Saturday, December 16, 2006

Recommend by Shane...
"The McPeake Family" 1962


Shane:
Just came across this site the other day - its a real find! Got a load of great stuff already. Maybe people are already familiar with the McPeake Family (from Belfast, Ireland). Theres some biographical info at this site. Their music is really great and probably my favorite recorded Irish folk music. Its very much at the traditional end of the folk spectrum - hardly a hint of psych in it - but the voices and instruments (mostly harp and pipes) are really rich and warm. I recorded this off vinyl - i dont think that it has been issued on cd or that it is still readily available. This is my first attempt to rapid-share something so i hope it works and that someone will like it!

8 Comments:

Anonymous rt said...

great post, thank you.

16 December, 2006 14:24  
Anonymous eg said...

this is a great find for me, living in a bavarian village, where the very Roger Casement mentioned in the McPeake's introduction to Lament for Aughrim sojourned in the summer of 1916, his last summer in freedom. And I´m also glad to listen to their song Eileen Aroon, which i like so much and have listened to already over a hundred times in Bob Dylan's live interpretations. thank you very much indeed

04 January, 2007 20:48  
Anonymous eg said...

btw, casement's last summer was in 1915 of course

05 January, 2007 04:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, this is brilliant stuff, I am basically begging for more because they certainly are not on CD anywhere...

25 June, 2007 15:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dylan: You have to reach! There's another group I used to listen to called the McPeake Family. I don't know if you ever heard of them?

Bono: The McPeake Family! I'd love to have heard of them, with a name like that.

Dylan: They are great. Paddy Clancy recorded them. He had a label called Tradition Records, and he used to bring back these records; they recorded for Prestige at the time, and Tradition Records, his company. They were called The McPeake family. They were even more rural than the Clancy Brothers. The Clancy Brothers had always that touch of commerciality to them - you didn't mind it, but it was still there, whereas the McPeake Family sang with harps. The old man, he played the harp - and it was that (gestures) big - and the drums.

Bono: Were they a real family?

Dylan: Yeah, they were a real family..."

01 October, 2007 23:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pleeeease reup this...pretty please

12 April, 2008 20:27  
Blogger Lizardson said...

alt
http://time-has-told-me.blogspot.com/2007/12/by-gonzo-19.html

12 April, 2008 20:34  
Blogger whadefu said...

thanx 4 this, unfortunately the links are now dead - but it has been a good while since the post...

24 April, 2008 01:56  

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