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Artist

Album Title

Song Title




Altan - Altan Collection 1986-95

CD: $13.42
Tape: $9.18

01. Pretty Peg
02.
Andy De Jarlis
03.
Ceol a'phiobaire
04.
The Wedding Jig
05.
Donal agus morag
06.
Tommy Bhetty's Waltz
07.
Fermanagh Highland
08.
An feochan
  09. Mazurka
10.
The Cat That Ate The Candle
11.
Brid og ni mhaille
12.
Harvest Storm
13.
Citi na gcumann
14.
Tommy Peoples'
15.
Dobbin's Flowery Vale

4 Stars - Excellent - "...Their playing skills are legendary, but what makes them tick is the balance between the flailing fiddles and the sorrowful, stately ballads..."- New Musical Express (7/15/95, p.49) - 8 (out of 10)

"...Altan never tried hard to be cool, no new agey synths or gimmicks, but still turned heads. If you like blazing trad., then hear THE FIRST TEN YEARS....[a] breathtaking summation of their first five albums....artistically and emotionally sharp..."
-Q Magazine 8/95, p.136

 

Capercaillie - Delirium


CD: $14.49
Tape: $10.49

01. Rann Na Mona
02.
Waiting For The Wheel To Turn
03.
Aodann Srath Bhain
04.
Cape Breton Song
05.
You Will Rise Again
06.
Kenny MacDonald's Jigs
07.
Dean Saor An Spiorad
  08. Coisich, a Ruin
09.
Dr. MacPhail's Reel
10.
Heart Of The Highland
11.
Breisleach
12.
Islay Ranter's Reels
13.
Servant To The Slave

"Capercaillie is a good place for rock fans to begin diving into neo-trad-Celtic. The production is "heavy," the performances "electric," but not without a good bit of Emerald Isle charm."

-Green Linet

 

The Black Family - The Black Family

CD: $12.99
Tape: $9.49

01. The Broom And The Cowdenknows
02.
Colcannon
03.
The Motorway Song
04.
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
05.
Donkey Riding
06. Will Ye Gang, Love
  07. The Bramble And The Rose
08. The Ploughboy Lads
09. The Warlike Lads Of Russia
10. Dark And Roving Eye
11. James Connolly
12. Wheel Of The Perambulator

"Mary (formerly of De Dannan and now a solo AC artist), Frances (also of Arcady), Shay, Martin and Michael Black sing with the harmonious gusto of a flock of angels."

-Dara

 

June Tabor - Angel Tiger

CD: $11.49

01. Hard Love
02.
Joseph Cross
03.
Sudden Waves
04.
Rumours Of War
05.
All Our Trades Are Gone
06.
Happed In Mist
  07. The Doctor Calls
08.
Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
09.
All This Useless Beauty
10.
10,000 Miles
11.
Blind Step Away
12.
Elephant

"Spare and classically-based arrangements grace this superbly sung collection, one that helped establish Tabor as one of the most artistically sophisticated of all contemporary Celtic music stars."

-Green Linet

 

Solas - Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers

CD: $14.49
Tape: $9.49

01. The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Song)
02.
The Big Reel Of Ballynacally/The High Hill/Flash Away The Pressing Gang (Reels)
03.
Aililiu Na Gamhna (Song)
04.
Tom Busby's/James O'Byrne's/The Four Posts Of The Bed (Jigs)
05.
Paddy Taylors/McFadden's Handsome Daughter/The Narrowback/Franks Reel/Esther's Reel (Reels)
06. The Unquiet Grave (Song)
07. The Maid On The Shore (Song)
  08. Song Of The Kelpie (Air)
09. Mom's Jig/Bill Nicholson's 67th (Jigs)
10. The Primrose Lass/Molly From Longford/The Four Kisses (Reels)
11. Vanished Like The Snow (Song)
12. The Kilnamona Barndance/Give The Girl Her Fourpence/My Maryanne (Barndance, Reels)
13. Adieu Lovely Nancy (Song)

"Brilliant instrumentalist Seamus Egan leads a super group of Irish talent that also includes sweet-voiced singer Karan Casey and fleet-fingered guitarist John Doyle in a musical tour de force of Erin's sparkling green hills."

-Shanachie

 

Boys of the Lough - Midwinter Night's Dream

CD: $12.99
Tape: $9.49

01. Da Cold Nights O' Winter/Da Blue Yow/Da Spirit O'Whiskey
02.
That Night In Bethlehem
03.
A Midwinter Waltz
04.
The Greenland Man's Tune/Da Forfit O'Da Ship/Green Grow Da Rashes
05.
The Christ Child's Lullaby
06. Wren Polka No 1/Wren Polka No 2/The Wren Chase/The Wren's Escape
07. The Wexford Carol
  08. Da Field O'Foula/Garster's Dream/Da Brig
09. Da Trowie Burn
10. The Hare's Lament
11. Da Day Dawn/The Papa Stour Sword Dance/The Cross Reel
12. Sankt Staffan Han Rider/Christmas Day In The Morning/Trettondagsmarschen
13. The Mummer's Jig/Christmas Eve
14. The Dying Year

With members from England, Ireland and Scotland, this folk revival group led by Shetland fiddler Aly Bain is integral to any new Celtic collection.

