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Rarities & Old Favorites 1949-93 - Micho Russell


Rarities & Old Favorites 1949-93 - Micho Russell

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Russell, Micho
\r\nRarities & Old Favorites 1949-93 - Micho Russell
\r\n \r\nTin Whistle, Flute and Songs from North Clare & Beyond\r\n
\r\nPWCD 80007 Pennywhistler Press 2-CDs & 16 page Booklet\r\n
Thank you, Bill Ochs!\r\n


Micho Russell (1915�1994) of Doolin, County Clare, was an Irish national treasure. A farmer who became a performer during the folk music revival of the 1960s, Micho was as at home on stage as he was in front of his own turf fire. His vast repertoire of beautiful old tunes, personal warmth and utterly unique approach to playing the tin whistle won him a loyal and enthusiastic following wherever he went. \r\n

\r\n\r\nThis double-CD was issued in honor of Micho's centenary. The 92-minute album has forty-nine tracks, of which only five have been released before. \r\nSelections range from humble home recordings made on simple equipment to professional recordings made using some of the best technology available at the time. The vitality and originality of Micho Russell's music are the unifying themes that shine throughout. \r\n

\r\n\r\nThe album begins with a rare 1949 archival recording of Russell made by S�amus Ennis and the Raidi� �ireann Mobile Recording Unit on an acetate disc. Other highlights include recordings of Russell playing for house dances with fellow Doolin musicians, selections from an informal 1969 recording session at the home of English folk music producer Bill Leader, and tracks of Russell recorded at folk festivals in Germany in the 1970s. Studio and live performances digitally recorded on Russell's last trips to New York in the 1990s are woven throughout the two-disc set. \r\n

\r\n\r\nThis historic recording will be welcomed both by the Clare musician's longtime fans as well as by those who have yet to discover the joy of Micho Russell's music. The album includes a 16-page booklet.\r\n

\r\n\r\nTrack List:
\r\nCD One
\r\n\r\n\r\n01 Boil the Breakfast Early (reel)\r\n
\r\n02 The Battle of Fontenoy (jig)\r\n
\r\n03 Kitty Jones's Reel\r\n
\r\n04 Divide the Cally Fair (reel)\r\n
\r\n05 The Barber (vocal)\r\n
\r\n06 The Boys of the Lake - ensemble version (reel)\r\n
\r\n07 The Boys of the Lake - solo version (reel)\r\n
\r\n08 The Boyne Water / The Battle of Aughrim (marches)\r\n
\r\n09 When Sick Old Hag is it Tea You Want? or The Butcher's March (jig)\r\n
\r\n10 Thaidhg a R�n (reel)\r\n
\r\n11 The Floggin� Reel\r\n
\r\n12 The Ten-Penny Bit (jig)\r\n
\r\n13 The Fair-Haired Child (vocal & slow air)\r\n
\r\n14 The Four Posts of the Bed (polka)\r\n
\r\n15 The Concertina Reel\r\n
\r\n16 The Repeal of the Union or The Four Courts of Dublin (reel)\r\n
\r\n17 The Connachtman's Rambles (jig)\r\n
\r\n18 The Harvest Home / The Home Brew (hornpipes)\r\n
\r\n19 The College Groves / The Dairy Maid (reels)\r\n
\r\n20 Christmas Eve (reel)\r\n
\r\n21 The Four Posts of the Bed (single jig)\r\n
\r\n22 The Maid that Left the County (reel)\r\n
\r\n23 The Road to Lisdoonvarna / Dark Lochnagar / Patsy Campbell's (single jig, slow air & reel)\r\n
\r\n24 The Green Groves of Erin / The Ivy Leaf (reels)\r\n
\r\n25 The Well of Spring Water (vocal)\r\n
\r\n26 The Wind that Shakes the Barley (reel)\r\n\r\n
\r\nCD Two\r\n\r\n
\r\n01 The Rocky Road to Dublin / The Dublin Reel / Top of the Morning (slip jig & reels)\r\n
\r\n02 Lilting [The North Road to Tralee] (jig)\r\n
\r\n03 Mary MacMahon (reel)\r\n
\r\n04 The Wheels of the World (reel)\r\n
\r\n05 An Old Jig from Murroogh [The Clare Slide]\r\n
\r\n06 In Our Own Dear Land (vocal)\r\n
\r\n07 Joe Byrnes's Jig\r\n
\r\n08 Tom Baun's Reel\r\n
\r\n09 Jenny Picking Cockles (reel)\r\n
\r\n10 The Little Black Pig (jig)\r\n
\r\n11 All the Ways to Galway (reel)\r\n
\r\n12 Leather Away the Wattle O (polka)\r\n
\r\n13 The High Level (hornpipe)\r\n
\r\n14 The Cliffs of Moher / The Pipers� Chair (jigs)\r\n
\r\n15 St. Kevin in Glendalough (vocal)\r\n
\r\n16 The Pigeon on the Gate / The Stoney Steps (reels)\r\n
\r\n17 Katie Moloney's Polka, The Lisdoonvarna Polka\r\n
\r\n18 R�l Bheag Bhaile na hUamhan (reel)\r\n
\r\n19 She Hasn�t the Knack She Thought She Had / The Cumann na mBan is Dead and Gone (quadrilles)\r\n
\r\n20 Old Ballymoe (vocal)\r\n
\r\n21 The Old Bush / Camden Town (reels)\r\n
\r\n22 The Red-Haired Boy (hornpipe)\r\n
\r\n23 The Names I�ve Forgotten [The Rainy Day / The Union Reel] (reels)\r\n

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