Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Irish Music (2013)

The Rough Guide to Irish Music

This compilation:
Released: 2013
Label: World Music Network
Compiled by Geoff Wallis


Founded in 1994, the Rough Guide series is produced by World Music Network in association with Rough Guide books and delivers the best possible starting point for exploring different music from all over the world.


The music of Ireland is a tradition that is alive and kicking. Right the way across the country music fills every corner of life warm pubs bubble with musicians taking part in impromptu seisúns and rousing late-night sing-songs are commonplace . This album features musicians old and new, from Waterford to Donegal and Kerry to Belfast. Revel in the sounds of Altan, Karan Casey, Sharon Shannon and Brendan Mulholland.

Bonus CD: Bob Brozman, John McSherry and Dónal O Connor, Six Days In Down. On Six Days In Down two cutting-edge talents on the Irish music scene, the masterful uilleann piper John McSherry and fiddle virtuoso Dónal O Connor, join forces with the globetrotting slide guitarist Bob Brozman to explore fresh perspectives on the living tradition.


Track list:


01. The Duke of Leinster / Gardiner’s / John Stenson’s #2 -The Unwanted
02. A Sailor’s Life -Solas
03. Tommy Pott’s Slip Jig -Altan
04. The Bay of Biscay -Karan Casey & John Doyle
05. The King of the Pipers / Behind the Haystack / The Maid On the Green -Brendan Mulholland
06. Paddy Cronin’s / If I Had a Wife -Jack Talty & Cormac Begley
07. The Close Shave/East at Glendart -Andy Irvine
08. Moving Cloud -Brock McGuire Band
09. The Heart of the World -Iarla O’Lionaird
10. Neckbelly -Sharon Shannon
11. Kiss the Maid Behind the Byre / Tá Do Mhargadh Déanta Fidil
12. Dónal Na Gréine -Gráinne Holland
13. Sore Point -Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke
14. The Hut On Staten Island / The De’il Among the Tailors -Hugh Healy & Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell
15. Back to Belfast/Anne Lacey / Eroticon VI -Brian Finnegan
16. The Pipers of Roguery -At First Light
17. Wedding Dress -T with the Maggies

CD2 [Bonus CD]

Bob Brozman, John McSherry & Dónal O’Connor – Six Days in Down

Six Days in Down

01. Hardiman the Fiddler
02. Brelydian
03. A Mháire Bruineall
04. Portaferry Swing
05. Róise Na bhFonn – Tuneful Rose
06. Pota Mór Fataí
07. The Slide From Grace
08. Bean An Fhir Ruaidh – The Red Haired Man’s Wife
09. Beer Belly Dancing
10. The Beauty Spot
11. Cailleach A Shúsa – The Hag In The Blanket



Bob Brozman – Cajon, Charango, Kona Guitar
John McSherry – Low Whistle, Uillean Pipes
Dónal O’Connor – Fiddle
Eamon Murray – Bodhrán
Stephanie Makem – Vocals