The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk

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All Music Guide - Timothy Monger
The Arc Music label's two-disc collection The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk provides a well-curated look at modern Celtic music. In a genre that has broadened to include almost anything that features a fiddle or tin whistle, there is quite a bit of material to choose from. While much of the music here can't quite be considered traditional, the collection is peppered with enough old-school folk scene veterans to balance out the more progressive fare. Tracks by traditional stalwarts like the Bothy Band, Altan, and the Dubliners appear alongside more pop-oriented acts like Lou McMahon and the Screaming Orphans. There are a few missteps that...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Timothy Monger
The Arc Music label's two-disc collection The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk provides a well-curated look at modern Celtic music. In a genre that has broadened to include almost anything that features a fiddle or tin whistle, there is quite a bit of material to choose from. While much of the music here can't quite be considered traditional, the collection is peppered with enough old-school folk scene veterans to balance out the more progressive fare. Tracks by traditional stalwarts like the Bothy Band, Altan, and the Dubliners appear alongside more pop-oriented acts like Lou McMahon and the Screaming Orphans. There are a few missteps that veer too far into the world of Celtic
ew age schmaltz, but as a whole, this is a decent introduction to both classic Irish folk music and some of genre's better contemporary artists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2014
  • Label: Arc Music
  • EAN: 5019396248427
  • Catalog Number: 2484
  • Sales rank: 141,710

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Raglan Road - Luke Kelly (4:16)
  2. 2 Morning Nightcap/The Malbay Shuffle - Lúnasa (4:56)
  3. 3 Lord Franklin - Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (3:56)
  4. 4 The Galtee/The Black Haired Lass/The Stoney Steps - Realta (3:30)
  5. 5 Plains of Kildare - Paul Brady (4:16)
  6. 6 Baba Chonraoi - Dervish (4:00)
  7. 7 The Voyage - Johnny Duhan (3:51)
  8. 8 Hornpipes: The Galway Bay/The Peacock's Feather No. 2 - Michelle Mulcahy (3:09)
  9. 9 The Island - Dolores Keane (4:55)
  10. 10 Crossroads Ceili - The Makem & Spain Brothers (2:39)
  11. 11 Green Bushes - Jane Cassidy (4:30)
  12. 12 Wide Eyed Lady - Lou McMahon (4:36)
  13. 13 Paddy Fahey's Reel - Dennis Cahill (2:21)
  14. 14 Brian Boru's March - Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla (4:42)
  15. 15 You Couldn't Have Come at a Better Time - Luka Bloom (3:57)
  16. 16 Boys from Boston - The Willis Clan (3:15)
  17. 17 Lonely Boy - The Screaming Orphans (3:32)
  18. 18 Whirl-Y-Reel No. 1 - Afro Celt Sound System (7:21)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Rhapsody na gCrann - Clannad (3:13)
  2. 2 Way Down South - The Young Folk (4:41)
  3. 3 Rayleen's Reel/The Pullet/Scotch Mary/Within a Mile of Dublin - Cherish the Ladies (5:15)
  4. 4 The Cruel Lowland Maid - Caladh Nua (3:36)
  5. 5 Hunting the Hare/Give Us a Drink of Water/Ellen O'Grady/Moll Rua - Craobh Rua (3:56)
  6. 6 Ramblin' Siuler - The Mighty Doonans (4:32)
  7. 7 Glanfaidh Mé - Kila (9:17)
  8. 8 Gleanntáin Ghlas' Ghaoth Dobhair - The Johnstons (3:01)
  9. 9 The Rocky Road To Dublin - The Dubliners (3:10)
  10. 10 The Curlew/McDermott's/Three Scones of Boxty - Altan (4:12)
  11. 11 Clohinne Winds - Niamh Parsons (4:46)
  12. 12 The Green Groves of Erin/The Flowers of Red Hill - The Bothy Band (3:23)
  13. 13 Johnny Don't Go to Ballincollig - John Spillane (2:39)
  14. 14 Lord Baker - Sinéad O'Connor (11:41)
  15. 15 Boys of Belfast/Julia Clifford's/Reg Hall's - Pete Quinn (5:50)
  16. 16 King of the Fairies - Horslips (5:04)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Altan Arranger
The Bothy Band Arranger
Kevin Burke Arranger
Cherish the Ladies Composer
Andy Irvine Arranger
Dónal Lunny Arranger, Producer
Christy Moore Arranger
Luka Bloom Arranger, Composer, Producer
Paul Brady Composer
Johnny Duhan Composer
Craobh Rua Producer
Ciaran Brennan Composer
Eamonn Carr Composer
Brian Connolly Arranger
Barry Devlin Composer
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Arranger
John Fean Composer
Charlie Lennon Composer
Jim Lockhart Composer
James McNally Composer
Charles O'Connor Composer
Sinéad O'Connor Arranger
Terry Woods Producer
Simon Emmerson Composer
Rónán Ó Snodaigh Composer
Dervish Arranger
Pol Brennan Composer
Kevin Dolan Composer
Neil Martin Arranger
Kila Arranger
Diz Heller Liner Notes, Mastering
John Spillane Composer
Jane Cassidy Arranger
Eoin Dillon Composer
Lúnasa Arranger
John O'Regan Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
The Screaming Orphans Arranger, Composer, Producer
Briege Murphy Composer
Jessica Willis Arranger, Composer
Michelle Mulcahy Arranger
The Young Folk Composer, Producer
Patrick Kavanagh Composer
Paddy Tutty Arranger
London Lasses Arranger, Producer
Pete Quinn Arranger, Producer
Diarmaid Moynihan Arranger
Paddy Fahey Composer
Karen Ryan Arranger, Producer
The Makem & Spain Brothers Arranger
The Willis Clan Engineer
Shaun Wallace Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements
Sarah Ash Cover Design, Layout
Eoin O Meachair Arranger
Cathal Ó Seargaigh Composer
Diedre Galway Arranger, Producer
Desy McCabe Arranger
Derek Morrissey Arranger
Conor Lamb Arranger, Producer
Conor Caldwell Arranger, Producer
Colm O'Caolmh Arranger
Antony Furey Composer, Lyricist
Aaron O'Hagan Arranger, Producer
Slobhan Egan Composer
Na Johnstons Arranger
Lou McMahon Composer
Lisa Butler Arranger
Joe O'Donnello Arranger, Producer
Jim Rainey Arranger
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