- Ten Thousand Miles Away
- The Ballad of Ó Bruadair/Out on the Ocean
- Saucy Ward
- Captain Coulston
- Get Up, Jack, John, Sit Down/Miss Thronton's
- The Flying Cloud
- Larry Maher's Big 5-Gallon Jar
- Bold McCarthy (The City of Baltimore)
- All for Me Grog/Parnell's March
- Castle Gardens (Sixty Years Ago)
- The Lowlands Low
- The River Lea
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Although this CD is not credited to a specific artist, by most listeners' standards this would be comfortably classified as a Dan Milner album. Milner sings all 13 tracks on this collection of songs associated with the Irish seafaring life, though he does get instrumental and vocal support from a rotating cast of nine other musicians, Mick Moloney being the most notable of those. While he was born in England and has spent most of his life in North America, Milner is of Irish descent, and while music wasn't usually his full-time profession, he has done several albums of Irish music since the late '90s. One of those, in fact, was the similarly titled 1997 release Irish Ballads & Songs of the Sea. This differs in focus from that previous release, as according to Milner's liner notes, it's "an album of maritime songs from Ireland and its diaspora in which most of the central characters stand uneasy next to the law." There's not much menace and danger in his delivery of the material, however, which is warm and assured. The arrangements are low-key as well, though admirably varied, incorporating mandolin, concertina, piano, guitar, whistle, banjo, accordion, flute, bouzouki, and fiddle; Milner also goes it alone for one a cappella performance, "The Flying Cloud." Aside from offering a personal history of his own experiences as an Irish-American, Milner's notes also offer detailed accounts of the sources of the songs, as well as the real-life characters whose experiences helped shape them.
Performance CreditsDan Milner Primary Artist,Vocals
Mick Moloney Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor Banjo,Guest Appearance
Brian Conway Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Gabriel Donohue Bouzouki,Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,Accordion,Guest Appearance
John Doyle Bouzouki,Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Joanie Madden Flute,Human Whistle,Guest Appearance
Susan McKeown Vocals,Guest Appearance
Robbie O'Connell Vocals,Guest Appearance
Mick Maloney Vocals
Johnson Girls Guest Appearance
Tim Collins Guest Appearance
Bob Conroy Guest Appearance
Technical CreditsMick Moloney Liner Notes,Annotation
Gabriel Donohue Engineer
Dan Milner Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Concept,Audio Production,Annotation
Patrick Joseph McCall Composer
D.A. Sonneborn Executive Producer
Daniel Sheehy Executive Producer
P.J. McCall Composer
Gina Dunlap Composer
F.R. Higgins Composer
Edward Harrigan Composer
Arthur Duff Composer
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