Absolutely Irish - Various Artists
Track Listing
  1. The House in the Glen/The Bohola Jig/Josie McDermott's/Free and Easy
  2. The King's Shilling
  3. Before the Storm/The Black Rogue/The Lass of Ballintra/The (Other) High
  4. McNally's Row of Flats
  5. The Green Hills of Tyrol/The Fermony Lassies/The Pinch of Snuff
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  1. The House in the Glen/The Bohola Jig/Josie McDermott's/Free and Easy
  2. The King's Shilling
  3. Before the Storm/The Black Rogue/The Lass of Ballintra/The (Other) High
  4. McNally's Row of Flats
  5. The Green Hills of Tyrol/The Fermony Lassies/The Pinch of Snuff
  6. Jim O'Keefe's/The Clog/The Star Above the Garter/The Hare in the Corn
  7. June Apple
  8. The Flower of Kilkenny
  9. Planxty Miss Maxwell
  10. Lark in the Morning/Cannabhan Ban/Humours of Ballyloughlin
  11. Fair London Town
  12. Kitty O'Neill's Champion Jig
  13. The Trip to Parliament/The Torn Jacket
  14. Fiddle Extravaganza: Never Was Piping So Gay/The Chandelier/Paddy Fahey
  15. The Leaving of Liverpool
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It does exactly what it says on the tin. The soundtrack of the PBS show is a live affair, using some of the very best Irish and Irish-American singers, musicians, and dancers to offer a showcase of the country. A lot of the instrumental work is stunning (listen to "Before the Storm" where the flute enters and it moves into an impossible double time, for instance), and some of the songs, like "Fair London Town" are moving. But some things might have been better left off the disc, like "Kitty O'Neill's Champion Jig," ...

Absolutely Irish 2008, Compass

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