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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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This is one of three albums from the Bothy Band which crackled and exploded onto the Irish and International stage from the mid/late seventies, and brought erstwhile flagging Irish Trad back to life - with professional devotion, blood surging energy, and sheer pleasure. Irish trad woke up, and a new and grateful audience was quickly established which has seen Trad thrive, and sing to this day.

Most of the pieces are reels, and jigs, with natural traditional instruments - feadog, bodhran, fiddle, guitar, flute and pipes.

However the best instrument to my ears - (and undoubtedly one of the world's best kept secrets) is the uniquely sensitive, instinctively musical - and utterly compelling voice of Micheal O Domhnaill. (Micheal sadly passed away in 2006.) Sadly it is only in recent times that people are becoming aware of his unique sound.

On this album he sings two lovely traditional Gaelic ballads, including 'Tiocfaidh an Samraidh'. However his voice can also be heard on his later albums. where he collaborated with a variety of established Trad musicians - including Kevin Burke, Paddy Glackin and his sisters Triona and Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill.
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These guys are the rock and rollers of traditional Irish music; their stuff might not suit every traditionalist but I love it. For sheer musicianship they are, for me, the best.
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I used to love listening to this album on vinyl. Now living in a small apartment, I cannot accommodate a good turntable based system so bought the CD. Whilst this CD does not have the depth & quality of the vinyl it is still very good & reminds me if why I loved the Bothy Band.
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HASH(0x925f69b4) out of 5 stars Often emulated, never beaten 31 July 2003
By Huck Flynn - Published on
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The Bothies were the ultimate irish trad band, they almost invented modern trad music and the sounds they made are as startlingly original today as they were in the 1970s. Each member was a virtuoso player steeped in tradition with their own individual voice and style. But how they blended to make the most magnificent irish music - Keenan's pipes, peoples (later Burke's) fiddle, Molloy's flute, Lunny on bouzouki and bodhran and the O'Domhnaill's - Micheal on guitar and vocals, Triona on keyboards and vocals. Lilting airs and songs interspersed with delirious driving reels and jigs played at a speed and verve never before witnessed. Every track is a gem and there are wonderful arrangements in the sets and songs, inventive, melodic, awesome technique. Several generations of trad players and younger groups acknowledge their indebtedness to the BB and the inspiration they have drawn from the old masters. Some can play as fast or can do clever things but none have matched the heart in the music of the Bothy Band. Essential music for any collection.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x95fc1e1c) out of 5 stars A thoroughly fine recording 21 May 1998
By P. Lozar - Published on
Format: Audio CD
After the impact of the Bothy Band's first album (1975), this one seemed rather a letdown. Some of the band's "edge" came from the creative but rather erratic fiddler Tommy Peoples, who was succeeded on this album by Kevin Burke. Still, the performances are outstanding all around, the traditional tunes are presented in a fresh new guise, and if this had been the band's first album it would have knocked everyone's socks off. Definitely not to be overlooked.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9532f84c) out of 5 stars Great traditional Irish music 29 Dec. 2001
By J. Stevens - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is a classic record by a group with a great cache. Maid of Coolmoor is a beautiful song, one I've loved for over 25 years. I recommend this album.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9265a780) out of 5 stars Traditional Irish music at its best 4 July 1998
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This is irish music at its best....musical layers added expertly together making a rich and complicated whole. The is a wonderful mixture of moods in this album...flippant...sad....haunting...The gaelic songs will put chills in your spine...I don't think I have heard another album of Irish music that I have enjoyed or appreciated more.
HASH(0x93515dec) out of 5 stars Classic Celtic 18 Mar. 2014
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I've always liked Irish/Celtic music just fine, but never bought any. When I heard that this band had a big impact in reviving and developing the style, I decided to buy the album. I'm glad I did. There's a good variety on here, and they are all great musicians. The a cappella part in "Fionghuala" blows me away--I wonder how many takes they had to do before they got it down! The speed of the song, lilting rhythm, and almost electronic precision of their voices shattered my preconceptions of what is possible with a cappella.

Even so, "Fionghuala" isn't even my favorite song on the album (though it might be the most striking). It's just all so good. If you like folk, acoustic, or just want to hear what is possible when great musicians push the envelope, this is a good album.
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