Finbar & Eddie Furey   •   The Lonesome Boatman

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  • The Lonesome Boatman
    • 1969 - Transatlantic TRA 191 LP (UK)
  • 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

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.