Paul Yachnes wrote:
> Does anyone know of a 2 cd set, Irish Folk Festival/On the Road
> (Wondertute)? According to the listing I have seen it is a live recording
> from 1977 with De Dannan (5 tracks), Andy Irvine & Mick Hanly (5) Jackie
> Daly & Seamus Creagh (5) Micko Russell (5) and Inchiquin w/ Noel Hill, Tony
> Linnane, and Barry Moore (4). Can anyone comment on the quality of these
> recordings and whether they duplicate studio recordings of the period by
> these artists, or provide a track lising? Thank you.
The recording seems to be reasonably well made, and there are some
lovely tracks on it, some of them which have not been released on
other CDs as far as I know, BUT... The huge audience is clapping
loudly out of time on nearly all of the tracks, which makes this
double CD *unbearable* to listen to. On one track, Seamus Creagh
even says to them before a tune: "If you want to clap, would you
PLEASE clap in time!". Then the audience stays quiet for a little
while, but halfway through the next tune they're at it again!
It's a pity, because it could have been such a lovely recording.
Not only did the audience have the bad taste to clap out of time for
everything (they obviously came to the concerts to clap, not to
listen), but the producers of this album had the bad taste to
actually release it on CD.
Henrik Norbeck, Stockholm, Sweden
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