Song for Ireland

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vik Iyengar
This compilation album features songs from Mary Black's previous albums. The main focus is on renditions of traditional Irish tunes, although a few recent songs such as "Ellis Island" are also included. Mary Black lets her roots show more on this album, and her Irish accent and the use of fiddle, accordion, and pipes bring an authenticity to the music. The lyrics effectively convey the simple pleasures and the hardships of growing up in small Irish towns where people often spend their whole lives. There are also songs calling for national unity "Both Sides of yhe Tweed" in addition to tributes for national heroes such as Michael Collins "The Shadow". The music certainly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vik Iyengar
This compilation album features songs from Mary Black's previous albums. The main focus is on renditions of traditional Irish tunes, although a few recent songs such as "Ellis Island" are also included. Mary Black lets her roots show more on this album, and her Irish accent and the use of fiddle, accordion, and pipes bring an authenticity to the music. The lyrics effectively convey the simple pleasures and the hardships of growing up in small Irish towns where people often spend their whole lives. There are also songs calling for national unity "Both Sides of yhe Tweed" in addition to tributes for national heroes such as Michael Collins "The Shadow". The music certainly plays to her strengths, with her passionate vocals at the front of the mix. She begins the opening song a cappella, and her voice is so captivating that you barely notice the spare accompaniment. Lovers of traditional Irish music should check this album out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/1999
  • Label: Gift Horse
  • UPC: 739341005022
  • Catalog Number: 410050
  • Sales rank: 44,683

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Loving Hannah (5:00)
  2. 2 Leaboy's Lassie (2:32)
  3. 3 Schooldays Over (2:57)
  4. 4 Men of Worth (3:59)
  5. 5 Both Sides the Tweed (4:39)
  6. 6 Colcannon - The Black Family (2:25)
  7. 7 The Shadow (3:38)
  8. 8 My Donald (2:58)
  9. 9 Ellis Island (5:21)
  10. 10 The Holy Ground (4:26)
  11. 11 Song for Ireland (4:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mary Black Primary Artist, Vocals, Bodhran
Dónal Lunny Synthesizer, Bouzouki
The Black Family Track Performer
Pat Armstrong Guitar, Background Vocals
Máire Breatnach Synthesizer
Frances Black Background Vocals
Martin Black Background Vocals
Michael Black Background Vocals
Noel Bridgeman Percussion, Accordion, Drums
Pat Crowley Synthesizer, Piano, Accordion
Garvan Gallagher Double Bass
Kevin Glackin Fiddle
Caroline LaVelle Cello
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh Vocals
Máirtín O'Connor Accordion
Eoghan O'Neill Bass
Declan Sinnott Synthesizer, Guitar, Soloist, Harmony
Mandy Murphy Harmony
Philip Begley Synthesizer
Frank Gallagher Synthesizer
Honor Hefferncur Harmony
Brendan O'Regan Bouzouki
Peter Browne Pipe
Shay Black Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Mary Black Arranger
P.J. Curtis Producer
Dan Fitzgerald Engineer
Brian Masterson Engineer
Declan Sinnott Arranger, Producer
Philip Begley Engineer
Billy Robinson Engineer
Jimmy Crowley Arranger
Phil & June Colclough Composer
Dick Colclough Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SEVEN STARS 'SONG FOR iRELAND' MARY BLACK'S GREATEST REORDING1

    MARY BLACK'S GREATEST RECORDING, ''SONG FOR IRELAND'', DESERVES AN EXTRA STAR FOR THE ARTIST AND ANOTHER STAR FOR THE MUSICIAL GROUP WHO ACCOMPANIED MARY BLACK IN THIS OUTSTANDING RECORDED MASTERPIECE! IF YOU ENJOY IRISH MUSIC, THEN, THIS RECORDING IS A 'MUST' ONE FOR YOUR COLLECTION. I OFFER MY SLAINTE' TO MARY BLACK AND TO HER PRODUCTION MEMBERS FOR THIS MEMOORABLE MUSICAL COLLECTION-A STELLAR PERFORMANCE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The collection you've been waiting for

    The music on this CD is the reason I listen to Mary Black. Just when I thought she was lost to Adult Contemporary Pop forever, along came this collection, pulled from Mary Black's older, more traditional recordings. The songs are Irish/folk, and the music is gorgeous. If you can only have one, this is it.

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