Anthologies   •   The Best of Irish Folk Music (1976)

  • The Best of Irish Folk Music
    • 1976 - Talisman/EMI STAL 1047 LP (IRL)
  • Side One
    1. Three Drunken Maidens (Trad.) — Planxty
    2. Celtic Lament (Trad. Arr. Aileach) — Aileach
    3. Galway Races (Trad. Arr. Paul Barrett) — Gemma Hasson
    4. The Battle of The Boyne (Trad. Arr. Sands Family & Dónal Lunny) — The Sands Family
    5. Whiskey In the Jar (Collected, Arr. Blacksmiths, Colm O'Lochlainn) — The Blacksmiths
    6. Seven Deadly Sins (Trad. Arr. J. McLean) — The Dubliners
  • Side Two
    1. Sí Beag, Sí Mor (Trad. Arr. Planxty) — Planxty
    2. The Bonny Labouring Boy (Trad. Arr. Aileach) — Aileach
    3. Dan Malone (Seán McCarthy) — Gemma Hasson
    4. Peter's Song (Tom Sands) — The Sands Family
    5. Arthur McBride (Trad. Arr. Blacksmiths) — The Blacksmiths
    6. Maids, When You're Young Never Wed an Old Man (Trad. Arr. Dubliners) — The Dubliners

Sleeve Notes

Irish Music, Irish Song and Irish Dances are all part and parcel of the life of our land. An Irishman will break into a song just as quickly as he will into a laugh We are making music all the time today |ust as in ancient times our Bards made their verse and song for the Chieftain and his followers. And woe betide anyone who did not pay homage to the Bards!

We would like to think that our visitors as well as our own people would en|oy to the full this collection. It contains the best in Irish entertainment from our top artists. In the words of the old Irish proverb "may their shadows never grow less".

Cead Mile Failte to all!

John Charleton,
Regional Tourism Investment Trust.