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Eddie & Finbar Furey: The Lonesome Boatman

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  • The Lonesome Boatman
    • 1969 - Transatlantic TRA 191 LP
  • Side One
    1. Bill Hart's Favourite
    2. Dance Around the Spinning Wheel
    3. Let Me Go to the Mountains
    4. McShane
    5. Colonel Fraser
  • Side Two
    1. The Lonesome Boatman
    2. Carron Lough Bay
    3. The Prickly Bush
    4. Bogy's Bonny Belle
    5. The Fox Chase

  • Credits
    • Produced by Bill Leader
    • Recorded at Livingston Studios
    • Sleeve Brian Shuel

Sleeve Notes

There is no sound in all music that resembles the combination of Irish pipes accompanying voice and guitar, and that combination is unique to the Furey Brothers. The backing of Finbar's plaintive pipes to Eddy's wild voice gives a windswept, rather desolate flavour to the sadder songs, contrasting with the frisky whistle and brisk piping on the dance tunes.

This second album of the Fureys has the same combination of songs, slow airs and dances that made their first record so popular, and features Finbar's solo on the Indian whistle The Lonesome Boatman which has proved a show-stopper on all their recent concert.


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  • Notes:
    • The 2 Transatlantic albums, Finbar & Eddie Furey and The Lonesome Boatman were re-released (together) in their entirety several times.
    • In addition, the tracks from these LPs appear on many compilation releases.
  • Selected Re-releases
    • Finbar & Eddie/The Lonesome Boatman CD: 1997 - Castle ESM CD 524 CD
    • Lonesome Boatman: 2003 - Celtic Collections BANCD6120 CD
      • CD release of same-titled (above) LP
  • Notes:
    • 1  The Transatlantic albums, Finbar & Eddie Furey and The Lonesome Boatman were re-released in their entirety — several times.
    • In addition, all the tracks from these LPs, and selected tracks from The Dawning of the Day, appear on many other compilation releases.