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Brogue (The Ormonde Folk)


The Ormonde Folk: The Truly Irish
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  • The Truly Irish
    • 1971 - Music For Pleasure MFP 1425 LP
      • as The Ormonde Folk

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  • Side One
    1. McCarthy's Party
    2. Matter A Damn (Burrowes/Coffey)
    3. Eireann Is A Grand Land
    4. Kitty Magee
    5. Reber Sermon
    6. Lowlands Of Holland
  • Side Two
    1. Reilly's Daughter
    2. Glenswilley
    3. Bradys Of Killane
    4. Outlawed Reparee
    5. Nora Beag
    6. Beggar Man
    7. I Know My Love
    8. The Boys Of Blue Hill

  • Musicians
    • Maggie Brady: Vocals
    • Mary Brady: Vocals
    • Eamonn Brady: Vocals, 6-String Guitar
    • Peter Brady: Vocals, 12-String Guitar
  • Credits
    • A John Boyden recording
    • All tracks traditional, arranged by The Ormonde Folk — unless otherwise noted.
    • Sleeve Design: Terry Beard

Sleeve Notes

Two brothers and two sisters from Kilkenny make up the "Ormonde Folk". Peter, Eamonn, Margaret and Mary Brady have been singing together for four years, and have made many broadcasts for R.T.E., including television appearances in "Ballad Street" and the popular "Riordans". Last year they came second in the Eamonn Andrews Competition, and won the "Festival of Ireland" ballad competition in Wexford. They have recently made a very successful tour of the major cities of the United States, and will be there on a return visit at the time of this record's release.

A note from Irish television Personality Shay Healy: "This record was recorded 'live' on a Sunday afternoon in "The Old Sheiling" hotel in Dublin. Someone found me a vodka, and I willingly introduced The Ormonde Folk to a more than lively audience.

They didn't let me down, and if I told you that this record is more than pleasant listening, then I would be telling you a profound truth.

The Ormonde Folk don't hit you with a bang; they wrap themselves around you like a warm, musical overcoat that I would be happy to wea'r anywhere …

And now, if you would pass me my overcoat, I think I'll spend a few musical moments."

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Brogue: Trilogy
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  • Trilogy
    • 1973 - Bradco M2735 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Streets of London (Ralph McTell)
    2. As I Roved Out
    3. Mountain Tay
    4. Trilogy
      1. The Rising of the Moon
      2. Johnson's Motor Car
      3. Four Green Fields (Tommy Makem)
  • Side Two
    1. Cosher Bailey
    2. Ri na Siog — Sweeps Hornpipe
    3. Wild Rover
    4. Gleanntean Glas
    5. Reilly's Daughter
    6. Patriot Game

  • Musicians
    • Brogue
      • Maggie Brady: Vocals
      • Eamonn Brady: Vocals, 6-String Guitar
      • Peter Brady: Vocals, 12-String Guitar & Mandolin
      • Jimmy Moore: Vocals, Tin Whistle, Guitar, & Mandolin
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      • Steve "Chitlin Nose" Hoffstak: Guitars
      • Greg "Giant Turkey"Thomas: Drums
      • Stewert "Solid" Keekly: Bass
      • Rick "Short Dog" Durrett: Piano
      • Lisa Silver: Strings & String Arrangements
      • Mr. Scruggs: 5-String
  • Credits
    • Executive Producer: Steve Pitts
    • Production & Sound by Tony Lyons

Sleeve Notes

What this is going to be is a 12 inch thank you note … and just a little bit about Brogue … 1st, brogue is a group already known to many of you because for several years they went by the name the Ormonde Folk. If you want to know why they changed the name, you'll have to ask them, there just isn't enough room on here to explain it all. For those of you who don't know them, they are real Irish people.. .all from Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny except for Jimmy Moore who is from Tullaroan (but we try to keep that a secret). The rest are named Brady. Maggie is the pretty one in the picture on the front. Eamonn is the tall one and Peter is the one with the whiskers. Jimmy is the other one. You're going to enjoy the music brogue has on this album, I'm sure! As for the thank you note- thanks to all the pickers who, not being Irish, tried very hard to understand and compliment the music; Stewart Keekly and Jake Mayer who helped mix the trilogy, and to Jake again for the tasty graphic art; J. Clark Thomas is the photographic genius who got us the "desired effect"; Anita who put up with all us hillbillys; & of course, the Boss & Mona.

Also, thanks to: Tom who bought the beer; John for slaving over a hot lathe; Tony for getting it all together and keeping it together even if it did take 2 years...and, most of all, to Steve Pitts without whose help the whole thing would never have been finished. If we forgot anyone thanks to you too. Oh yes! Thanks to Brogue … after all, it's their talent you're listening to.

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Brogue: Alive Alive-O
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  • Alive Alive-O
    • 1979 (circa) - Bradco NR13107 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Courtin In the Kitchen
    2. Fairy Story '81 (Shay Healy)
    3. Isle of Innis Free
    4. Little Beggar Man
    5. Nancy Whiskey
    6. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Eric Bogle)
  • Side Two
    1. Chastity Belt
    2. Fiona & Shane
    3. Moonshiner
    4. Curragh of Kildare
    5. Mary From Dunloe
    6. Bonnie Wee Jeannie McCall

  • Musicians
    • Maggie Brady: Vocals
    • Eamonn Brady: Vocals, 6-String Guitar, Tenor Banjo
    • Peter Brady: Vocals, 12-String Guitar & Mandolin
    • Jimmy Moore: Vocals, 6-String, Mandolin, Banjo, Tin Whistle, Bass Wall, Floor, Chairs Etc.
  • Credits
    • Produced, Recorded and Remixed By Tony Lyons
    • Producers Notes:
      • Special thanks to John Eberle in Nashville (Nashville Record Productions) for his brilliant work in the mastering lab, thanks John
      • Mary Blinn for her fine graphic design.
      • Smui "Smitty" Chompoo and Bob Blinn for their technical aid & Danny Rowland for help with the mix.
      • Thank You's to a terrific and intelligent audience but most of all to my adopted family … Brogue … for making it a fun time and rewarding experience.
    • All tracks traditional, arranged by Brogue — unless otherwise noted.

Sleeve Notes

Once again Ireland and Nashville come together to make some music. As usual Brogue gave it their all, with a spotless performance. "Live" albums sometimes don't "happen" … this one not only happened it was magic. That's really all that needs to be said about the show and the magic captured here on record. There is one note of interest for anyone interested in how it was done the idea behind this album was to not only put the live performance on tape … but to make it "feel" live. To do this the entire album was cut without the use of any noise reduction systems, limiters, compressors. expanders or any other processing devices so often used in the recording studio that could alter or colour the sound. So, what you are hearing is as close to actually being in the audience as is technically possible. the tracks were recorded in the Killkenny Castle Inn "live" on multi track machines and then re mixed in Nashville, Tenn. so here it is for your enjoyment and as Eamon said at the end they'll be right back.

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