The Otherworld CD1

By Various Artists

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  1. Down By The Green Roadside-um
  2. Jig Learned Off The Fairies
  3. Bá Phrochlaise
  4. The Heart’s Delight
  5. The Coleman Brothers’ Strange Experience
  6. The Boys Of The Lough
    The Merry Blacksmith
  7. Cruel Willie
  8. Petticoat Loose
  9. Petticoat Loose
  10. Amhrán na Siógaí
  11. The Moving Clouds
  12. Amhrán An Frag
  13. The Banshee
  14. The Banshee
  15. Seachrán Sí
  16. Willie Leonard
  17. Port na bPúcaí
  18. Réidhchnoc Mná Duibhe
  19. Pilib Séimh Ó Fathaigh
  20. Tiúin An Phiobaire Sí
  21. Taibhse Chonaill

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Re: The Otherworld CD1

This is the first of two CDs which accompanied the book ‘The Otherworld: Music and Song from Irish Tradition’, edited by Rionach uí Ógáin and Tom Sherlock, published in 2012 by Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann (The Folklore of Ireland Council). There’s more information at but the book sadly seems to be out-of-print, though copies are available at places like The Book Depository and some Irish bookshops still have it in stock.

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Re: The Otherworld CD1

This was the first book to explore the relationship between Ireland’s traditional music and the Otherworld, a dimension existing above, beyond and below the material world, and one inhabited by all manner of supernatural creatures and the conjuring of supernatural events. The Folklore of Ireland Council has a huge library of material collected from the country’s inhabitants over the years.

The book itself is rich in photographs and stories and it’s accompanying forty tracks of archive material (songs, tunes and stories) covers twenty-three counties of the island of Ireland. The exceptions are Offaly, Derry and, despite this tune (, Longford.

The contributors on the first CD are as follows:

1) Mickey Connors; 2) Mickey Doherty; 3) Citi Seáin Ní Chuinneagáin; 4) Austin Flanagan; 5) P.J. Duffy; 6) Michael Coleman; 7) Stephen Murphy; 8) Seán Ó Catháin; 9) Darren MagAoidh; 10) Róisín Elsafty; 11) Néillidh Boyle; 12) Peadar Ó Ceannabháin; 13) Mag Doyle; 14) Micho Russell; 15) Saileog Ní Cheannabháin; 16) John Stokes; 17) Muiris Ó Dálaigh; 18) Ciarán Ó Gealbháin; Máire Ní Bheirn; and, 21) Rónán Galvin.

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