Saturday, November 01, 2008

Mick Hanly

As I Went Over Blackwater (1980)


Mulligan LUN 040, LP

Sweet stuff from a fella from Limerick, Ireland -- in fact, one of my favorite modern trad-folk albums. I'm afraid this lovely set of Irish ballads may be a bit hard to find, as are most of Hanly's records, but it's certainly worth the search. It features several tastefully rendered tradional ballads, as well as what may be the definitive version of Colm Sand's "Every Circumstance," one of my favorite modern trad-folk tunes. Also, for a waggish glimpse into modern pub culture, check out the a capella "Scourge Of The Nation," which laments the growing prevalence of TV screens in Ireland's once-gabby local taverns. A warm, understated album that really should get re-released on CD someday

Musicians:
Mick Hanly: Vocals, Guitar
Donal Lunny: Bazouki
Andy Irvine: Mandolin, Hurdygurdy
Matt Molloy: Flute
Noel Hill: Concertina
Paddy Glackin: Fiddle
Declan Sinnott: Electric Slide Guitar

Tracks:
01. Jack Haggerty
02. The Guerriere and the Constitution
03. Every Circumstance
04. The Dewey Dens of Yarrow
05. Miss Bailey - Jessica's Polka
06. I Wish My Love Was a Red Red Rose
07. Off to California and the Plains of Boyle
08. The Scourge of the Nation
09. As I Went Over Blackwater
Quality: VBR 210 kbps

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7 Comments:

Blogger Niall said...

Great Post,for a really under listened artist......unfortunaly the password is causing problems ?/
Thanks Niall

Fantastic blog !!!!!!

01 November, 2008 07:22  
Anonymous joetomrud said...

I remember buying this at the Ballisodare festival in Sligo in 1980 - still have it, but sadly it's completely unplayable (too many parties....sigh)
Wonderful playing and singing, and a great choice of material, thank you for posting it here. Great sound quality as well!
Mick Hanly is still playing and touring - I saw him at the recent tribute concert to the great Dublin guitarist Jimmy Faulkner - but no word of a new album.
His album "Still Not Cured" has never been re-released, does anybody have it?

01 November, 2008 08:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great reissue:
ALICIA MAY - SKINNYDIPPING IN THE FLOWERS

01 November, 2008 17:56  
Blogger dweller said...

lovely lovely album,
its a shame that the rip is so poor , lots of skipping rendering unlistenable in places,,,

I hope someone puts up a better rip as it seems that it is a rarity.

04 November, 2008 07:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fine music. Thanks for sharing.
Dave

05 November, 2008 07:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A repost would be very hugely massively appreciated. :)

04 June, 2014 01:11  
Blogger Mike Anderson said...

Yes - please repost?...

04 June, 2014 01:28  

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