>The criteria I think are important are (remember, these are people quite new
>to this music):
>Easily available (can be purchased locally)
This is comic coming from a guy in Minnesota ... Irish-on-Grand has more in
it's case than I could find in the entire state of Maine!
>"Accessible" (may not necessarily be "pure drop" but will engage the more
>casual listener? (and lead to the hard stuff eventually))
>Contains tunes that are fairly widely known and/or played
The first three Chieftains records come to mind. I still think those are
some of the best stuff around. Dervish plays too fast. Mike and Mary
Rafferty's, Dangerous Reel, has become almost like a bible around here.
Everyone's got it. Everyone's learning the tunes off it ... I would even
argue it fits your criteria.
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Boy, I miss you, John. Finally found someone to play those Welsh jigs,
but, y'know it just ain't the same.