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By The Gloaming

Fourteen comments

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Released today, you’re bang up to date, Marcus, but what do you think of it ?

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I am sure this will all be filled in in the near future, but…

Is the reel playing during much of the pilgrim song a traditional tune?

I am sure I have heard the reel playing at the end of Mrs. Dwyer but I can not recall it’s name, any help?

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Good CD but not a great departure from the first one IMO. The other small irritation is calling the cd "2" lacks a bit of imagination otherwise present in every bit of the cd from the artwork to the playing. I suggest "Wanderer" as the CD title (the translation of Track 2’s title).

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@ swahl Yes it’s reel call Touch me if you Dare.

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@Julianne Thanks!

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Kenny, I liked it a lot.. despite of that my favorite style of playing is more excited than melancholic.. But the essence of this recording talks to the inner soul of the listener. I agree that the name is not the best at all.. But the graphic work is amazing!

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Thanks for the comments Marcus and "HC". I’ve mentioned before that I co-host a local community radio folk / traditional music programme, and we have St.Patrick’s Day coming up soon, so we’ll be having a programme of Irish music. I’d like to feature a track from this CD, which I’ll probably buy from iTunes - any suggestions ?

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Fáinleog

Does anyone know if the tune that starts aprox 3 mins on on Fáinleog is a traditional, and if thus, what is the name of it?

Re: Fáinleog

It’s the Holly Bush (the jig, tune #7080 on this site), transposed up to A major. Nice in that key, and a creative arrangement. It may be associated with Chris Droney. Sean Keane and Matt Molloy recorded it (in G, as it’s most commonly played) on their album Contentment is Wealth.

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The jig that underlies the middle of the song Cucanandy, played on the low strings of both (I believe) Martin’s fiddle and Caoimhin’s 5x5 (hardanger-style violin-viola), is one of several known as Padeen O’Rafferty. I knew I had heard the tune before but couldn’t recall where. I finally figured out it’s the melody of the third song in the Jig Songs track of Dervish’s album Spirit. Mr. O’Rafferty’s name suffuses the Irish lyrics, so it may be an interesting commentary on himself.

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Well this is a phenomenal album.