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Sound Neighbours


  • 1. Northern Man - Different Drums
    2. Splendid Isolation / Mrs. Lawries - Cathal Hayden
    3. Belfast Mountains, The - Craobh Rua
    4. Ships In Full Sail / The Three Sisters - Barry Kerr
    5. Stor, A Stor, A Ghra, A - Geraldine Bradley
    6. There Were Roses - Tommy Sands
    7. Ma Na Bh Finna (Plain Of the Deer) / Correl Glen - Jim McGrath/Robert Watt
    8. Omagh Town - Roisin White
    9. My Ain Countrie - Low Country Boys
    10. Old Bush Set, The - Jarlath Henderson
    11. Donegall Road, The - Colum Sands
    12. Shankill and the Falls, The - Bap Kennedy
    13. Singing Stream, The - Niall And Cillian Valley
    14. Verdant Braes of Screen, The - Briege Murphy
    15. Eddie Duffy's Monaghan Twig/The Stormy Saturday - Hidden Fermanagh
    16. Newry Highwayman, The - Len Graham
    17. Shipyard Slips, The (Island Men) - Gerry Jones
    18. Sean Maguire's Set - John McSherry/Dnal O'Connor
    19. Sunrise - The Divine Comedy
    20. My Lagan Love - Desi Wilkinson
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SFWCD-40544

  • Credits
    ProducerPaul Flynn; Nancy Groce; Paul Flynn (Compilation); Nancy Groce (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Leading off with the track "Northern Man"--which proclaims "I was born on the border/my father from Tyrone, my mother Donegal/I've heard the talk on both sides of the border/I'm a Northern Man"--the Smithsonian's fine collection SOUND NEIGHBOURS: CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IN NORTHERN IRELAND seeks to solidify more than six centuries of musical history and argue that Northern Ireland is neither Irish nor British but a land with a cultural and social identity all its own. From traditional fiddle and uilleann pipe reels to neo-folk with tinges of twang, SOUND NEIGHBOURS collects exclusively Northern Irish folk artists and is a riveting listen from start to finish. Check out the goose-pump inducing a capella highlights "Omagh Town" by Roisin White and "A Stor, A Stor, A Ghra" by Geraldine Bailey.

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (pp.79-80) - "The threads of tradition, family, and landscape join in Tommy Sands' ballad 'There Were Roses,' a true story set on the border in County Down, which puts a human face on the Troubles and encourages listeners to do the same."
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