-Blix Street

 

Connie Dover - The Wishing Well

CD: $11.99
Tape: $8.49

01. In Aimsir An Fheir (At Hay Cutting Time)
02.
Laddie, Lie Near Me
03.
Hugh The Graeme
04.
Siuil A Ruin
05.
Weston
06. Where Shall I Go? (A Cowboy's Hard Times)
  07. Ubi Caritas
08. Willie Of Winsbury
09. The Colorado Trail
10. The Wishing Well
11. Summer Before The War

"Not quite Irish, not quite traditional, Dover's voice flickers through these lovely ballads like the delicate flames of a mellow fire. Astonishingly pretty, even if a few of these songs do have deep roots in American folk."

-Taylor Park Music

Iarla O'Lionaird - Seven Steps to Mercy

CD: $14.95

01. Seacht (Seven)
02.
Aililiu Na Gamhna (Calling Home The Calves)
03.
Caoineadh Na dTri Mhuire (Lament At Calvary)
04.
Abha (River)
05.
Aoibhinn Cronan (The Humming Of The Bees)
  06. Loch Lein
07. Cuir A Choladh An Seanduine (The Old Man Rocking The Cradle)
08. An Buachaill Caol Dubh (The Dark Slender Boy)
09. Bean Dubh An Ghleanna (The Dark Woman Of The Glen)
10. Aisling Gheal (Bright Vision)

"In stunning, slightly wavering Gaelic, Lionáird sings solitary, sparsely arranged drones that sound like they're directed at the heavens, beckoning the spirits. Produced by Michael Brook."

-RealWorld/Caroline

 

Cherish the Ladies - The Backdoor


CD: $14.49
Tape: $10.49

01. Character's Polka/The Warlock/The Volunteer/The Donegal Traveler
02.
The Back Door
03.
Redican's/Sean Ryan's/Take The Bull By The Horns
04.
The Dance: Galway Hornpipe/Dessie O'Connor's/The Moher Reel
05.
Coal Quay Market/Happy Days/Rabbit In The Field
06. Maire Mhor
07. If Ever You Were Mine
  08. Paddy O'Brien's/Toss The Feathers/Jenny Dang The Weaver
09. My Own Native Land
10. Pepin Arsenault/The Shepherd's Daughter/A Punch In The Dark
11. Three Weeks We Were Wed
12. Jessica's Polka/Tear The Calico/I Have No Money
13. Carrigdhoun
14. Redican's Mother/Humours Of Westport/The Morning Dew/The Glass Of Beer/Youghal Harbor

"...a broad sample of Irish music....radiant..."
Option 11-12/92, p.105

 

The Tannahill Weavers - Capernaum

CD: $14.49

01. The Blackbird Set/Blackley Of Hillsdale/The...
02.
Capernaum
03.
The Plooboy Laddies/John Murray Of Lochee
04.
The Unicorn Set/the Unicorn/Trip To Pakistan...
05.
The Braes o'Balquhidder
06.
The Hieland Sodger
07.
The Carls o'Dysart
  08. The Log Splitter Set/Caradale Bay/The Log...
09.
The Sound Of Taransay
10.
The Brewer Laddie/Cathkin Braes
11.
The Bergen
12.
Gray Bob's Set/Gray Bob/Cutty's Wedding/Loch...
13.
Captain Ward/The Streaker
14.
Hame

"...Gullane's rich and craggy voice is improving with age....the Tannahill Weavers' best album in years..."
-Dirty Linen 12/94-1/95, p.62

 

Martain Hayes and Dennis Cahill - Lonesome Touch

CD: $14.49
Tape: $10.49

01. Paddy Fahy's Reel
02.
The Kerfunken Jig
03.
Paul Ha'penny/The Garden Of Butterflies/The...
04.
John Naughton's Reel/Another Paddy Fahy Reel
05.
The Cat In The Corner/John Naughton's Jig
06. The Old Bush/The Reel With The Burl
  07. The Lament For Limerick
08. My Love Is In America
09. Tell Her I Am/Gallagher's Frolics
10. Rolling In The Barrel/The Morning Dew
11. The Bucks Of Oranmore/Eileen Curran/Jimmy On...
12. Peggy's Waltz

"A light, lively, unusually eloquent fiddler, one of Ireland¹s best, who plays with an uncharacteristically deft and delicate style, accompanied by the equally talented Cahill on guitar."

