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Playlist - October 9

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October 9, 2011 – PROGRAM # 1229
IRELAND REPORT with Brian Nolan, Galway

Ireland Report News Correspondents
Patricia Sharkey, Editor, Donegal Newsletter
Brian Nolan, Barna, Co. Galway
Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen & Dublin
Maírtin O’Muilleoir, Belfast
Balmoral Sinn Féin Representative,
Belfast Media Group
Pittsburgh Irish Network,

October Sponsor of The Ireland Report
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Sean MacBride Division 32, Carnegie PA

An Inspirational Moment Sponsored by
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians,
Maude Gonne Division 32, Carnegie PA

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Revisited
Special Guest: Sean Cogan of The Cogan Brothers

The "Cork Hornpipe" selection is from the 1952 recording. It was recorded by Jean Ritchie in 1952 but not released on LP until 1960.

The "Wren Song" recording is from the famous 1955 "Lark in the Morning" release. "These recordings started it all...."

Intro: Diane Hamilton was a Field-Collector of Folk Songs and in 1955 she traveled around Ireland & collected many songs with several recorded in the Makem home in Keady, South Armagh. Yet more songs were collected from the Clancy’s in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. The final result is this treasure “The Lark in the Morning”

Dowdling by Mrs. Joan Clancy
The Little Beggarman by Mrs. Sarah Makem & Tommy Makem
LP ‘The Lark in the Morning’

Barnyards of Delgaty - live in Boston, 1959. This song is pretty common to CB&TM fans, but this recording is an unreleased gem.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley’ featuring Tommy Makem
The Rising of The Moon: Irish Songs of Rebellion
This is an excellent example of the many songs which serve both as love lyric and rebel song. The scene described refers to the 1798 rising. The words are the work of Robert Dwyer Joyce, a professor of English Literature at Catholic University in Dublin. In danger of arrest for rebel activities. Joyce fled to the US. He later returned to Ireland and died in Dublin in 1883.

Old Man Came Courting - 1961, live. It's a shame this recording was never released in the 60's. It was recorded at the same sessions that produced their first Columbia LP "A Spontaneous Performance Recording" at the NYC Columbia 30th St. studio. It wasn't released until 1995 on the boxed set "Ain't It Grand: Un-Iissued Gems".

The Croppy Boy featuring Liam Clancy
The Rising of The Moon: Irish Songs of Rebellion"

Maid of Fife - 1964, live - rare Canadian Mono Mix. This is from the LP "Recorded Live In Ireland" which was recorded in August of 1964 at Ulster Hall in Belfast. There is a rare Canadian mono pressing of the LP which switches "Nightingale" and "Wild Rover" in the running order of the LP. Also, Maid of Fife has the complete spoken intro by Tom Clancy. It was edited, quite noticeably, on all other versions of the LP which is a shame because it's really funny! The LP also has a spoken intro to "Rocks of Bawn" by Paddy Clancy which was cut completely on the other versions of the record.

Freedom's Sons - 1966 - UK only 45 RPM - Studio version. his studio recording was only released in the UK on 45 rpm in 1966. It has not appeared on any other LP or CD since that time.

Introduction by Tommy Makem, The Old Orange Flute featuring Tommy Makem on vocals the chorus
CD “The Best of the CB & TM”. Recorded March 13, 1964 at Carnegie Hall, New York. From the Columbia album “Live & Lusty: The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Return to Carnegie Hall”

Reels: Last Night’s Fun Set by Cherish The Ladies
CD ‘The Girls Won’t Leave the Boys Alone’

The Ireland Report with Brian Nolan, Galway

I’m A Free Born Man Of The Traveling People
CD ‘The Best of the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem’. Song written by Ewan McCall, recorded Nov. 5, 1966 at Carnegie Hall, NY Liam Clancy gives the introduction.

Isn’t It Grand Boys
LP “The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Reunion

Time, Gentlemen, Time solo by Tom Clancy
LP ‘The Clancy Brothers Welcome To Our House’


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