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It's a rebadged "Lead the Knave"!,
This review is from: Traditional Irish Jigs, Reels And Airs (Audio CD)
The previous reviewer says more or less this is a hotchpotch of music, gathered from a variety of sources.
Actually, it is exactly the same track listing as the album by the two named musicians called "Lead the Knave", originally released in 1989. Far from being a farrago from hither and thither, it is an eclectic collection of tunes as originally released together. To my mind, it is an outstanding album, suggesting Artie McGlynn's wide-ranging interests but respect for the best of Irish and international traditional musics (without anything cloying or incense-laden - the most pensive track on the album is the genuinely beautiful and unfulsomely yearning "Cape Clear"). Nollaig may be a musical pivot that brings the music back to Ireland, but she plays with spirit and lift as well as consistency.
For this reason, I wouldn't agree that the cover image - or title - of this rebadged album represents the contents well. Rather, both title and image suggest an ill-advised attempt by whoever released this album to cash in on the American faux-romatic mystical-nostalgic market.
The original album has a phot of the two players, track listing with musicainas credited, and a sleevenote by Paul Brady.
I cannot comment on the reproduction quality of this rebadged product. But the original "Lead the Knave" is good quality - some tracks at higher volume quality than others, but otherwise true.
Buy the more faithful and honest original, you will enjoy it!!