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Good Mix of Traditional and Modern Irish Artists
on 7 February 2014
Definitely a mixed bag of Irish music on this Cd, from Traditional singers and songs like, Foster and Alan with Maggie and Bunch of Thyme, Daniel O'Donnell with Danny Boy and What Happened to old Fashioned Love, The Dubliners with Seven Drunken Nights and Black Velvet Band, they also perform with The Pogues on The Irish Rover. Also Josef Locke with Hear my Song Violetta and Galway Bay, and Niamh Kavanagh with In Your Eyes, Christy Moore with Rides On, Sharon Shannon with Blackbird, The Fureys and Davey Arthur with When You Were Sweet Sixteen, Maura O'Connell with Summerfly, Paul Brady with The Homes of Donegal, Altan with Dark Haired Lass/Biddy from Muckross/ Sean Maguire's Reels, Maire Breatnach with Manannan/ Tir Tairngri, Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan with Rock 'n' Roll Kids, Dominic Kirwan Through the Eyes of an Irishman, to more pop music with the likes of Feargal Sharkey with A Good Heart and She Moved Through the Fair, Sinead Lohan with Bee in the Bottle, Dolores Keane and The Island, De Danann and Mary Black with Song for Ireland, Van Morrison with Brown Eyed Girl, The Saw Doctors with Never Mind the Strangers, Mary Coughlan with The Laziest Gal in Town, Thin Lizzy with everyones favourite song- Whiskey in the Jar, to more haunting soul touching music from Clannad with the Theme from Harry's Game, Maire Brennan on her own with Against the Wind, Sinead O'Connor with Thanks You for Hearing Me, Davy Spillane with A Place Among the Stones, Brian Kennedy with Carrickfergus to 4 of the greatest Eurovision songs, Johnny Logan with both of his winning songs What's Another Year and Hold Me Now, one of my earliest memories of the song contest thewonderful Dana singing All Kinds of Everything, to the ethereal sound of Eimear Quinn with The Voice, and the great craze that became Riverdance I believe first came from an interval act at the Eurovision song contest in Dublin, we have John Anderson Concert Orchestra with Riverdance.
Certainly a good combination of old and new acts and their songs, probably good for a family party with mixed age groups, but for me it is a good mix, but not the best there were a few that could have been left out in favour of other Irish performers or just a better song. So if you like these artists and many of their songs, its worth buying. Only problem I had was a long wait with the delivery of this item, so if you want it for St Patrick's day order a good couple of weeks in advance.