November 10, 2017

Irish Pirate Ballads And Other Songs Of The Sea

Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40553

Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 2009
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Celtic
[Tracklist]
01 Ten Thousand Miles Away (3:36)
02 The Ballad Of O Bruadair / Out On The Ocean (3:53)
03 Saucy Ward (4:12)
04 Captain Coulston (5:36)
05 Granuaile (3:47)
06 Get Up Jack, John, Sit Down / Miss Thornton's (4:28)
07 The Flying Cloud (6:25)
08 Larry Maher's Big 5-Gallon Jar (3:13)
09 Bold McCarthy (The City Of Baltimore) (4:39)
10 All For Me Grog / Parnell's March (3:53)
11 Castle Gardens (Sixty Years Ago) (4:55)
12 The Lowlands Low (4:12)
13 The River Lea (5:34)
[Credits]
Dan Milner (vocals) John Doyle (guitar/bouzouki/vocals) Bob Conroy (banjo) Tim Collins (concertina) Gabriel Donohue (bouzouki/accordion/guitar/mandolin) Brian Conway (fiddle) Joanie Madden (flute/whistle)
[Notes]
Pirates, shanghaiers, slavers, and smugglers are just some of the central characters in this album of lusty, authentic maritime songs; others are ardent patriots, hard-pressed immigrants, and weathered sailors sheltering in the taverns of the seven seas. All are midway between some dicey spot in life and an uncertain future. Their compelling stories of bold adventure are excitingly re-told here by an all-star crew of Irish singers and musicians led by vocalist/author Dan Milner.

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