VA – Classic Celtic Music from Smithsonian Folkways (2013)

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Few genres carry such a rich and deep history as Celtic music, which reflects centuries of culture of Ireland and the British Isles, as well as their North American inheritors. Music historian, musician, and folklorist Richard Carlin delves into this diverse world of traditional music, compiling a wide spectrum of 23 tracks that contrast the better-known early recordings with some of the best contemporary interpreters. Styles ranging from Sligo fiddle tunes to sean nós singing are represented in this enjoyable introduction to the Celtic music riches of the Smithsonian Folkways archives.


1. Love at the Endings/John McGrath’s Reel
2. As I Roved Out
3. Border Spirit – Billy Pigg
4. Early in the Spring – Margaret Dirrane ‘Twas Early
5. De’il Among the Tailors
6. The Rocks of Bawn
7. Whiskey Island Polka – Pat O’Malley/Frank Keating
8. D-Tigeas O Deabhasa [Children’s Game Song] – Sorcha N¡ Ghuairim
9. Trip O’Er the Mountain – Willie Clancy
10. The – Michael Gorman Strayaway Child/the Lark in the Morning
11. The Queen of May
12. The Bonny Bunch of Roses
13. The Galway Rambler
14. The – Denis Murphy Mountain Road
15. Bushes and Briars
16. Tifty’s Anne
17. The – Willie Taylor Pearl Wedding/Nancy Taylor’s Reel
18. Derry Hornpipe – Joe Shannon/Johnny McGreevy (previously unreleased)
19. With My Pit Boots On – Louis Killen
20. The – Harry Cox Young Sailor Cut Down in His Prime
21. Bonnie Kate/Jenny’s Chickens – Jean Carignan
22. Glenlogie
23. Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 – Pat Mangan/Brian Conway Martin’s Wynne’s

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