Bluebells are Blooming

By Bríd O’Gorman with Eoin O’Neill

Added by DavidT .
  1. The Bag Of Spuds
    The Mills Are Grinding
  2. An Seanduine Dóite
    Bluebells Are Blooming
  3. Around The Fairy Fort
    The Dances At Kinvara
  4. Tie The Ribbons
    Miss Monaghan’s
    Geoghan’s
  5. The Hills Of New Zealand
  6. An Buachaillín Bán
    Princess Nancy
  7. The Concertina
    The Shaskeen
  8. I Have A House Of My Own With A Chimney Built On The Top Of It
    Gort Na Móna
    Breathnach’s
  9. The Concert
    Kiss The Maid Behind The Barrel
  10. Byrne’s
    The Stack Of Oats
  11. Whelan’s Old Sow
    McHugh’s
  12. A View From Across The Valley
    The Doonagore

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Bluebells are Blooming

To be launched in The Queen’s Hotel Front Bar, Ennis, Saturday 3rd December 2016.

Re: Bluebells Are Blooming

Released very recently, and thanks to Custy’s in Ennis for a very efficient service in prompt delivery. This is the first solo recording by Co. Clare flute player Brid O’Gorman, very ably accompanied by Eoin O’Neill on bouzouki. The playing on it is immaculate, with a beautiful tone, and a very fine selection of tunes, Joannie Madden’s air, "The Hills Of New Zealand" being particularly outstanding, and it’s great to hear the "Concertina" hornpipe again, as well as classic favourites of mine, the "Shaskeen" and "Kiss The Maid Behind The Barrel".
I think it was Harry Bradley who once said, "there’s more spit than polish in my music". This is lovely Irish flute music, but for my tastes, just a wee bit too polished, too sedate, and not enough "spit" [ not literally, but I hope you know what I mean ].
Personal preferences aside, it’s still one of the best solo flute albums to come out in the last 10 years.

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Apologies to "DavidT" who already posted this recording 3 weeks ago. I must have missed it.
My comments and links above could maybe be added to his posting - over to you, Jeremy.

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The version of Gort na Móna played here (track 8) is similar to the 2nd setting on this tune’s page ( https://thesession.org/tunes/2087 ), in C.