Ulster’s Flowery Vale

By Various Artists

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  1. Mrs McLeod’s
  2. The Lowlands Of Holland
  3. Drops Of Brandy
  4. Red Red Rose
  5. The Maid In The Meadow
    The Battering Ram
  6. The Maid Behind The Bar
  7. Old Arboe
  8. The Mason’s Apron
  9. True Lovers’ Discourse
  10. O’Rourke’s
    The Wild Irishman
  11. Paddy’s Return
  12. Ta’ Si’ Na Codhladh
  13. The Maid Behind The Bar
  14. Dobbin’s Flowery Vale
  15. The Lark In The Morning
    The Wandering Minstrel
  16. The Lisburn Lass
  17. The Black Swan
  18. The Blackbird Of Mullaghmore
  19. The Pikeman
  20. Sailor Cut Down In His Prime
  21. Hunters’ Purse
    The Copperplate

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Re: Ulster’s Flowery Vale

The music on this album released by BBC Radio Enterprises in 1969 originally appeared in two radio programmes on the Northern Ireland Home Service, produced by David Hammond. As far as I am aware, it has never been reissued in CD format. My copy of the LP is Mono.

The musicians and singers appearing on the album all came from the six counties of Northern Ireland with the exception of Barney McKenna, who qualifies by virtue of parentage.

Here’s the list.

Seán McAloon - uilleann pipes (tracks 1, 5, 13, 15 and 21)
Tommy Gunn - fiddle (1, 5, 15, 19 and 21)
Cathal McConnell - flute (1, 5, 12, 15, 19 and 21)
David Hammond - vocals (2 and 18)
Barney McKenna - banjo (3 8 and 10)
Sarah Makem - vocals (4 and 20
Michael McCann -lilting (6 and 11)
George (more usually known as Geordie) Hanna - vocals (7 and 16)
Seán McGuire - fiddle (8, 10 and 17)
Jerry Hicks - vocals (9 and 14)

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