-Green Linnet

 

Déanta - Whisper of a Secret

CD: $14.49
Tape: $10.49

01. Two Days To Go
02.
Willie And Mary
03.
The Usual Suspects
04.
Paddy And The Bandit
05.
Lone Shanakyle
06. Waltz Of The White Lilies
  07. At The Crossroads
08. The Blacksmith
09. Cogair Ruin
10. The Druid's Mountain
11. Where Are You
12. Scarta Glen Road

"Traditional and original material merge with traditional and original instrumentation to make this a beautiful Celtic experience and a promising debut."

-Green Linnet

De Dannan - Hiberian Rhapsady

CD: $14.49
Tape: $9.49

01. Noel Hill's
02.
Donegal Reels
03.
Captain Jack
04.
Humours Of Lissadel & Jenny Picking Cockles
05.
The Garden Valley
06. Lark On The Strand
07. Erin Ni Neosainn Ce Hi
08. Hibernian Rhapsody
  09. The Rose And The Briar
10. George Ross Horn Pipes
11. The Mountains Of Pommeroy
12. Sean McGuire's
13. The Irish Girl
14. The Girl That Broke My Heart
15. Danny Boy

"Alec Finn and Frankie Gavin head up this legendary ensemble, with a rotating cast of talent that has, since the mid-'70s, produced rousing and reverent traditional music, as well as a number of spin-off stars."

-Shanachie

 

Alec Finn - Blue Shamrock

CD: $14.49

01. Down By The Sally Gardens
02.
Micky Finn's Air
03.
The Mountains Of Pomeroy
04.
The Lakes Of Coolfinn
05.
Sean O Duibhir An Ghleanna
  06. The Water Is Wide
07. Eamon An Chnuic
08. The Dark Island
09. Slan Le Maighe
10. The Wests Awake

"Lovely instrumental airs by Finn, one part traditional, three parts blissed-out New Age provide a much needed break from the frantic jigs and reels you'll likely hear on your Celtic audio journey."

-Celtic Heartbeat

 

Seamus Egan - When Juniper Sleeps

CD: $14.49
Tape: $9.49

01. The Winding Hills
02.
Weep Not For The Memories
03.
Masons Apron/My Love Is In America
04.
The Lark
05.
Mick O'Connor's
06.
Along The Way
07.
When Juniper Sleeps
  08. Faubert's Lilt
09.
Farewell To Glasgow
10.
To An Old Rose
11.
When Last We Met
12.
The Czar Of Munster
13.
Lullaby

4 Stars - Excellent - "...sure to...secure his name among the new generation of Irish traditional musicians playing the world stage....Egan's material has a beautiful, cinematic quality..."
-Q Magazine 9/96, p.112

 

Leahy - Leahy

CD: $13.49
Tape: $9.49

01. B Minor
02.
Cape Breton Medley
03.
McBrides
04.
The French
05.
The Call To Dance
  06. Alabama
07. Don Messer Medley
08. Czardas
09. Colm Quigley
10. The Coulin

"A blast of electric dance grooves from the Celtic scene's most galvanic and fastest rising performers."

-Narada

Andy M. Stewart - Donegal Rain

CD: $14.49
Tape: $10.49

01. Ramblin' Irishman
02.
Matt Hyland
03.
Gallant Murray (Gathering Of Athole) / The White Rose
04.
Queen Amangst The Heather
05.
Tibbie Fowler O' The Glen
06. Reckless Affection
  07. The Irish Stranger
08. Mary And The Hielan' Sodger
09. The Banks Of Sweet Dundee
10. When You Took Your Love (From Me)
11. Donegal Rain

"The inimitable, always reliable Stewart excels on this brand new collection of conventional, traditionally arranged Irish folk songs."

-Green Linnet

 

Battlefield Band - Across the Borders

CD: $13.49

01. Miss Sarah MacManus/The Appropriate Dipstick/Cape Breton Fiddlers' Welcome To Shetland
02.
Tramps & Hawkers
03.
Snow On The Hills/Xesus & Felisa
04.
The Concert Reel/The Green Mountain
05.
The Arran Convict
06. My Home Town/Kalabakan
07. Tuireadh Iain Ruaidh
08. The Trimdon Grange Explosion
  09. Simon Thoumire's Jig/Shake A Leg/Ril Gan Anim
10. Miss Kate Rusby
11. The Green And The Blue
12. Donnie MacGregor/The Clumsy Lover
13. Woe Be Gone/Bubba's Reel/Frank's Reel
14. Six Days On The Road
15. In And Out The Harbor/The Top Tier/Sleepy Maggie/Molly Rankin

"Recorded in 1996 in Edinburgh, this features the traditional-minded BB at the folkish, heartwarming best."

-Temple Records

 

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