Up And Away

By Paul Smyth

  1. Whistler At The Wake
    Paddy Carty’s
    The Rambler
  2. The Humours Of Lissadell
    Trim The Velvet
  3. The Blackbird
    Dermot Grogan’s
  4. Down The Broom
    The Trip To Cullenstown
    The Raheen
  5. The Rocks Of Bawn
    A Fig For A Kiss
  6. Tim Maloney’s
    Richard Dwyer’s
    The Noon Lassies
  7. Skelton’s
  8. The Kilmovee
    The Lark In The Morning
  9. The Trip To Birmingham
    The Boy In The Gap
    James Byrne’s
  10. Lord Mayo
    Hammy Hamilton’s
  11. Up And Away
    Come To The Fair
  12. The Shores Of Lough Gowna
    My Darling Asleep
    The Galway Rambler
  13. The Culfadda
    The Ashplant
    Within A Mile Of Dublin

Three comments

A nice find

Wondering around in Dusty Strings in Seattle, I found a few things I hadn’t heard before (an understatement, if you’ve never been in there) including a new variety of harmonica, a beautiful Goodall triple-ought, and a few CDs. This is one of the winners. Smyth is a flute player, cousin of Sean Smyth, with a good tone and good taste in his playing. Nothing very flashy here, no Swedish mystery tunes or exotic percussion, which is a nice change these days. Just a good collection of tunes at a nice easy pace.

Ged Foley plays guitar and produced the record, and plays fiddle on a couple of tracks.

I’ve been listening to this recording for a year and never grown sick of it. While Smyth’s non-pretentious, old-fashioned flute playing is very attractive on its own, guest musicians provide a great support on each track.

I found out the "correct" titles of some of the tunes on the recording.

Track 1
Paddy Carty’s: Cornelius Curtin’s Big Balloon

Track 3
Dermot Grogan’s: The Musical Tour of Ireland
(Thanks Kenny)

Track 9
James Byrne’s: The Humours of Tullyknockbrine

Track 10
Hammy Hamilton’s: Kerfunten/ The Woodcock

Track 12
The Galway Rambler: The Castlebar Races

hi all
Where an i purchase paul symth’s album ‘up and away’