Hidden Treasures : Irish Music In Chicago

By Various Artists

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  1. Ode To The Irish
  2. Clarke’s Favorite
    The Pigeon On The Gate
  3. Micho’s
    Mikey’s
  4. The Pretty Milkmaid
    Down The Broom
    The Gatehouse Maid
  5. This Night Is Dark
  6. O’Sullivan’s March
  7. The Foxhunter’s
  8. The Cook In The Kitchen
  9. Beat The Devil
  10. Wendy O’Flaherty’s
    The Boona
  11. The Blacksmith
  12. Bruach Na Carraige Baine
  13. Thanks For The Ring
  14. Shout

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Re: Hidden Treasures : Irish Music In Chicago

Later.

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I think the phrase that’s appropriate here is "curate’s egg". Liz Carroll [ track #2 ] and Dennis Cahill [track #12 ], of course, can do no wrong, but it’s John Williams [ track #3 ] and Laurence Nugent [ track #4 ] who make this CD worth buying. In particular, Mr. Nugent on flute who steals the honours with the best versions of "Down The Broom" and "The Gatehouse Maid" I’ve ever come across.
The rest I can more or less do without, especially the songs which to me are much weaker than the instrumental tracks. Nevertheless, it does show the wide variety of Irish music, traditional and contemporary, which was being played in Chicago 17 years ago when this was released in 2000.

1 - Brendan McKinney with "The Michael Reilly Orchestra"
2 - Liz Carroll [ fiddle ], Daithi Sproule [ guitar ]
3 - John Williams [ whistle, accordion ]
4 - Laurence Nugent [ flute ]
5 - Aine Meenaghan [ song ]
6 - Joseph Sobol [ cittern ]
7 - Pat Broaders [ uilleann pipes ], Jimmy Moore [ guitar ]
8 - "Baal Tinne"
9 - Jim McCandless [ song ]
10 - Jim Dewan [ bouzouki , guitar]
11 - Maureen O’Shea [ song ]
12 - Dennis Cahill [ guitar ]
13 - "The Drovers"
14 - "The Muck Brothers"

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PS - track #3 - both are compositions by John Williams, the link to "Micho’s" is wrong. I’ll try to post both of them next week, because both deserve to be better-known.

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