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From a Distant Shore: Irish and Cape Breton Traditional Music
     

From a Distant Shore: Irish and Cape Breton Traditional Music

 
This budget-priced four-disc set compiles four previously released CDs, all of them recorded live during the various traditional music festivals that are staged regularly at University College, Cork. Fiddle Sticks: Music from Donegal is a fiddle showcase that features such renowned Donegal fiddlers as

Overview

This budget-priced four-disc set compiles four previously released CDs, all of them recorded live during the various traditional music festivals that are staged regularly at University College, Cork. Fiddle Sticks: Music from Donegal is a fiddle showcase that features such renowned Donegal fiddlers as Proinsas O Maonaigh, Ciaran Tourish, and, notably, the legendary Tommy Peoples. The fiddling is excellent, but those without a deep interest in this tradition may find that the lack of any other accompanying instruments makes things a bit tedious. Across the Waters: Irish Traditional Music from England is much more varied in texture; piper Brendan Ring and flutist Niall Keegan are both breathtaking, and there are also very fine performances from banjoist John Carty and accordion player Karen Tweed. Dear Old Erin's Isle: Irish Traditional Music from America is perhaps the best of the four discs: it generally features soloists (including fiddlers Seamus Connolly and Eileen Ivers as well as the outstanding young flutist Séamus Egan), but also includes several duets and one fine trio performance. The final disc, Traditional Music from Cape Breton Island, is also excellent; the more lyrical, Scots-influenced tunes are a refreshing change, and the playing is consistently great. The piano accompaniment is poorly recorded, however, and practically inaudible throughout. Overall, this box is highly recommended to all lovers of traditional Irish and Cape Breton music.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/1999
Label:
Nimbus Records
UPC:
0710357175220
catalogNumber:
1752

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. the Boys of Malin, the Gravel Walks
  2. Stirling Castle, Miss Ramsey
  3. Farrell O'Gara, Ciaran O'Reilly
  4. Two Jigs
  5. Gusty's Frolicks
  6. The Glen Road to Carrick
  7. The King of the Pipers, Frainc A'phoill
  8. The Jug of Punch/John Stewart
  9. The Pinch of Snuff, the Wild Irishman
  10. The Lord of Mayo
  11. The Mullingar Races, the Pigeon on the Gate
  12. The Trunpike, the Shetland Fiddler, the Boys of Malin
  13. Two Mazurkas
  14. The Silver Spire, the Boys of Ballisadare
  15. Tripping Up the Stairs, the Gravel Walks
  16. The Wedding Jig
  17. The Fantastic Reel, McFarley's Reel, Miss Ramsey
  18. The Jig of Slurs, the Irish Washerwman, the Atholl Highlanders
  19. The Wise Maid, Macleod's Reel, the Boys of Malin

Disc 2

  1. Untitled, Untitled, Hand Me Down the Tackle
  2. Brendan Ring's, Paddy O'Brien's
  3. The Wounded Hussar/Slow Air/Chalrie Lennon's
  4. The Reel of Rio, Untitled, Master Crowley's
  5. Tom McElvogue's-Jig New Irish Barndance, Untitled
  6. Bunker Hill, the Spike Island Lasses
  7. Dan Breen's/Miss McLeod's
  8. Untitled, Organdie
  9. The Heathery Breeze, Finbar Dwyer's
  10. Willie Coleman's, the Connachtman's Rambles
  11. The Pigeon on the Gate, Tommy Peoples' Reel
  12. John J/Kimmell's Favourite /My Love Is in America/The ... [Clog/My Love
  13. The Harvest Home-Hornpipe the Foxhunter's Reel
  14. Colonel Frazer, Madame Bonaparte-Reels
  15. The Salamanca Reel/The Crooked Road
  16. St. Michael's Mount/
  17. Untitled, the Eavesdropper, Untitled-Jigs
  18. Waking Upin Wonderful, WR, Untitled-Jigs
  19. Untitled-Slow Air
  20. Lad O'Beirne's/The Silver Spear Reels

