The Irish Music Anthology (40 Classic Songs, Jigs And Reels)

By Various Artists

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A "companion piece" to the epic 4-CD "Farewell To Ireland" box-set, this 2-CD set - again compiled by Ron Kavana - contains archive material from the 20s, 30s and 40s recorded in Ireland and America.

Featuring such luminaries as Michael Coleman, Ed Reavey, Paddy Killoran, Patsy Touhey, James Morrison, Delia Murphy, Leo Rowsome, The Ballinakill Ceili Band and many more, this is an inspiring reminder of where we came from and a useful opportunity to compare today’s music with that of the so-called "golden age".

And to think that it’s available for

Spoof track…

Track 38 is a p=ss-take from Kavana. Seemingly "Maurice McSweeney" never existed, and it’s a recording of some musicians from the 1980s. It’s certainly a very different sound from the rest of the recordings.

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Track # 2 - links to "Knocknagow" jig - it is the reel "Scotch Mary" : https://thesession.org/tunes/96
"The Fowling Piece" I’d say is more commonly known these days as "The Templehouse". I’ll add that as a different title so that it links.
This track is played by "The Ballinakill Ceilidh Band"

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Track #3 - John J. Kimmel [ accordion ]
Track #5 - Liam Walsh [ uilleann pipes ]
Track #6 - K. Scanlon [ fiddle ]
Track # 9 - Packie Dolan and Michael Coleman [ fiddles ]
Track #10 - Michael Coleman [ fiddle ]

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Oops…

Ignore last entries above - should be :

Track #8 - Packie Dolan & Michael Coleman [ fiddles ]
Track #9 - Michael Coleman [ fiddle ]
Track #11 - link is wrong - should be to this : https://thesession.org/tunes/5867
Track #13 - The Kincora Ceili Band
Track #15 - Leo Rowsome [ uilleann pipes ]
Track #16 - Ed Reavy [ fiddle ] "Tom Clarke’s" is usually called "The Green Fields Of Rosbeigh"
Track #18 - The Fingal Trio
Track #19 - The Moate Ceili Band
Track #21 - James Morrison [ fiddle ]
Track #22 - John McKenna & James Morrison [ flute and fiddle ]

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Track # 25 - The Flanagan Brothers
Track #26 - William Andrews [ uilleann pipes ]
Track #28 - Hugh Gillespie [ fiddle ]
Track #29 - Frank Lee’s Tara Ceili Band
Track # 31 - Neil O’Boyle [ fiddle ]
Track # 33 - John Sheridan [ piccollo ]
Track #35 - Michael Grogan & John Howard [ accordion and fiddle ]
Track #36 - Edward Mullaney & Patrick Stack [ uilleann pipes and fiddle ]
Track #38 - "Maurice McSweeney’s Stars Of Munster"
Track #39 - Patrick J. "Patsy" Tuohy [ uilleann pipes ]

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