Various Artists - Irish Traditional Music

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This is a compilation album featuring 25 tracks taken from three albums produced and recorded by Robin Morton during the 1970s, and originally released on Topic Records*. These albums were:

  • Drops of Brandy (1970)
    Sean McAloon (uilleann pipes) and John Rea (hammer dulcimer)
    *(first released on Mercier 1970, before Topic release in 1976)

  • Music from Co. Leitrim (1978)
    Packie Duignan (flute) and Seamus Horan (fiddle)

  • Traditional Music on the Hammer Dulcimer (1977)
    John Rea

Slowly but surely, Topic let the albums slip from their lists and the masters have been back on the Temple shelves for years. The music should be heard, so we have produced this compilation album. Some of the musicians are unfortunately no longer with us, but their music lives on. Their testimony carrying the past into the future.

"This is too good a record to pass by"

Track list:
1. Sean McAloon: The Mountain Lark / The Crooked Road to Dublin 2. Sean McAloon & John Rea: / The Maid in the Meadow / The Castlebar Races / Trip to the Cottage 3. Seamus Horan: Sean Ryan's Hornpipe (The Homeruler) / The New Found Out Reel 4. John Rea: Whistle O'er the Lave o'it / The Braes of Tulimet / Scudding through the Whins 5. Sean McAloon: An Buachaill Caol Dubh (The Dark Slender Boy) / Drops of Brandy 6. John Rea: The Ladies of France / Jackson's Trip to Aughrim / Jackson's Return from Dover 7. Packie Duignan: The House on the Hill 8. Packie Duignan & Seamus Horan: The Trip to Athlone / The Hag with the Money / The Castlebar Jig 9. Sean McAloon & John Rea: Tim the Turncoat / The Quarrelsome Piper 10. John Rea: The Three Sea Captains 11. John Rea: The Belfast Hornpipe / The Rights of Man 12. Sean McAloon: Blind Mary 13. Sean McAloon: Moloney's Jig / Paddy O'Brien's Jig 14. John Rea: The Plains of Boyle / Jackson's Slippers 15. Packie Duignan: The Duke of Leinster 16. Seamus Horan: The Geese in the Bog / Your Jig 17. Sean McAloon: Alexandria's Hornpipe / Higgen's Hornpipe 18. John Rea: Roaring Mary / Tim Moloney 19. John Rea: St Patrick's Day / Duncan Davidson 20. Packie Duignan: Devero the Dancer / Connie the Sailor 21. Seamus Horan: Dinny Ryan's Reel 22. John Rea: The Mountain Hornpipe / The Kingston Hornpipe 23. Packie Duignan & Seamus Horan: Bridie Morley / Duignan's Favourite 24. John Rea: Kitty's Fancy / Lady Anne Hope 25. Packie Duignan & Seamus Horan: The Shores of Lough Gowna / The Rose and the Heather

Artists on this release: 
Sean McAloon (uillean pipes)
John Rea (hammer dulcimer)
Packie Duignan (flute)
Seamus Horan (fiddle)
Sean Wynne (whistle)
Robin Morton (bodhran)

Further Information:  
Label: Temple Records 
Released: 2000
See text above for details of source recordings

Produced by Robin Morton

Temple Records Catalogue Number:    
CD - COMD 2079
Download - DD 2079

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