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In Reply to: RE: Planxty posted by LWR on March 03, 2012 at 18:48:54
..was Paul Brady's from the lp he did with Andy Irvine in 76 so Planxty's version always seems rushed to me. This version you've posted is a good one and Andy's voice is bloody good.
Here's a truly brilliant Paul Brady version when his voice was at the best i think it has ever been.
I've seen Paul play this every time he's been down here and this and Lakes Of Pontchatrain are always the highlights.
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young and hungry beats the daylights out of old and complacent. I just watched an amazing video of Irish Music history tonight called "Out of Ireland" which I really liked.. I am a massive collector of Irish folk ...rock and now and again, a Coleen. I have 900 Irish albums on the hard drive and another 300 or maybe more vinyl on various Irish labels on one of me shelves. PB is one of the greats with an astounding voice and delivery. The others in Planxty are all at the top of their game too. Christy Moore being an Irish Nation Treasure.
I chose that version as I really like that reunion DVD they did in 2004...
I shoulda been born in Dublin Town....
Some day I will tell the story about Paddy Keenan, the great uilleann piper from the Bothy Band, and I met and became great friends nafter he stumbled into me and we both spilled our glasses of Single Malt on one another. Tears fell, we were in a bar in San Francisco and he had this weird instrument case with him...I asked him what was in it and he showed me the pipes...I was stunned. Well ....we had a wee bit more Single Malt and he said come with me and you can hear me play 'em! What else to do I thought....
The Plough & The Stars, a premiere Irish bar was where we went...he was back slapped and hand shook and I kinda thought he may be a famous guy....Then he gathered a bunch of players and took the stage and I about died....But I digress...
The Bothy Band
Lots of serious young men with beards in the background of the Bothy Band gig, i wonder how many pints of Guiness they need before they start to get up and jig a bit.
I prefer the Uillean pipes when they play a more plaintive refrain. My favourite album of all time is Mike Oldfield's Ommadawn and Paddy Moloney plays a 4 minute piece on the Uillean pipes with Mike accompanying him with acoustic guitar and it is stunning.
with both Paddy Keenan & Davy Spillane together. Davy's Atlantic Bridge is one of the best sounding records you can find. Michael Fremer still uses it in his turntable and cartridge reviews. I turned him on to it in 1987!! Read the liner notes at the link below....you can still find it on Vinyl if you look for it....
I've never heard two going at it together, it sounds really good.
I've got a fair few Irish folk records that all sound superb. For one thing i think it's fairly easy to mike up acoustic instruments but also a lot of Irish music was recorded at Windmill Studios in Dublin which nearly always produced a fantastic sounding record.
Thanks for the clip and the link.
Donal Lunny has played in, been part of, produced so much of the great Irish folk of the last 35 years. His brother is also a producer but to a lesser extent.
I find anything with Donal's name attached will have great music and players but good sound as well.
My Tara label LP's sound just wonderful....Here are a few clips on Donal with various artists...
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