Irish Volunteer: Songs of Union Soldiers 1860-1965

Irish Volunteer: Songs of Union Soldiers 1860-1965

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by David Kincaid
     
 

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 theSee more details below

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/1998
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431039522
catalogNumber:
10395

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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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