Maid Of Carnlough Bay
Song of Fanafierst
Hills Of Donegal
Banks Of The Roses
To Althea From Prison
Farewell To Carlingford
A little about the Pikemen:
FORMED: Six months ago
MUSIC: Traditional (but will honour requests for Lennon/McCartney and Woody Guthrie type numbers)
RAY (McAreavey) age 33: Singing and playing popular music as a solo singer for ten years until he met Kieran who was playing folk music. Attracted to folk music he brought a new dimension to the interpretation of traditional songs—also plays G banjo and mandolin.
KIERAN (Manning) age 29: Playing folk music for ten years in various groups. Accomplished guitarist and also doubles on vocals. Plays G banjo when required.
DOMINIC (McShane) age 28: The baby of the group; Dominic sings and plays the double bass. As a newcomer to the music scene, he is certainly making an impression (mostly in his fingers).
FEE (McGorman) age 31: Solo singer for fourteen years until he joined the Pikemen. Specialises in Irish traditional music. Plays guitar and speaks fluent Gaelic.
GOGIE (McCullough) age 28: Last but certainly not least; probably one of the finest whistle players to come out of Ireland (or so he keeps telling us). Gogie has been playing traditional music since he was six years old. A musician in the true sense of the word.
This, their first LP, should make sure that both members of their fan club are satisfied.
Cover: Oil painting "The Lonesome Boatmen" by James Arthur O'Connor
Produced by George Doherty