I'm a little late posting this month, because I'm just back from the Fleadh.
The Donal Lunny album came in when I was away, and I haven't had time to
listen to it yet.
NEW RELEASES, IRISH AND RELATED MUSIC
Not a lot of new releases this month; August is always quiet after the
flurry of releases at the Willie Clancy week.
CLADDAGH’S CHOICE Vols 1&2. Various artists. CC40/65CD. CLADDAGH’S CHOICE
was a very successful sampler from the Claddagh catalogue. It featured The
Chieftains, Seamus Ennis (uilleann pipes), Len Graham (song), Maire Aine Ni
Dhonnchadha (song), Sean Keane (fiddle), Sean O Riada (harpsichord), Dolly
MacMahon (song), Leo Rowsome (uilleann pipes), Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford
(fiddles) and many more from Claddagh’s back catalogue. It’s now available
as one of a 2CD set. The second disc features tracks from Ronan Browne and
Peadar O’Loughlin (uilleann pipes and fiddle), Vincent Campbell (fiddle),
Robbie Hannan (uilleann pipes), Gabriel McArdle (song), James Byrne
(fiddle), John Murphy (harmonica), Derek Bell (harp), Paul McGrattan
(flute), Mary MacNamara (concertina), Dolores Keane (song), Mick O’Brien
(uilleann pipes), Len Graham (song) and Michael Tubridy (concertina, flute,
whistle & bodhran). These are some of the most important musicians playing
in Ireland today, and the two CD set sells for the price of one.
COOLFIN. Donal Lunny Band. CDHBRTE 221. New CD of songs and dance music.
AN EVENING IN SLIABH LUACHRA. Various artists. SL 299292. Fund-raising CD
for a cultural centre in Scartaglin. It features Johnny Leary, John Brosnan
& Padraig Buckley, Matt Cranitch, Denis Doody & Donal O’Connor, Mick Mulcahy
and more. All the current greats of Sliabh Luachra are here, so you really
couldn’t ask for better.
LIA LUACHRA Lia Luachra. MALGCD 112. New group playing traditional and
NO MERMAID. Sinead Lohan. TORTECD 223. New contemporary music from the Cork
THE WILD AND WASTEFUL OCEAN. Liam Clancy, Robbie O’Connell and Donal Clancy.
HLV 2002. A collection of songs and tunes from the era of the tall ships.
CLOSING TIME IN PARADISE. Kieran Halpin & Anth Kaley. SW 95003.
Contemporary songs written by the singers.
OUTTA BELFAST. Ciaran Mac Gowan. OUTTA 001. Guitar music both traditional
Finbar Boyle Claddagh Records Limited
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