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Bringing It All Back Home (BBC TV Series) [Import]

Various Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hummingbird Productions
  • ASIN: B00004VIEM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,053 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing It All Back Home - CD 14 Mar 2012
By January
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A double CD with all the music from the long-ago BBC TV series about how the music of Ireland was carried across the sea to other countries eg. America etc. when there was a mass evacuation of Ireland because of poverty mainly. The music they took with them at that time influenced the musicians of their adoptive country and they were, in turn, also influenced by music of America, England, Canada etc. The return to Ireland, perhaps generations later, of the music, then reinfluenced the Irish music of the homeland. The CD's show the wide variety & style of new 'Irish' music - folk, rock, bluegrass, choral, classical music, ballads, pop-type music etc etc. A brilliant CD with some excellent music and a little booklet with more detail. I bought the records when the TV programme was first shown, perhaps 15 years ago and I still enjoy the music now.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A famous title 8 May 2008
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
Taken from the BBC series on Irish music this is a 2 CD collection with a booklet which gives details of all the songs.It opens with an instrumental called after the date it was recorded-April the 3rd and includes a few token Americans and Scots amongst the Irish artists and possibly one token Englishman in Elvis Costello who is of Irish descent.
The Costello track is the most un Irish one here as it ties in with his chamber music experiments.
Here you can see how Irish music influenced America's country music right from the beginning-a belief held by many like the Everly Brothers and Emmylou Harris who are both heard here
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3.0 out of 5 stars Product packaging a little lacking 2 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have been looking for this item on cd for some time as a gift for my father to update his tape copy. I was delighted to find it, but disappointed that the box has several cracks, presumably incurred during shipping. Considering this is meant to be a gift, it's a shame. The item arrived in a thin cardboard wrapping. I can't help wondering if the damage could have been avoided if the packaging had been more comprehensive. The cds play fine, the damaging to the box did not result in damage to the cds thankfully.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 7 Nov 2013
By J. Kennedy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In 1994, here in the US, the Disney channel aired a documentary called "Irish Music and America, A Musical Migration."
I've always wished there was a soundtrack of the documentary, but was unable to find anything back then. I was excited to find that the BBC had done a similar series and all of the music from the same artists were on their CD! Price was reasonable for a two-set CD package.
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 27 April 2013
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It didn't have the song I was looking for and the rest of the music on the CD was not the type
I enjoy.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Track Listing 12 July 2011
By Alain - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Disc One

April The 3rd - Donal Lunny & Friends

My Love Is In America - Dolores Keane with Mick Hanly

A Stór Mo Chroí - Rita & Sara Keane

When First Into This Country - The Lee Valley String Band

Carolina Star - The Lee Valley String Band [1]

Kilkelly - Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane, Robbie O'Connell

Thousands Are Sailing - Philip Chevron

The Bucks Of Oranmore - The Hughes' Band

Rose Connolly - The Everly Brothers

Lakes of Ponchartrain - Hothouse Flowers

Humours Of Galway - De Dannan

Sonny - Emmylou Harris, Dolores Keane, Mary Black

Grey Funnel Line - Emmylou Harris, Dolores Keane, Mary Black

Nothing But The Same Old Story - Paul Brady

Kevin Griffins - Sharon Shannon, Mary Custy, Eoin O'Neill

No Frontiers - Mary Black

You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time - Luka Bloom

Disc Two

Go mBeannaoithar Duit - Peadar O'Riada & Cór Cúil Aodh [1]

Carolan's Farewell To Music - Máire Ní Chathasaigh

An T-Aiséirí - Noirín Ní Riain & The Monks Of Glenstall Abbey

Oileánn/Island - Míchael O'Súilleabháin & The Irish Chamber Orchestra with John McCarthy

Idir Eatarthu/Between Worlds - Míchael O'Súilleabháin & The Irish Chamber Orchestra [1]

Mischievous Ghost - Elvis Costello with Mary Coughlan

Equinox - Davy Spillane

Blue - An Emotional Fish with Máire Ní Bhraonáin

St. Ann's Reel - Ricky Skaggs, Paddy Glackin, Mark O'Connor

The Dimming Of The Day - Richard Thompson, Mary Black

Cooler At The Edge - Sonny Condell

Glen Road To Carrick - Paddy Glackin, Seamas Glackin, Kevin Glackin

Don't Let Our Love Die - The Everly Brothers

Easter Snow - Catherine Ennis, Liam O'Flynn

All Messed Up - Pierce Turner

Tunes - Roger Sherlock, Bobby Casey, John Bowe, Tom Nagle, Eilish Byrne, Siobhan O'Donnell

Western Highway - Maura O'Connell

A Song For The Life - The Waterboys

The Parting Glass - The Voice Squad

A Stóir Mo Chroí - Liam O'Flynn [1]
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