Monday, December 29, 2008

Music From Coleman Country

The Coleman Country Traditional Society (Leader LEA 2044) 1972

















This field recording was made in 1971 in County Sligo, the home of Michael Coleman (1889-1945) who recorded prolifically in the 1920s and 30s. His music was carried on by local musicians during the lean years when Irish traditional music became unfashionable. Many of these tunes will be familiar to anyone who has attended a pub session anywhere in the British Isles (and elsewhere) but when this album was released many of the tunes were still unknown to most of the folk world.

Tracks:

Side One
1. reels: O'rourke's; The Wild Irishman
2. reel: The Laurel Tree
3. reel: The Blackthorn Stick
4. jigs: Willie Coleman's; Brendan Tone Rowe's No.2
5. reel: The Musical Priest
6. reel: Trim The Velvet
7. hornpipe: The Cuckoo Hornpipe
8. reels: Boys At The Lough; The Devils Of Dublin
9. reel: The Wise Maid

Side Two
1. jigs: Strike The Gay Harp; Lough Gowna Jig
2. reel: Lord Gordon's Reel
3. reel: The Fox Chase
4. jigs: The Killavil Jig; The Lilting Banshee; The Kid On The Mountain
5. reel: Miss McLeod's Reel
6. reels: Michael Rilly's; Martin Wynne's No. 2
7. slow air: Anachuin
8. reels: The Morning Dew; The Woman Of The House; Rakish Paddy

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Enjoy!

8 Comments:

Blogger The Irate Pirate said...

wow! what a treasure. thanks again reynardine, you hero! i really love old time irish music, especially in a rural setting like this, it's just perfect.

30 December, 2008 00:19  
Anonymous Joetomrud said...

Thanks very much for this - it was a fixture in our house back in the day. Never thought I'd hear it again! You should get an Arts Council grant for this good work!

30 December, 2008 02:02  
Blogger Sean said...

Thanks Reynardine for this post of essential Irish traditional music. Without some of the posts here, I would have no other source for these recordings. Much appreciated

24 January, 2009 10:08  
Blogger Nemo said...

Hello
Anybody has "The Coleman Archive vol.1 - The Living Tradition" ?
I can't find it anywhere...
Thanks
Bye
Nemo

27 September, 2009 05:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any one know who the house in the picture belongs to?

01 December, 2009 23:27  
Blogger Don said...

Hello. Who house in the picture?

01 December, 2009 23:29  
Blogger Don said...

Anyone know who the house from the picture belongs to?

01 December, 2009 23:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the house belong to the man himself

19 April, 2010 07:06  

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