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The Old Simplicity - Niamh Parsons
Track Listing
  1. 1917
  2. Poor Irish Stranger
  3. Cumba an Ghrį
  4. Ye Rambling Boys of Pleasure
  5. No Half Measures
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  1. 1917
  2. Poor Irish Stranger
  3. Cumba an Ghrį
  4. Ye Rambling Boys of Pleasure
  5. No Half Measures
  6. No Telling
  7. The Old Simplicity
  8. John Condon
  9. Moll and Poll Ha'penny
  10. Blue Murder
  11. He Fades Away
  12. Long Cookstown
  13. The Peddler
  14. The Men That God Made Mad
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On her first offering in nearly four years, Niamh (pronounced "Neeve") Parsons delivers her most powerful and serious recording yet. Her voice is singular, a trademark, much like Linda Thompson's -- and in fact Parsons covers the latter's "No Telling" here. She revisits the amorous territory of 2002's Heart's Desire but juxtaposes it against songs of war, aging, and injustice. Parsons' producer is Dennis Cahill once again, and Graham Dunne remains her guitarist and musical foil. The traditional material here -- "Poor Irish ...

The Old Simplicity 2006, Green Linnet

UPC: 048248123228

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