Live In Concert

By The Green Fields Of America

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  1. The Kerry
    Seamus Cooley’s
    Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore
    Sligo Jack
  2. Kilkelly
  3. The Maids Of Galway
    The Reel Of Rio
    The Return To Miltown
    The Hunting The Boyne
    The Return Of The Maids
  4. An Gaoth Andheas (The South Wind)
  5. Lovely Bannion
    Both Meat And Drink
    The Fiddler’s Wife
    The Ceilier
    Maudabawn Chapel
    The Hunter’s Purse
  6. Reynardine
  7. Stick To The Craythur
  8. Gan Ainm
    The Bucks Of Oranmore

Three comments

Re: Green Fields of America

Recorded Live at the International House in Philadelphia June 1988. Group founded in mid-seventies by Mick Moloney. Various musicians have come and gone from the group. In this recording-Mick Moloney;tenor banjo, mandolin, guitars, vocals. Robbie O’Connel;guitar, vocals. Jimmy Keane; accordian, vocals. Eileen Ivers; fiddles. Seamus Egan; pipes, flute, whistle, bodhran.

Re: Green Fields of America

Just recently pulled some boxes out of storage (for far too long) and lo filled with music. I put this tape on and turns out I’m a sentimental softy because the song “Kilkelly” Choked me up big time and tears were running down my beard. Dang. It’s not like I haven’t head the song numerous time in years past. Yet there I was not working. Afterwards I realized that for me at least the song did what it was probably created to do. And It worked. If you haven’t heard the song give it a listen. Try not to be cynical. Anyhow, I think its a well crafted song. Songwriter is Peter Jones.

I also like this disc, especially for the Ed Reavey memorial poem “The Plumber of the Hornpipes.” Nice reminder that the spoken word always played a big role in the tradition as well.

chris smith