion. / lyd.: Andy McGann’s
B aeol. / dor.: The Congress reel

*heard here as Gb/Db/Bb (or F#/C#/A# depending on the original tuning of the instruments)
Thank you again for all the help (“may even have posted it myself” -Aha!!) 🙂
What a great wee spot this platform is!