Pipes: Tomas O Canainn
Fiddle: Matt Cranitch
Whistle: Reamonn O’Se
The Mercier Press Limited Cork 1969
"A generous wind indeed, bringing the distant sound of music!
This record gives a broad view of Irish traditional music. In the first place, the range of sources is wide - from Donegal and Derry in the North to Cork and Kerry in the South. As well as this, the variety in the music itself is unusual, combining instrumental treatment of some of the great airs and dance tunes with traditional songs.
But any selection from the great store of Irish traditional music must not be influenced by one’s own background and sympathy with the tradition. This collection is no exception.
NA FILI here provide a selection unashamedly biased towards the playing of fine airs, a much neglected part of the traditional musician’s repertoire and hope that other musicians find it of use to them. NA FILI freely acknowledge their debt to all those fine tradiotional musicians they have played with in Ireland and abroad and offer this collection to them in memory of many hours of pleasure"
"But any selection from the great store of Irish traditional music must not be influenced by one’s own background and sympathy with the tradition."
I’m trying hard to wrap my head around that one!