The sound quality on this CD is a credit to the work of David Lennick. I would respectfully take issue with the title which would suggest that all the artists are "legendary". They certainly are not. The reference by Dr. Lyn Scenbeck to "Joe" Feeney as probably the best known tenor in North America in the 50's and 60's is at best an exaggeration. Actually, the man's name was John (or Jack to his friends)!! And then after all the eulogising, Feeney is not even named on the advertised list of artists - either on Disk 1 or Disk 2!
By contrast, there is no biographical note on Christopher Lynch, who had replaced the great Richard Crooks on the famous Voice of Firestone Concerts. The quality of Lynch's singing deserved greater exposure. The importance given by Dr Shenbeck to Moore's Melodies is well stated but takes up much more space in his introduction than is warranted by the selection- with just three of Moore's out of twelve lyrics. Richard Hayward is far from comfortable with The Galway Shawl which is essentailly a folk song and can only be given justice by a singer of the calibre of Nioclas Toibin. But all things considered "Legendary Irish Tenors" would be welcome addition to any collection of good Irish music.