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

By Various Artists

  1. Sailing Home
  2. Knocknagow
    The Fowling Piece
  3. Bryant’s Favourite
    The Birds In The Tree
  4. The Donovans
  5. The Faithful Brown Cow
  6. Bonnie Kate
    The Swallow’s Tail
    Molly Brannigan
  7. Mother Malone
  8. Stirling Castle
    Lady Mary Ramsey’s
  9. Lord Gordon’s
  10. The Tipperary Christening
  11. The Geese In The Bog
  12. Ballymore
  13. The Lasses Of Carracastle
    The Maid Of Mount Kisco
    St. Ruth’s Bush
  14. The Dacent Irish Boy
  15. The Independent
    The Star
  16. Tom Clarke’s
    The Boys Of The Lough
  17. The Maid Of Moorlough Shore
  18. Sean Bhean Bhocht
    The Dancer At The Fair
  19. The First House In Connaught
    The Green Gates
  20. The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby
  21. The Bantry Girl’s Lament
  22. The Fisherman’s Lilt
    Colonel Fraser
    New Tobacco
  23. The Tailor’s Thimble
    The Red Haired Lass
  24. The Bright Silvery Light Of The Moon
  25. The Sprig Of Shillelagh
    The Rose Tree
  26. Ask My Father
    The Mountain Lark
  27. The Bold Thady Quill
  28. Finnea Lassies
    Curran’s Castle
  29. Kitty’s Rambles
    The Merry Old Woman
    The Humours Of Ballinafad
  30. Danny Boy
  31. The Harvest Home
    The Green Mountain
  32. My Darlin’ Coleen Bawn
  33. Killarney
    Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
  34. The Lark In The Clear Air
  35. The Drunken Tailor
    The Teetotaller
  36. The Maid In The Cherry Tree
  37. Sittin’ On The Bridge Below The Town
  38. The Bank Of Ireland
    The Wind That Shakes The Barley
  39. Drowsy Maggie
    Scotch Mary
    The Floggin’
  40. I’m Leaving Tipperary

Six comments

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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