Disc 3

  1. The Noisy Curlew/Farewell to Erin
  2. Miss Drummond of Perth, Moneymusk-Donegal Highlands
  3. Drying Out, Crash Cars, the Lost Indian-Reels
  4. Fáinne óir Ort (The Gold Ring)-Jig, Brendan McMahon's-Reel
  5. Horse Kean's Hornpipe, the Rath Cairn Reel, the Charleston-Reel
  6. Untitled-Jig, the Wee Bag of Spuds-Reel
  7. The Derry Hornpipe
  8. An Buachaillin Ban (The Little Fair-Haired Boy) -Air
  9. The Three Sisters (Moneymusk, Drowsy Maggie, Untitled)-Reels
  10. The Kilnamona Barn Dance, Hayes' Jig, Old John Williams-Jig
  11. The Tarboulton, Dan Sullivan's, Be off-Reels
  12. Seán McGlynn's Jigs
  13. The Piper's Despair, Julia Delaney's-Reels
  14. The Humours of Whisky, Take the Bull by the Horns-Jig
  15. A Stór Mo Chroí (O Love of My Heart)-Air, New Mown Meadow, the ...
  16. That's Right Too, the Leading Role-Reels
  17. Untitled, April's Fool, Seamus Colley's-Jigs
  18. Untitled, April's Fool, , Seamus Colley's-Jigs
  19. I Had a Bonnet Trimmed With Blue/Untitled
  20. The Swaggering Jib, London Lasses-Jigs

Disc 4

  1. Pretty Marion, Dusky Meaow-Strathspeys, Creignish Hills, Tom Rae, ...
  2. Miss Crawford/Marching Air/John Pellerine's Strathspey-Strathspey/ ...
  3. Miss Ann MacNamara-Strathspey, Picnic, Brenda Stubbert's, ...
  4. Dans R's Favourite, Potland Fany, Cronin's Favourite, the Trip to ...
  5. O Teannaibh Dulth Is Togaibh Fonn-Gaelic Song Air, Donald Caeron's ...
  6. The Bonnie Lass of Headlake-Marching Air Sir Archibald Dunbar, Angus Allan
  7. Marble Hill March/Brendan Mulvihill/Strathspey, John Morris Rankin's,
  8. Tea Gardens/Mrs McGhee/Fraser's Jig/the Old Dutch Churn
  9. Master Francis Sitwell/H. Mackworth/The Cock of the North/Miss ...
  10. Irish Lasses/St. Patrick's/Jerry's Beaver Hat/The Chorus Jig
  11. Glengarry's Dirk, Rothiemurchus Rant-Strathspeys, the Braes of ...
  12. John McColl's Farewell to the Scottish Horse-March, Miss Scott, Culder'
  13. Lime Hill, Calum Breauch, King George IV-Strathspeys, Jack ...
  14. O'er the Moor Among the Heather-Air, the Laddie With the Plaiddie, ...
  15. The Duke of Fife's Welcome to Deeside-March, Miss Ann MacNamara, Dusky ...

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kevin Burke   Fiddle
Liz Carroll   Fiddle
Seamus Egan   Flute
Jerry Holland   Fiddle
Carl Mackenzie   Fiddle
Brendan Mulvihill   Fiddle
Seamus Connolly   Fiddle
Joe Shannon   uillean pipes
Eileen Ivers   Fiddle
Andy Cutting   Accordion
Tracey Dares   Piano
Dave MacIsaac   Fiddle,Guitar
Natalie MacMaster   Fiddle
Hilda Chiasson   Piano
Howie MacDonald   Fiddle,Piano
Jamie MacInnis   Pipe
Buddy MacMaster   Fiddle
Paul MacNeil   Pipe
John Morris Rankin   Fiddle,Piano
Brenda Stubbert   Fiddle
Karen Tweed   Piano,Accordion
John Williams [accordion]   Button Accordion
Julia Clifford   Fiddle
John Carty   Banjo
Lamond Gillespie   Fiddle
Brendan McGlinchey   Fiddle
Brendan Ring   Pipe
Luke Daniels   Accordion
Billy Clifford   Flute
Jimmy Keane   Piano
Siobhan O'Donnell   Flute

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