The Irish Volunteer: Songs of Union Soldiers 1860-1965

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Although performed with the typical Celtic accompaniment -- tin whistles, bodhrans and the like -- the jigs and reels which comprise David Kincaid's solo debut, The Irish Volunteer, are anything but typical Celtic fare. Dedicated to the memory of the 160,000 Irish soldiers who fought with the Northern forces during the American Civil War, the record rescues the soldiers' long-lost traditional songs from the mists of time -- in researching the material, Kincaid found only the title cut intact with musical notation; the others were found in broadsides and lyric books with only vague allusions to their melodies, forcing the singer to painstakingly re-create the songs in the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Although performed with the typical Celtic accompaniment -- tin whistles, bodhrans and the like -- the jigs and reels which comprise David Kincaid's solo debut, The Irish Volunteer, are anything but typical Celtic fare. Dedicated to the memory of the 160,000 Irish soldiers who fought with the Northern forces during the American Civil War, the record rescues the soldiers' long-lost traditional songs from the mists of time -- in researching the material, Kincaid found only the title cut intact with musical notation; the others were found in broadsides and lyric books with only vague allusions to their melodies, forcing the singer to painstakingly re-create the songs in the spirit of their era. Kincaid's efforts were certainly worth it -- The Irish Volunteer sheds new light on the music of one of the truly defining periods of American history, restoring the Irish soldiers' songs to their rightful place in the Civil War canon.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/1998
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • UPC: 014431039522
  • Catalog Number: 10395
  • Sales rank: 2,302

Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Kincaid Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Bodhran, Vocal Harmony
Pat Kilbride Cittern
Sue Richards celtic harp
Myron Bretholz Bodhran
Seth Farber Piano
Ernie Mendillo Bass, Vocals
Jerry O'Sullivan uillean pipes, tin whistle
John Whelan Accordion
Liz Knowles Fiddle
Randy Crafton Bodhran
Anik Oulianine Cello
Paul Uniack Vocals
Frank Giordano Vocals
Technical Credits
Pat Kilbride Contributor
Toby Mountain Mastering
Ted Spencer Engineer
David Kincaid Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Traditional Composer
David Kincaid Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Here's for the Irish!!

    A great CD that has wonderful tracks relating to the Irish involvement in the Civil War. I highly reccommend!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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