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Molloy, Brady, Peoples


  • 1. Matt Peoples
    2. Creel of Turf/Tom Billys, The
    3. Crosses of Annagh/Mcfaddens Handsome Daughter
    4. Newport Lass/Rambling Pitchfork, The
    5. Sharock Shore
    6. Munster Buttermilk/Connachtman's Rambles, The
    7. Speed the Plough/Toss the Feathers
    8. Limerick Lasses/Foxhunters, The
    9. Mick Finn's/Blackthorn, The
    10. Fergal O'Gara/Cloon, The
    11. Mulqueeney's/Out in the Ocean
    12. Rainy Day/Grand Canal, The
    13. Scotsman over the Border/The Killavil, The
    14. John Brennans (Silver Spire) /Drag Her Round the Road
    15. Graf Spee, The
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 973017

  • Credits
    ProducerPaul Brady; Donal Lunny
    Engineer

    Engineers: Brian Masterson, Pat Morley, Paul Waldron.
    This album is something of a summit meeting between two major powers in Irish music -- fiddler Tommy Peoples and flutist Matt Molloy, both veterans of the legendary Bothy Band and world-class instrumentalists. Guitarist Paul Brady plays a supporting role, though he steps out front to sing, beautifully, on the bitter "Shamrock Shore." Throughout most of the album, Molloy and Peoples take turns leading the trio through sets of traditional jigs and reels. Interestingly, the program includes a few session standards ("Speed the Plough," "Toss the Feathers," "The Connachtman's Rambles") but consists primarily of more obscure tunes. Molloy solos on a set of reels consisting of "The Crosses of Annagh" and "McFadden's Handsome Daughter" and delivers them with his trademark offhanded eloquence; Peoples shows off his sharp, astringent attack to perfect effect on "The Newport Lass" and "The Rambling Pitchfork." (Yes, "The Rambling Pitchfork." Don't ask where these tune names come from.) Inconsistent production quality is a minor annoyance throughout -- some tracks sound distant, cramped and monophonic, others sound close and dry. But it's only as minor annoyance. ~ Rick Anderson

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