They Love Music Mightily

By Various Artists

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  1. Tom Mhick’s
    Dálaigh’s
    Julia Clifford’s
  2. The Flower of Magherally
  3. Gusty’s Frolics
    Hardiman the Fiddler
  4. John Naughton’s
    The Reel with the Birl
  5. My Charming Edward Boyle
  6. The Lost and Found
    Kimmel’s
  7. Cuimhne an Phíobaire
  8. Thiar i gConnachta
  9. Loftus Jones
  10. Bessy the Beauty of Rossinure Hill
  11. Oiche Nollag
  12. Sliabh Geal gCua na Féile
  13. The Banks of Lough Gowna

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Re: They Love Music Mightily

‘The recordings on this CD, and the accompanying photographs, were specially commissioned for a travelling exhibition entitled They Love Music Mightily: Contemporary Recordings of Irish Traditional Music. The project was jointly undertaken by the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and the Irish Traditional Music Archive.’

I recall visiting the exhibition when it was staged by the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History at Collins Barracks in Dublin back around 2001 or thereabouts and thoroughly enjoying the audio-visual displays.

The contributors to the album were all recorded by Glenn Cumiskey at ITMA, with the exception of tracks 8 and 12 which were recorded at the UF&TM, and these are the participants:

1) Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich -accordion;
2) Patricia Flynn - song;
3) Paul O’Shaughnessy - fiddle;
4) Mary MacNamara - concertina;
5) Rosie Stewart -song;
6) John Carty - banjo;
7) Seán Potts - whistle;
8) Treasa Ní Laifeartaigh - song;
9) Paul Dooley - harp;
10) Gary Hastings - flute;
11) Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin - piano;
12) Éamonn Ó Bróithe - song;
13) Ronan Browne - uilleann pipes.

All the music and song is unaccompanied.

CD released in 2000.

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