Compiled by Irish music specialist Geoff Wallis, this album is bursting with reels, jigs, polkas, flings, fiddles and flutes. Over a twenty-year career, Altan have achieved worldwide acclaim and the track featured here is a sneak preview from their 2005 album, Local Ground. Fiddler and vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh has kept them true to their Donegal roots, using the Irish-language songs she learnt as a child and the county's vibrant dance music.
The Rough Guide To Irish Music features a snapshot of the exceptional and diverse talents on the thriving Irish music scene including North Cregg, Mary McPartlan, Paul Moran & Fergal Scahill, Séamus Creagh & Aidan Coffey, Séamus Begley & Jim Murray, The Prodigals, Helen Roche and Séamus Quinn & Gary Hastings.
**** (four stars) 'Excellent... illustrates the quality of Irish music today.' Songlines
Track Listing :
02 - Dervish - An t-Úll
03 - Frankie Gavin - The Night Cap/The Frost Is All Over
04 - Maighread & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill With Dónal Lunny - Liostáil Mé Le Sáirsint
05 - The Prodigals - The Morning After
06 - Séamus Quinn & Gary Hastings - Paddy Killoran's Highland/Hannah Mhicí Mhicheáil's
07 - Paddy Keenan & Tommy OSullivan - Antara/The Twirly Haired Girl/The Mountain Road
08 - Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola - Bean Pháidín (Páidín's Wife)
09 - Ciarán ó Maonaigh & Dermot McLaughlin - Loughisle Castle
10 - Mary McPartlan - Slieve Gallion Braes
11 - Séamus Creagh & Aidan Coffey - Hughie Travers/The Cat In The Corner
12 - Paul Brady - Mary And The Soldier
13 - Matt Molloy - A Stór Mo Chroí/The Primrose Lass/Miss McGovern's Favourite
14 - Séamus Begley & Jim Murray - An Seanduine
15 - North Cregg - Polkas (Callaghan's/The Glen Cottage/Is Trua Gan Peata An Mhaoir Agam)
16 - Cran - Taimse 'n Arrears
17 - Paul Moran & Fergal Scahill - The Cúill Aodha Slide/Dan Patsy's Slide/ The Toormore Slide
18 - Lúnasa - The Walrus
19 - Helen Roche - As I Roved Out
20 - Paul McGrattan - The Lark On The Strand/The Geese In The Bog/The Eavesdropper
21 - Altan- The Humours Of Castlefin/Nia;'s Dance/An Dúidin
22 - Gerry O'Connor - Cam a;' Lochaigh (The Curve Of The Lake)
Celtic , European , Irish
Young Adult , Thirty-Something , Young At Heart
Made In EU
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