The Flax In Bloom (3CD)

The Flax In Bloom (3CD)

Various Artists

No of discs:
3
Stock Status
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genres
Released:
12/05/2014
Format:
Compact Disc

CD £14.98

(Free delivery and returns within the UK.)

A wide selection of traditional music from Ulster across three themed discs, from the pioneering recordings of 1952-3 by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle.

Traditional music-making in Ireland in 1952 was flourishing well enough in its own social settings, but it was largely hidden from the view of mainstream society. Certainly, radio and the record industry on both sides of the border scarcely knew of its existence.

So it is quite remarkable that Peter Kennedy from London and Sean O'Boyle from Armagh should have combined forces and taken upon themselves, with limited resources and technical equipment, to explore and record what they could find in Ulster.

This album presents a selection of their location recordings, most of which have never been issued commercially before. Each of the three CDs is presented as a separate programme but, taken together, they give a wide and varied view of traditional music in Ulster in the early 1950's.

Catalogue number: TSCD677T
Barcode: 0714822067720
Number of items: 3
Packaging Type: Digipak
Imported: No
Weight: 206g
Dimensions (L × W × H): 130mm × 15mm × 145mm
Song Title Time
1 Lough Erne Shore - Paddy Tunney -
2 The Mountain Streams Where The Moorcocks Crow - Brigid Tunney -
3 Polka: untitled - Joe Tunney -
4 Single Jig: Pat Hart's - Joe Tunney -
5 Reels: Miss Monaghan/The Green Mountain; The Scholar - Joe Tunney -
6 My Charming Buachaill Roe - Annie Lunny -
7 Deartháirín ó mo Chroí - Annie Lunny -
8 Single Jig: Bundle and Go - John Doherty -
9 Reel: Miss McLeod's - John Doherty -
10 Slip Jig: Gusty's Frolics - John Doherty -
11 Moorlough Mary - John Doherty -
12 Reel: Marry When You're Young - John Doherty -
13 Boney Crossing the Alps - John Doherty -
14 The Last Figure of the Lancers - John Doherty -
15 The Rollicking Boys around Tandragee - Mick Gallagher -
16 Buachaillín Donn - Maureen Melly -
17 Paddy Shinahan's Cow - Maureen Melly -
18 Farewell Green Erin - Maureen Melly -
19 The Blackbird - Paddy Tunney -
20 Reel: The Loughanure Tune - Neilidh Boyle -
21 Reel: Seán sa Cheo - Neilidh Boyle -
22 Pleoid ar an Fharraige is í átá Mor! - Neilidh Boyle -
23 Verse and air: Sráid na mBúrcach - Neilidh Boyle -
24 An Seanduine Dóite - Sheila Gallagher -
25 In Aimsir Bhaint an Fhéir - Sheila Gallagher -
26 The Wearing of the Britches - Pat Bell Keown -
27 The Blackbird of Avondale - Maureen Melly -
28 My Dark Slender Boy - Maureen Melly -
29 Reel: Bonnie Kate - Simie Doherty -
30 Reel: Cuffe Street - Simie Doherty -
31 Reel: The Pigeon on the Gate - Simie Doherty -
32 Reel: The Tullaghan Lasses - Simie Doherty -
33 Reel: Mooney's Favourite - Simie Doherty -
34 The Heathery Hills - Brigid Tunney -
35 The Soldier & The Sailor - Brigid Tunney -
36 Wee Paddy Molloy - Brigid Tunney -
37 Hornpipe: The Atlantic Roar - John Doherty -
38 Rocking the Cradle - John Doherty -
Song Title Time
1 Highland: The Basket of Oysters; Jig: Jackson's Rum Punch - Johnny Pickering -
2 Highlands: Green Grow the Rushes O; Love, Will You Marry Me - Johnny Pickering -
3 Jigs: Biddy the Bowl Wife; I Lost My Love & I Care Not; King of the Cannibal Islands - McCusker Brothers Ceili Band -
4 Polkas: untitled; untitled; Jenny Lind - McCusker Brothers Ceili Band -
5 Reel: The First of May - Vincent & John McCusker -
6 Mazurkas: untitled; untitled; untitled - Vincent & John McCusker -
7 Highlands: Monymusk; Kafoozalum; Maggie Pickens - McCusker Brothers Ceili Band -
8 Jig: Tatter Jack Walsh - Vincent & John McCusker -
9 Set Dance: The Princess Royal - Vincent & John McCusker -
10 Hornpipe & Barndance: The Man from Newry; The Barndance - McCusker Brothers Ceili Band -
11 Set Dance: Jockey to the Fair - Vincent, John & Benignus McCusker -
12 Set Dance: The Orange Rogue - John McCusker -
13 Reels: McKenna's; The Tinker's Apron; The Antrim - McCusker Brothers Ceili Band -
14 Single Jig: The Sweets of May - McCusker Brothers Ceili Band -
15 Reel: The Gosson that Beat his Father - John Maguire -
16 Reel: The First House in Connaught - John Maguire -
17 Jig: Lovely Nancy - John Maguire -
18 Reel: The Maid of the House - John Maguire -
19 Reel: The Boys of Leefive - John Maguire -
20 Hornpipe: The Cuckoo's Nest - John Maguire -
21 Polka: All the Way to Galway - Paddy McLuskey -
22 March: Napoleon Crossing the Alps - Paddy McLuskey -
23 Hornpipe: The Cuckoo's Nest - Paddy McLuskey -
24 Reel: The Ewe with the Crooked Horn - Paddy McLuskey -
25 Jig: Coming home from Reilly's Party - Danny McNiff -
26 The Clap Dance: The Soldier's Joy - Eddie Moor -
27 Highlands: unidentified; Monymusk - Philip Breen -
28 Waltz: Woodland Whispers - Philip Breen -
29 Reels: The Flax in Bloom; The Dairymaid; The Galway Rambler - Philip Breen -
30 Reels: The Sailor's Bonnet; Kiss the Bride; Roaring Mary - Sean Maguire, Liam Donnelly, Tom Turkington, Bill Montgomery, John Maguire -
31 Reels: The Flax in Bloom; The Millstone; The Dairymaid - Sean Maguire & Bill Montgomery -
Song Title Time
1 The Dark-Eyed Gypsy - Christy Purcell -
2 What Brought the Blood? - Mary Connors -
3 I Am a Maid that's Deep in Love - Lal Smith -
4 Here's a Health unto All Truelovers - Mary Doran -
5 Three Old Jolly Sportsmen - Paddy Doran -
6 The Lovely Banks of Lea - Mary Connors -
7 The Bandy-Legged Mule - Christy Purcell -
8 Marrow Bones (The Blind Man He Can See, no.1) - Mary Connors & Paddy Doran -
9 Early, Early on the Month of Spring - Lal Smith -
10 The Lodging-House in Carrick-on-Suir - Christy Purcell -
11 The Rambling Irishman - Mary Doran -
12 Dungarvan - Paddy Doran -
13 The Bold English Navvy - Lal Smith -
14 Hornpipe: The Little Beggar Man - Paddy Doran -
15 Going to Mass Last Sunday - Winnie Ryan -
16 Kate from Ballinamore - Paddy Doran -
17 Tis Miles I Have Rambled (The Blind Man He Can See, no.2) - Mary Connors & Paddy Doran -
18 The Fair at Spancil Hill - Christy Purcell -
19 Come All You Loyal Lovers - Mary Connors -
20 Early, Early All in the Spring - Winnie Ryan -