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Legend Of Sweeney's Men-Anthology

  • 1. Old Maid in the Garrett
    2. Derby Ram, The
    3. Waxie's Dargle, The
    4. Old Woman in Cotton
    5. Rattlin' Roarin' Willie
    6. Sullivan's John
    7. Sally Brown
    8. My Dearest Dear
    9. Exile's Jig, The
    10. Handsome Cabin Boy, The
    11. Dicey Riley
    12. Tom Dooley
    13. Willy O'Winsbury
    14. Dance to Your Daddy
    15. House Carpenter, The
    16. Johnston
    17. Reynard the Fox
    18. Black Velvet Band, The
    19. Nightingale, The
    20. Streets of Baltimore, The
    21. McAlpine's Fusillers
    22. Bottle of Wine
    23. Autumn Gold
    24. Dreams For Me
    25. Pipe on the Hob, The
    26. Brain Jam
    27. Pretty Polly
    28. Standing on the Shore
    29. Mistake No Doubt, A
    30. Go by Brooks
    31. When You Don't Care
    32. Afterthoughts
    33. Hiram Hubbard
    34. Hall of Mirrors
    35. Willie O'Winsbury
    36. Dark-Eyed Sailor
    37. Lowlands of Holland
    38. Dreams (For Me)
    39. Sullivan's John
    40. Baneasa's Green Glade / Daichevo Horo
    41. My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CMDDD-932

  • Credits

    Although Sweeney's Men existed for just a brief time in the 1960s, recording only two albums, their influence spread like ripples across Irish music -- and beyond, into British folk. Out of them came Planxty and Moving Hearts, while Terry Woods was a member of the first incarnation of Steeleye Span. Add to that the fact that Johnny Moynihan introduced the bouzouki to Irish music while with the band and you have a good sampling of what they did. But the music here tells it better than any words. This collects a large part of the group's output, including the excellently psychedelic "Hall of Mirrors" that came from Henry McCullough's brief stay with the band. On top of that are tracks associated (to a greater or lesser degree) with members of the core trio, like Anne Briggs' version of "Willie O'Winsbury" with Moynihan on bouzouki, early Steeleye cuts, and some tracks from the Capitol Showband. All in all, it's probably as complete a picture of Sweeney's Men as you're going to find. The music -- for the most part, anyway -- won't disappoint. And they actually do deserve the legendary status. ~ Chris Nickson

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