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Anthologies

Transatlantic CDs


Irish Folk Favourites

  • Irish Folk Favourites
    • 1994 — Castle Music MBS404 CD (4 CDs)
    • 2001 - St. Clair 7220 CD
    • 2008 - Castle Pulse/Wave PBXCD 410 CD

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  • Disc One
    1. Rocky Road to Dublin
    2. Peggy Lettermore
    3. Will You Come to the Bower
    4. Reels
    5. Tramps and Hawkers
    6. Master McGrath
    7. Woman from Wexford
    8. Nelson's Farewell
    9. Mason's Apron
    10. Walking in the Dew
    11. Nightingale
    12. Sea Shanty
    13. Kilfenora Reels
    14. John Joe's/Bridgie McGrath's
    15. Rattigan's/Morning Star/Dublin Porter (reels)
    16. Belfast Town
    17. Mullins/Reel of Rio/Paddy Murphy's Wife
    18. Flower of Edinburgh/Stack
    19. Flaxen Bottom/Dinny O'Brien's Reels/Gone West along the Road
  • Disc Two
    1. Austin Tierney's/I'm Waiting for You/Boys of Ballisodare/Five Mile Chase
    2. Humours of Glendart/Joys of Life
    3. Down the Broom/Donegal Reel/Peadar's Reel
    4. Coming Back to Miltown
    5. McDermot's/Tierney's/Lady Montgomery
    6. Gold Ring/Lucky Penny
    7. Reel of Bogy/Kerry Reel/Sailor on the Rock/Lady on the Island
    8. Rattlin' Roarin' Willy
    9. Sullivan's John
    10. Sally Brown
    11. My Dearest Dear
    12. Exiles Jig
    13. Handsome Cabin Boy
    14. Dicey Riley
    15. Tom Dooley
    16. Willy O'Winsbury
    17. Dance to Your Daddy
    18. House Carpenter
    19. Johnstone
    20. Raynard the Fox
  • Disc Three
    1. Victoria
    2. On the Galtymore Mountains
    3. Gallaghers Frolics/Leitram Jig
    4. Lake of Coolfin
    5. Fairy Boy
    6. Black Velvet Band
    7. Lonely Banna Strand
    8. My Uncle's in the Dail
    9. Tommy McDonagh
    10. Donegal Reel
    11. Wexford Massacre
    12. Spanish Cloak
    13. Come by the Hills
    14. Sliabh na Mban
    15. Dainty Davy
    16. Tattered Jack Welch
    17. Flowers in the Valley
    18. Pigeon on the Gate
  • Disc Four
    1. Graham's Flat
    2. Leezy Lindsay
    3. Piper in the Meadow Straying
    4. Curragh of Kildare
    5. Eamonn an Chnvic
    6. This Town is not Your Own
    7. Rocking the Baby
    8. Two Jigs
    9. Invisible Man
    10. Pipe on the Hob
    11. Belfast Town
    12. Bodhrán Solo
    13. Don't Cry in Your Sleep
    14. Reel on Mandolin
    15. Farewell to the Rhondda (Frank Hennessy)
    16. Vi Skei Ikkje Sova Burt Sumar Natta
    17. Bean Phaidin
    18. Bodhrán Solo
    19. Molloy's Favourite and the Earls Chair
    20. Avondale
    21. Leitrim Fancy
    22. Goath Andheas
    23. Flute Solo
    24. Fields of Vietnam

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The Story of Transatlantic Records
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  • The Story of Transatlantic Records
    • 2003 - Metro METRDCD523 (2)CD

