Not Before Time​.​.​.​39 Years in the Making

By Páraic Mac Donnchadha

  1. Reel Of Rio
    McFadden’s
    Pigtown
    Coleman’s Cross
  2. Paddy Kelly’s
    Tommy Coen’s
  3. Glen Of Aherlow
    Killarney Boys Of Pleasure
  4. Galway
    Richard Dwyer’s
    John Brennan’s
  5. The Galtee
    The Meadow
    Johnny McIljohn’s
  6. Bonaparte Crossing The Rhine
    Brendan McMahon’s
  7. Mick O’Connor’s
    George White’s Favourite
  8. Pigeon On The Gate
    First Day Of Spring
  9. Carriage Na Siúire
  10. Sliabh An Óir
    Ard Aoibhinn
  11. Paddy Fahey’s
    Paddy Kelly’s
  12. The Dingle
    Matt Peoples’
    Jackie Coleman’s
  13. Paddy Mills’
    Paddy Mills’ Fancy
    Martin Ansboro’s
  14. Ms McGuinness
    Kitty Gone A Milking
    Gilbert Clancy’s
  15. The Girl Who Broke My Heart
    Touch Me If You Dare
  16. Molly Maguire’s
    Sporting Paddy
    The Tempest
    The Green Mountain
  17. The Wild Swans At Coole
    Paddy Fahey’s No. 1
  18. Mary McMahon’s
    Farrel O’Gara
    Green Groves Of Erin

Ten comments

Re: Not Before Time​.​.​.​39 Years in the Making

I had thought to buy this, but there are a couple of questions. First off, Paraic’s website says "release 10th Dec. 2018". Also, they seem to want to charge £21.87 to post to the UK. I think I’ll let this one go.

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Re: Not Before Time​.​.​.​39 Years in the Making

Hi Kenny,

Thank you for checking out the CD and I’m sorry that the result thus far was a negative for you. Two things to note, however: one, the date system they use is Month/Date/Year so in fact, the release date was 12th October, this year. Two, I agree that the quoted price for shipping is extortionate and in fact, not the arrangement that I’d understood to be in place. There IS alright a steep 23% VAT on the base price plus a modest Shipping fee but… that’s still a long way from what you’re being quoted! Yours is the third example of this mix-up that I’ve come across… I’ve committed to get to the bottom of it and will revert. Don’t give up just yet… it’d be a shame for you to miss out (Ha!) Seriously… hang in!
Kind regards - Páraic

Re: Not Before Time​.​.​.​39 Years in the Making

Hi Paraic - thanks for the reply. I didn’t make a mistake with the date. The website says literally "releases 10th December 2018". If that’s not the case, then that needs to be changed.
I sent a "digipak" CD to Ireland yesterday for less than £3. CDs in "jewel-cases" are under £4. I’d be surprised to have to pay much more than that for a CD coming from Ireland to Scotland.
Once you get the P&P costs sorted, please let us know.
All the best, Kenny

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Re: Not Before Time​.​.​.​39 Years in the Making

Wonderful cd and playing!! One of my favourite cds ever,cant stop to listening to it.A must have!!what a good choice of tunes and perfect pace

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Re: Not Before Time​.​.​.​39 Years in the Making

This is a terrific CD, with lots of tracks, so you get a great value for the dollar as well. Wonderful "live" feel throughout and the playing is infectious and inventive.

Highly recommended.

I got a digital download via Bandcamp, so I didn’t have to pay postage to the U.S.

Re: Not Before Time​.​.​.​39 Years in the Making

Just updated the tune link for Track 2 "Tommy Coen’s". It was linked to Christmas Eve before, but I’m pretty sure it’s actually Cottage in the Grove.

Re: Not Before Time​.​.​.​39 Years in the Making

I just updated the link in track 12 so that points to the correct Matt Peoples’

Re: Not Before Time​.​.​.​39 Years in the Making

This is my favourite banjo album of all time, if not my favourite trad album of all time. I have listened to it more times than I can count. The variations are so subtle and every time I listen I hear something new. This album has made me a better banjo player and a better listener! I encourage all banjo players to get this album asap! Banjo genius.