>>>Are there any male irtrad singers who are especially worthwhile?
Ayelet, I always liked Micheal O Domhnaill's singing although I found
the Bothy Band's songs a little lengthy and lugubrious in general. He
sings a few tracks on each of his two albums with Kevin Burke,
"Portland" and "Promenade", both of which are great fiddling with good
guitar accompaniment as well as a few songs. If you can beg, borrow, or
steal a copy of "Skara Brae", do so - besides Triona and Mairead Ni
Dhomhnaill, you can hear Micheal's really well-done version of "An
cailin rua". (When, oh when, will that be reissued???????)
A lot of people like Len Graham; I'm neutral about him. Although he has
not got a beautiful voice, Daithi Sproule is a sensitive singer of nice
traditional material (once you get past "Queen Jane" and "My Dearest
Dear" which always makes me run the other way) - his contributions to
the Trian albums are particularly nice.
On the sean-nos side I just heard a CD on CIC by Lillis O Laoire that I
really liked (Donegal singer). Also I have a CIC tape of Sean de hOra
(singer from Dingle area) that I like. I have to admit I'm not familiar
with Darach O Cathain who is extremely well-known.