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Irish Ballads & Songs of the Sea
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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 i... more »
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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. 40 page booklet, 13 tracks, 58 Minutes.
A Must Have!
webby2000 | Rehoboth, MA United States | 06/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thanks Dan for preserving these songs! The album is fantastic! As you are listening, you can just imagine men on a ship a "hundred years ago" working the sails and ropes...you just want to sing along with every song! I gave my first album away to someone in Salem, MA celebrating Nathaniel Bowditch's anniversary. (Nathaniel invented the sextant and was author of "The New American Practical Navigator.")Now I must buy a second!"
Top-notch songs of the sea from a great label.
webby2000 | 05/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Renowned New York Irish instrumentalists Billy McComiskey and Brian Conway, 1986 All-Ireland Champions on accordion and fiddle, respectively, joind with Dan, Lou Killin, Andy O'Brien, and a group of veterna performers from the South Street Seaport.With Louis Kilen, Mic Moloney, Andy O'Brien, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, Brian Conway, Bon Conroy, Frank Woerner, Jan Christensen and Liam Milner. Contains Paddy West, The Banks of Newfoundland, Billy O'Shea, The Loss of the Ship Jane Maria, The Harp Without The Crown, The Nightingale, Rosemary Lane, Poor Old Horse, Lovely Ann, Row Bullies Row, Yellow Meal, Lord Bateman, The Girls of Valparaiso, The Lily of the West, Leave Her Johnny Leave Her."