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jigs and reels a la Steeleye

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Initial post: 9 May 2009 11:29:59 BDT
Sparky says:
I would love to have a cd composed entirely of the kind of jigs and reels you get on Steeleye Span albums but have not managed to find one. I could rip them all off their individual albums and burn my own but I'm looking for some new stuff really. I have Rags Reels and Airs by Dave Swarbrick but it doesn't quite hit the spot for me. Is there anything out there or have Steeleye nicked all the best ones already?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2009 16:31:24 BDT
Mr. R. Duhig says:
Why don't you try Faieport Convention's "Expletive Delighted" a CD entirely made up of instrumentals? It can often be found packaged with the "Glady's Leap CD. Published by Folkprint the cat no. is FP002CD.


Posted on 17 May 2009 19:39:47 BDT
Sparky says:
Cheers Rob, I'll look into that one.

Posted on 23 May 2009 18:11:04 BDT
Altan do a fair number of jigs and reels but couldn't say if the have an entire album of such. Bound to have their own website though which might help.

Posted on 23 May 2009 19:49:00 BDT
S.R.J says:
If it's jigs and reels you are after I would agree, an Altan album should do it. Or try 'Lunasa' or any album by 'Solas'. Some really gorgeous and mind blowing displays of talent by both bands.

Posted on 23 May 2009 21:24:42 BDT
Sparky says:
Thanks guys, appreciate your help. Youtube here I come !!

Posted on 24 May 2009 20:17:10 BDT
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Posted on 26 May 2009 20:45:41 BDT
David Morgan says:
I go along with many of the groups mentioned earlier (Altan, Lunasa), I would add De Danaan, Danu, Dervish, The Bothy Band, Patrick Street of the Irish Tradition.

Posted on 26 May 2009 20:47:05 BDT
S.R.J says:
Or the mighty Deaf Shepherds, now they can throw a great jig.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2009 21:15:20 BDT
Mark Kibble says:
I've been listening to a band called Touchstone on spotify, 80s celtic folk, both of their albums should appeal.

Posted on 1 Jun 2009 10:45:09 BDT
Bit late to add to this thread, but Barry Dransfield's eponymously titled solo debut has some great rustic jigs and reels along with some marvellous songs (The Werewolf, She's Like The Swallow).

Posted on 18 Jun 2009 23:49:06 BDT
when will the tv series of this great insight be made available ??

for all classics too important to be denied,,

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Posted on 21 Jun 2009 02:15:55 BDT
Mr. P. Hurst says:
Anyone know any US ir canadian artists doing jigs and reeks with a cajun or country hint. I like my folk fusions.

Thanks for the advice given here as well cos I am tracking down Instrumentals.

Why on earth do I like Steeleye early stuff better than later ? It all get a bit much from Gaudete onwards for me

Posted on 21 Jun 2009 12:30:44 BDT
S.R.J says:
Mr Hurst-'Millish'

Posted on 22 Sep 2009 14:32:02 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
most of the best irish bands trad CDs have songs as well as tunes
eg the peerless Bothy Band and wonderful Altan and Dervish - multi instrumental playing
Lunasa don't have a singer so fit the bill pretty well although they do perform a lot of original or recently written tunes
there are many fine solo instrument layers - Martin Hayes (fiddle) with Dennis Cahill (guitar)
Matt Molloy (Bothy Band) - flute albums recommended
Liz Carroll - Lost in the Loop is great - mainly fiddle
De Dannan

or Groups from America
- Solas (amazing - particularly there first 3 albums)
- Cherish the Ladies

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham have a number of fine instrumental albums - mixture of trad scottish and irish dance tunes but also a lot of Phil's own slow airs - mainly just accordion and fiddle

Indispensible: Bothy Band "Live Afterhours" (in Paris)

Posted on 7 Dec 2009 16:46:17 GMT
tony d says:
If you want something more electric, try Shooglenifty, Peatbog Faeries and Afro Celts albums

Posted on 7 Dec 2009 16:46:20 GMT
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Posted on 15 Dec 2009 09:32:33 GMT
Anacrusis says:
Or Flook (Irish), Michael McGoldrick (Wired and Fused are two fusion albums) and if you want specifically English then stuff by Whapweasel, who are managed by Rick Kemp and influenced by him
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