“The Kilfenora Céilí Band [1974]” by The Kilfenora Céilí Band - album review

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TJR says

A fine set of traditional jigs and reels from the 65-year-old band, best of which are the Double Jigs Medley “The Gold Ring / The Lucky Penny” and “Reels Medley - Mullin’s / Reel Of Rio / Paddy Murphy’s Wife” both of which have some terrific drumming to recommend them. The grand ensemble will probably cuss me for saying so, but the contemporarily sung songs are two of my favourite four on the set; “Belfast Town” (written by Colm Gallagher) which laments the troubles and “Coming Back To Miltown” (written by Colette O’Sullivan-Dinan), a lovely song about an ex-pat from Boston, looking forward to coming home. Miltown Malbay (sometimes spelt Milltown Malbay) is situated in West Clare and is one of Clare’s musical and cultural homelands. The town is renowned for its singers, dancers and musicians – most especially the famous Willie Clancy. Each year in early July the festival ‘Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy’ is held in celebration of the music and tradition of Clancy. Funny enough, Willie himself was 10 years away from the place (plying his ‘other’ trade as a carpenter in London) and “came back to Miltown” in 1957. This was the 3rd LP from The Kilfenora Céilí Band, who were formed away back in 1909 and are still going strong today – they are a durable institution!

The Jukebox Rebel
23-Jul-2010

A1 [02:51] 5.5.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Kilfenora Reels (Traditional) Folk
A2 [02:03] 5.3.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Single Jigs Medley - John Joe’s / Bridgie Mcgrath’s (Traditional) Folk
A3 [02:36] 5.2.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Reels Medley - Rattigan’s / Morning Star / Dublin Porter (Traditional) Folk
A4 [03:13] 6.2.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Belfast Town (Colm Gallagher) Folk
A5 [03:24] 6.1.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Reels Medley - Mullin’s / Reel Of Rio / Paddy Murphy’s Wife (Traditional) Folk
A6 [02:24] 5.3.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Polkas Medley - The Flowers Of Edinburgh / The Stack (Traditional) Folk
A7 [04:15] 5.2.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Reels Medley - The Flaxen Broom / Dinny O’Brien’s Ree / Come West Along The Road (Traditional) Folk
B1 [03:41] 5.2.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Reels Medley - Austin Tierney’s / I’m Waiting For You (Traditional) Folk
B2 [02:05] 4.8.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Double Jigs Medley - The Humours Of Glendart / The Joys Of Life (Traditional) Folk
B3 [03:08] 5.0.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Reels Medley - Down The Broom / Donegal Reel / Peadar’s Reel (Traditional) Folk
B4 [02:33] 6.4.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Coming Back To Miltown (Colette O’Sullivan-Dinan) Folk
B5 [03:24] 5.4.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Reels Medley - Tierney’s / Lady Montgomery / Mcdermot’s Reel (Traditional) Folk
B6 [03:35] 6.2.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Double Jigs Medley - The Gold Ring / The Lucky Penny (Traditional) Folk
B7 [03:57] 5.2.png The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Reels Medley - Reel Of Bogy / The Kerry Reel / Sailor On The Rock / Lady Of The Island / The Stony Steps (Traditional) Folk




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