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Forty Years Of Irish Piping Import


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Listen  1. The Merry Blacksmith/The Rainy Day/The Silver Spear 3:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. First You Must Learn The Grip 1:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Bucks Of Oranmore 1:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Bucks Of Oranmore/The Sligo Maid's Lament 3:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Praties Are Dug And The Frost Is All Over 1:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Fox Chase 8:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. If All The Young Maidens Were Blackbirds And Thrushes 1:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Copperplate Reel 1:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Silver Spear/The Dublin Reel/Miss Monahan 4:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Salamanca/Duke Gordon 4:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Don Niperi Septo 7:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Donegal Reel 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Paudeen O'Rafferty/The Friar's Jig 3:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Speed The Plough/The Merry Blacksmith/The Forge Music 3:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. The Lark's March 4:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Sixpenny Money/When The Cock Crows It Is Day 2:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Piper Of The Embers/Down The Back Lane/Sixpenny Money/Paudeen O'Rafferty 4:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. I'll Mend Your Pots And Kettles O 1:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The Broken Pledge 2:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Paddy Killoran's Reel 1:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Gentle Philip Fahy 6:23£0.79  Buy MP3 

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Definitive, if not exemplary sample of Ennis' piping 9 July 2000
By Simon Burris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
At last this title is released on CD format, after many years being available only on tape from Green Linnet. The packaging itself is charming: there is even a photograph inside of Ennis at four years of age, holding what seems to be a home-made set of toy pipes.
The tracks themselves cover a wide range in repetoire, time and sound quality. The first few tracks are particularly "old fashioned" in their sound quality. But this low fidelity is more than made up for by the level of Ennis' playing as a younger man. Put simply, his reels can be blisteringly alive when he really goes at it in these earlier tracks.
There are, of course, many of the usual sqeaks and squawks (and the occasional false start) one associates with Ennis recordings. For an enthusiast, these are endearing; for a first-time listener they may be off-putting. I think it is safe to say this CD will most please those who already have a strong interest in the uilleann pipes and in Ennis specifically. (I suggest "The Wandering Minstrel" as an excellent Ennis CD for the beginner.)
Like "Bonny Bunch of Roses", "Forty Years" has a couple of spoken tracks, which are obviously tongue in cheek and are sure to raise a smile. Also like "Bonny Bunch", there are a couple of whistle tracks as impressive as anything else on the CD.
A final word for all the Spilane fans out there. This is a hard-core uilleann piping CD: there are no rainsticks, tablas, marimbas, synthesizers or didgeridoos. There is, in fact, no accompaniment other than the creaking of Ennis' bellows as he pumps air into a set which is legendary for its leakiness. This is a CD for listening and studying; transcendental meditators ought look elsewhere.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Roots. 11 Oct. 2000
By Carlos Urtasun Estanga - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Great album.
In my opinion, better than published by Tara 'The Best of Irish Piping'.
All the flavor and knowledge of Seamus Ennis in an essential disc for which they love the uilleann pipe.
Very interesting the photos that contain.
The root and inspiration of pipers as the great Liam O'Flynn or Dicky Deegan is here.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Classic material 2 Feb. 2004
By Kevin L. Rietmann - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The best of this album positively jumps out of the speakers out of you; when Seamus got a full head of steam going his piping had a magic about it, almost. Some of the material here is derived from LPs such as Gael-Linn's Seoda Ceoil 2, or Folkways's World Library Of Folk & Primitive Music, Vol. 2, which has now been reissued, with some additional items by Seamus on it that weren't included here. None of these sources are credited properly, and producer Pat Sky leaves out tune titles, puts others in the wrong order, and cites Seamus's early take of the reel the Bucks of Oranmore as displaying an immature style, somehow, as compared to the later take. Actually it was recorded three years later. The earlier take was sped up enormously for some reason, putting Seamus's C# pipes in the pitch of E. Sloppy! But these are mere quibbles, like one of Seamus's chanter squeals, that get overwhelmed by the wonderful music itself.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Must-Have for Fans of Irish Piping 3 Feb. 2012
By Seraphim W - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The sound quality is a bit off due to the age (personally, I think it adds an element of charm to it), but otherwise, Mr. Ennis's piping ability is simply out of this world. A must have for fans of the Uillean pipes as well as even the most casual Hibernophile.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Traditional Piping. 16 Oct. 2014
By Gracia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Beautiful traditional Irish piping. Not the new stuff, but so much better. I like the old musicians their take on
Their own music.
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