Across The Waters - Irish Traditional Music From England

By Various Artists

Fourteen comments

Gan ainm tune in track 1

The very first tune on the album is the New Rigged Ship.

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Pssst….

The Jig is really, and truly Da Full-Riggit Ship,…….. ;)

and on track 16, the Gan Ainm is realy a Quebecois Tune called Le Lys Vert (the Green Lily). I firts heard on it played by La Bottine Souriante along with the Chieftains.

The second ‘untitled’ tune in the first set is Shamrock Hill. I finally found a name for it after a long time playing and hearing it!

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Other Gan Ainms to fill in:

Track 17, the two untitled jigs on either side of the Eavesdropper are The Wandering Minstrel and Bill Collins’s Jig, also known as Dan Collins’s Father’s Jig.

Track 4, I think the second reel is a version of The Flower of the Flock.

I think the last tune in track 5 is a setting of The Navvy on the Line… I don’t have the list of who plays which sets but I’d put fair money on that being Niall Keegan, so it’s probably his own ‘special’ setting, god love him! 🙂

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"Across The Waters: Irish Traditional Music From England" ~ the musicians

Also one in a set of four CDs in the set "From a Distant Shore"

1. ) reels: Siobhan O’Donnell, flute, Karen Tweed, piano accordian, Andy Cutting, button accordian

2. ) reels: Brendan Ring, pipes, Niall Keegan, flute

3. ) air / reel: Luke Daniels, button accordion

4. ) reels: Brian Rooney, fiddle

5. ) jig / barndance / reel: Niall Keegan, flute

6. ) reels: Brendan McGlinchey, fiddle, Luke Daniels, button accordion

7. ) reels: Brendan Ring, pipes

8. ) ~ Karen Tweed, piano accordion, Andy Cutting, button accordion

9. ) reels: John Carty, banjo

10.) jigs: Andy Cutting & Luke Daniels, button accordions, Niall Keegan, Tom McElvogue & Siobhan O’Donnell, flutes, Brendan McGlinchey, fiddle, Brendan Ring, pipes, Karen Tweed, piano accordion

11.) reels: Luke Daniels, button accordion

12.) clog / reels: Niall Keegan, flute

13.) hornpipe / reel: Brendan Ring, pipes

14.) reels: Brendan Ring, pipes, Niall Keegan, flute

15.) reels: Paul Gallagher, flute, Brendan Mulkere, fiddle, Brian Rooney, fiddle

16.) reels: Andy Cutting, button accordion

17.) jigs: Siobhan O’Donnell, flute, Luke Daniels, button accordion, Tom McElvogue, flute

18.) jigs: Karen Tweed, piano accordion, Andy Cutting, button accordion

19.) air: Brendan Mulkere, fiddle

20.) reels: All (with Patrick O’Dea)

Tracks 1-10 recorded at the Triskell Gallery,
tracks 11-20 recorded at the Aula Maxima, U.C.C.
on 25th & 26th February 1994.
Recorded by Robin Broadbank

CD #2 of 4: "Across The Waters: Irish Traditional Music From England"

Nimbus Records NI 5415 ~ the individual recording

The 4 CD Set, Nimbus Records NI 1752:
"From a Distant Shore:
Irish Tranditional Music from Donegal, England, America & Cape Breton Island"
Recorded live at the Cork University Traditional Music Festivals

The 4 CD Set: "From a Distant Shore:
Irish Tranditional Music from Donegal, England, America & Cape Breton Island"
Recorded live at the Cork University Traditional Music Festivals
Nimbus Records NI 1752

1.) "Fiddle Sticks: Irish Traditional Music From Donegal" (NI 5320, 1991)
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/202

2.) this recording…

3.) "Dear Old Erin’s Isle: Irish Traditional Music from America" (NI 5350, 1992)
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/676

4.) "Traditional Music from Cape Breton Island" (NI 5383, 1993)
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1080

"Across the Waters: Irish Traditional Music from England" 😏

Of the four disks in this set, this is the only one I keep thinking I need to give away to someone who might enjoy it, because, on the whole, it doesn’t do my ears any good at all. I find it mostly sloppy and I’ve recorded impromptu sessions that handled the music and choices better. Then there are a few tracks I do enjoy, the box playing of Luke Daniels, a couple of solo tracks of fiddle and one of tenor banjo, nice. However that is less than a quarter of what the CD is made up of. There’s some pretty dire playing here and when doing it ensemble, it is rushed and not agreeable…

Unlike this CD, which I’ve only rarely listened to straight through from beginning to end, my wife never, the other three CDs of the set do get regular play, our favourites being #1: "Fiddle Sticks" & #4: "Traditional Music from Cape Breton Island"…

~ and despite apprehensions, and with only a few reservations, we really like disk #3: "Dear Old Erin’s Isle: Irish Traditional Music from America", a nice balance of offerings including new and old…

Updated….

I’ve updated some of the titles using the information provided in the comments above.

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