Sunday, March 29, 2009

Al O'Donnell

Al O'Donnell (1972)



Al O'Donnell developed his interest in folk music while attending Art College in Nottingham, listening to Ewan McColl, Peggy Seeger, Pete Seeger, Martin Carthy, The Watersons. Learning from such fine singers he started to play gigs in nearby folk clubs. The Irish folk scene was just developing at that time (1960's) and over the last 40 years he has become "one of the great voices in our singing tradition". He also was one of the members of Sweeney's Men.

Tracks:
01 - Avondale
02 - Streets of Derry
03 - Lord Inchiquin
04 - Larry
05 - Maid on the Mountain
06 - Green Linnet
07 - Ramble Away
08 - Matt Hyland
09 - Crooked Jack
10 - Cuilin
11 - Me Tune
12 - James Connelly
13 - Ned of the Hill

Quality: 224kbps

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13 Comments:

Anonymous ronestar said...

Could you re-up this? Please?

Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger - Classic Scots Ballads (1959 reissued 1997)

29 March, 2009 13:41  
Blogger Dave said...

Wonderful music. If it wasn't for your fine blog, I'd never have a chance to hear such artists. Thanks again,
Dave

30 March, 2009 03:06  
Blogger Thïrd World Man said...

Terrific rendition of 'Crooked Jack'...thanks!

30 March, 2009 09:59  
Anonymous Bob said...

This is an excellent album. As usual I'm surprised by the quality of the music on your blog. It's a damn shame artists like these have been forgotten. Many thanks for letting us have a taste of it!

02 April, 2009 02:07  
Blogger Jelmar said...

I had never heard of him before. Fantastic album!

07 April, 2009 08:48  
Blogger Rod Warner said...

Thanks for this - Al O Donnell a great singer - I saw him a couple of times when he was in Nottingham - at the old News House pub, I think. Also caught him in Dublin some years ago - and I gather he is still around and playing...

30 April, 2009 19:18  
Blogger James said...

Just stumbled upon this artist and loved his music. What a wonderful resource you have provided here in making this material available. Thank you so much.

17 December, 2009 14:42  
Blogger James said...

Just stumbled upon this artist and loved his music. What a wonderful resource you have provided here in making this material available. Thank you so much.

17 December, 2009 14:45  
Blogger Donie Mac said...

I downloaded this and it says I need a password to listen to it, can anyone help?

24 March, 2010 01:43  
Blogger Donie Mac said...

Have downloaded this, and it says I need a password to listen to it, any help would be appreciated?

24 March, 2010 01:43  
Blogger XFem said...

Such a shame this is a very hard album to find. Thank you for reviving it!

19 September, 2011 07:51  
Blogger XFem said...

Such a shame albums like this are so hard to find today. Thank you for reviving it!

19 September, 2011 07:52  
Anonymous Terry said...

With great respect to other folk singers and musicians, Al O'Donnell is (in my opinion) the best of all. His playing, whether banjo or guitar and superb singing is a joy to hear. He brings true feeling to the songs. I am fortunate enough to have both his 1970s albums.unfortunately I no longer have anything to play them on, which may be just as well because they would be worn out by now.

12 December, 2011 04:52  

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