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  • CD One
    1. Ye Jacobites By Name The Johnstons from: The Barley Corn (1969)
    2. Death Come Easy — Harvey Andrews
    3. To You — Adrian Mitchell
    4. Come Sing Me A Happy Song To Prove We All Can Get Along The Lumpy, Bumpy, Long And Dusty Road — Bert Jansch
    5. It's Dark In Here — Dransfield
    6. Dreams For Me Sweeney's Men from : The Tracks of Sweeney (1969)
    7. Floral Dance — Brighouse & Rastrick Band
    8. Saturday — Decameron
    9. After The Dance — Bert Jansch & John Renbourn
    10. Gospel Ship — Alexis Korner & Peter Thorup
    11. Hot Dogs — Stefan Grossman
    12. The Cuckoo / The Blacksmith — Andrew Cronshaw
    13. It Suits Me Well — Dave Swarbrick
    14. Twa Recruiting Sergeants Ian Campbell Folk Group from: This Is the Ian Campbell Folk Group (1963)
    15. If It Was'nae For Your Wellies — Billy Connolly
    16. The Rules Of The Game — Leon Rosselson
    17. Fugue — Amazing Blondel
    18. Sweet Thames Flow Softly — The Johnstons from: Give a Damn (1969)
    19. Wild Rover The Dubliners: from The Dubliners (with Luke Kelly) (1964)
    20. Look Over The Hill And Far Away — New Humblebums (with Gerry Rafferty and Billy Connolly)
    21. Streets Of London — Ralph McTell
  • CD Two
    1. The Handsome Meadow Boy — Dransfield
    2. Flowers Of The Forest The McCalmans from: The Smuggler (1975)
    3. Willoughby's Farm — Ralph McTell
    4. Shake Sugaree — Stefan Grossman
    5. Tom Dooley — Sweeney's Men from: Sweeney's Men (1968)
    6. Wat Ye Wha I Met The Streen — Dave Swarbrick
    7. Mother Nature's Son — Gryphon
    8. Guitar Train — John Pearse
    9. Cod Liver Oil and Orange Juice Hamish Imlach from: Hamish Imlach (1966)
    10. Why Don't They Come Back To Dunoon? — The Humblebums (featuring Billy Connolly)
    11. Bransle Gay — John Renbourn
    12. Aunt Lucy Broadwood — Mr Fox
    13. The Banks Of The Nile — The Young Tradition
    14. Jesus Christ Sitting On Top Of A Hill In The Lake District — Bob Pegg & Nick Strutt
    15. In Time — Pentangle
    16. Sign On The Dotted Line — Gerry Rafferty
    17. We Can Swing Together — Alan Hull
    18. Granny Takes A Trip — The Purple Gang
    19. Two Fifteen-String Guitars For Nice People — Ron Geesin
    20. Dreadjaws — Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias
    21. Summertime Blues — Mick Farren

Notes

As interest in folk music began to grow in the early 1960s, Transatlantic was one of the only independent British record labels of note recording acoustic music.

It was an eclectic label that provided a varied soundtrack to the bohemian lifestyle of the day. With the marketing slogan - ‘Transatlantic: the label where trends begin' its manifesto was to encompass almost all that was innovative, interesting, contemporary and exciting in British music in the 1960s and 70s. The label subsequently released a variety of sounds from traditional and contemporary folk, hip young singers and guitarists, poets, comedians, through to R & B, brass bands and rock. But as well as exploring new trends, Transatlantic was still commercially astute enough to secure several chart hits with the likes of Pentangle, Ralph McTell, Billy Connolly, Brighouse & Rastrick Band and The Purple Gang.

But overall it was Transatlantic's contribution to the alternative music scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s that remains its greatest achievement.

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Folk Roots: A Classic Anthology of Song
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  • Folk Roots: A Classic Anthology of Song
    • 2004 - Metro METRCD121 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Streets Of London — Ralph McTell
    2. Stepping Stones — Bert Jansch & John Renbourn
    3. Light Flight — Pentangle
    4. Hall Of Mirrors Sweeney's Men: from The Track of Sweeney's Men (1969)
    5. Tic-Tocative — Bert Jansch & John Renbourn
    6. Bogie's Bonny Belle Archie Fisher: from Archie Fisher (1968)
    7. Fingerlude — Isaac Guillory
    8. Bright Phoebus — Mike & Lal Waterson
    9. Liverpool Lullaby The Ian Campbell Folk Group: from Contemporary Campbells (1966)
    10. Rock Salmon Suite — Steve Tilston
    11. Courting Blues — Bert Jansch
    12. Universal Soldier — Donovan
    13. Rocky Road To Dublin (Live) The Dubliners: from The Dubliners (with Luke Kelly) (1964)
    14. Willy O' Winsbury — Sweeney's Men: from Sweeney's Men (1968)
    15. A Most Peculiar Man — Harvey Andrews
    16. I Have No Time — Bert Jansch
    17. The Trees They Do Grow High — John Renbourn
    18. The Handsome Meadow Boy — Dransfield
    19. Rights Of Man — The Ian Campbell Folk Group: from Contemporary Campbells (1966) TRA 137
    20. Come Ye That Fear The Lord — The Young Tradition

Notes

This selection of great folk and roots recordings from the 1960s and '70s, by the likes of Bert Jansch, Pentangle, Donovan, The Dubliners and Ralph McTell, is timeless and continues to influence new generations of guitar players, folk singers and troubadours.

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