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Anthologies

Ulster's Flowery Vale

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  • Ulster's Flowery Vale
    • 1968 - BBC REC 28M LP
  • Side One
    1. Mrs. McLeod's Reel — Sean McAloon, Tommy Gunn & Cathal McConnell
    2. The Lowlands of Holland — David Hammond
    3. Jig: Drops of Brandy Barney McKenna
    4. Red Red Rose — Sarah Makem
    5. Pair of Jigs: The Maid in the Meadow/The Battering Ram — Sean McAloon, Tommy Gunn & Cathal McConnell
    6. The Maid Behind the Bar — Michael McCann
    7. Old Arboe — George Hanna
    8. Reel: The Mason's Apron — Barney McKenna & Sean Maguire
    9. True Lovers' Discourse — Jerry Hicks
    10. Pair of Reels: O'Rourke's Reel/The Wild Irishman — Sean Maguire & Barney McKenna
  • Side Two
    1. Jig: Paddy's Return — Michael McCann
    2. Slow Air: Tá Sí Na Codhladh — Cathal McConnell
    3. Reel: The Maid Behind the Bar — Sean McAloon
    4. Dobbin's Flowery Vale — Jerry Hicks
    5. Pair of Jigs: The Lark in the Morning/The Wandering Minstrel — Sean McAloon, Tommy Gunn & Cathal McConnell
    6. The Lisburn Lass — George Hanna
    7. Hornpipe: The Black Swan — Sean Maguire
    8. The Blackbird of Mullaghmore — David Hammond
    9. March: The Pikeman — Cathal McConnell and Tommy Gunn
    10. Sailor Cut Down in his Prime Sarah Makem
    11. Pair of Reels: Hunters' Purse/The Copperplate — Sean McAloon, Tommy Gunn & Cathal McConnell

  • Musicians
    • Barney McKenna: Banjo
    • Cathal McConnell: Flute
    • David Hammond: Vocals
    • George Hanna: Vocals
    • Jerry Hicks: Vocals
    • Michael McCann: Lilting
    • Sarah Makem: Vocals
    • Sean Maguire: Fiddle
    • Sean McAloon: Uileann Pipes
    • Tommy Gunn: Fiddle
  • Credits
    • Produced by David Hammond
    • Music recorded by Michael O'Donnell
    • Music Liaison: Brian ODonnell
    • First broadcast N.I.H.S. July and August 1968

  • TAKING PART:
    • Sarah Makem from Keady, Co. Armagh — Grandmother, singer of a thousand songs.
    • Tommy Gunn from Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh — Fiddler, Hirer, dancer.
    • David Hammond from Belfast — Performer and producer.
    • George Hanna from Derrytresk, Co. Tyrone — Coalminer, head of a singing family.
    • Jerry Hicks from Armagh — Teacher, singer, poet.
    • Sean Maguire from Belfast — Musician extraordinary, virtuoso on the fiddle.
    • Sean McAloon from Rosslea, Co. Fermanagh — "Ireland's natural piper".
    • Michael McCann from Dromore, Co. Tyrone — A delightful lilter.
    • Cathal McConnell from Ballinaleck, Co. Fermanagh — Flute player, quietly and totally comitted to music.
    • Barney McKenna from Dublin — "Banjo Barney", lifelong student, superb instrumentalist