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Seamus Kennedy   •   Live!

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  • Seamus Kennedy: Live!
    • 1982 - Gransha 16294 LP (USA)
  • Side One
    1. Whiskey in the Jar (Trad.)
    2. Dear Boss (Pat Cooksey)
    3. Side by Side (Anon.)
    4. Here I Am Amongst You (Colum Sands)
    5. The Road to Dunmore (Robbie O'Connell)
    6. The Bonny Lass of Fife-O (Trad.)
    7. Breathalyzed (Fred Wedlock)
    8. Concrete Road (Colin Goff, S. Kennedy)
  • Side Two
    1. The Rambling Rover (Andy M. Stewart)
    2. The Scotsman (Mike Cross, Additional verses S. Kennedy)
    3. Juanita Suarez (Ed Dillon)
    4. Chihuahuas
    5. Little Gomez (Eric Bogle)
    6. I'm My Own Grandpa (P.D.)
    7. I Wish I Had Someone To Love Me (Trad.)
    8. Amazing Grace (Trad.)

  • Musicians
    • Seamus Kennedy: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin Bouzouki, Bodhrán, Harmonica.
    • Grateful thanks to the following friends for their talented assistance.
      • Brad Hayford: Bass, Harmonica
      • Brendan Sheridan: 5-String Banjo
      • A lex McAdam: Bagpipes
      • John Gustaffson: Bagpipes
      • Matt Levine: Dobro
      • Alan Oresky: Fiddles
      • Dan Sheehy: Trumpets
      • Linda Konczanin: Vocals & Loan of Bouzouki
  • Credits
    • Mike Rivers: Engineering, Mixing, Editing, Slicing & Dicing
    • Tom Lighten: Photography and capture of Chihuahua
    • Remote & Studio Facilities: Gypsy Studios
    • 3039 Hazelton St. Falls Church, VA.
    • Recorded live at: Ireland's Own, 132 No. Royal St. Alexandria, VA.
    • Thanks to Pat Troy for the loan of his pub, and to the audience and staff for the authentic background noise!
    • Special thanks to Mike Rivers for his keen ear, sensitive touch at the controls, and his patience.
    • Produced by: Mike Rivers & Seamus Kennedy

Sleeve Notes

Whiskey in the Jar — This a good starting song to check the Clapalong Potential of an audience. If they do well, I let them stay; if not, I send them home and get a fresh bunch.

Dear Boss — Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.

Side by Side — I suspect all wedding nights are like this one, but no one really wants to admit it!

Here I Am Amongst You — "Truly profound thoughts are often sung to a sprightly tune and accompanied by a bodhrán." Confucius

The Road to Dunmore — Robbie O'Connell has the ability to write songs which sound as though they have been around for generations and long may he continue to do so.

The Bonny Lass of Fife-O — Scottish people are frequently in my audience. This song is for both of them.

Breathalyzed — A self-explanatory ballad set to a vaguely recognizable air.

Concrete Road — The highest honour New Jersey can bestow on a person is to name a rest-area on the N. J. Turnpike for him. I guess I've blown my chances!

The Rambling Rover — A grand song written by Andy M. Stewart, the talented musician from Silly Wizard.

The Scotsman — "Old jokes last forever when set to music." Confucius.

Juanita Suarez — A blatant example of the Irish stealing another country's songs, and claiming them as their own. I call on all right thinking nations to demand that the Irish cease this wanton musical pillage and make up their own songs!

Chihuahuas — What more can I say?

Little Gomez — A champion Chihuahua's last ride.

I'm My Own Grandpa — Don't try to figure out the relationships in this one. It can turn even Irish singers into babbling idiots. I know.

I Wish I Had Someone To Love Me — My thanks to Linda Konczanin for coming out of the audience to sing with me on this old ballad.

Amazing Grace — A fine way to end, with Pipers Alex McAdam and John Gustaffson leading on bagpipes, as everyone sings along.