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With Willie Clancy, John Kelly, Seán Ó Conaire, Séamus Ennis, Seán Keane, John Joe Gannon, Seosamh Ó hÉanaí.
This Double Cd Is Truly A Recording Of Historic Importance .The Featured Artists Are Legendary Figures In The Pantheon Of Irish Music And Most Material Featured Had Never Been Recorded Before. Originally Issued As Two LP's In 1968 And 1969, These Landmark Recordings Have Never Before Been Available On Cd.Released as part of Gael Linn’s 60th anniversary celebrations, this double CD comprises a set of recordings of genuine Irish traditional music dating from the late 1960s.Seoda Ceoil 1 : The artists featured are Willie Clancy (pipes and tin-whistle), John Kelly (fiddle and concertina) and Seán Ó Conaire, sean nós singer. When first released, the album boasted that out of a total of 29 items, 25 of had not been previously recorded and that the reel of 3.75 speed tape extended to 450 ft.! The recordings include 14 reels, 7 double jigs, 2 single jigs, 2 slip jigs, 1 fling , 1 slow air, and 2 songs.Seoda Ceoil 2 :The artists featured are Dubliners Séamus Ennis (pipes) and Seán Keane (fiddle), Connemara sean nós singer Seosamh Ó hÉanaí (Joe Heaney), and Westmeath box player John Joe Gannon whose selection of tunes provides a welcome glimpse into the musical heritage of the county. Seosamh Ó hÉanaí's selection of songs from Connemara are a powerful testament to his reputation as one of the finest singers in the tradition. Séamus Ennis and Seán Keane are in top form in this very traditional recording. LINEUP Willie Clancy - Uilleann Pipes & Tin Whistle, John Kelly - Fiddle & Concertina Sean O'Conaire - Sean nos Singer, Seamus Ennis - Uilleann Pipes, Sean Keane- Fiddle, John Joe Gannon - Accordion, Joe Heaney - Sean Nos Singer.
2 CD SET
1. Old Hag, You Have Killed Me / Old Tipperary... (Willie Clancy).
2. The Boy In The Gap / Seán Reid's Fancy (reels)... (Willie Clancy).
3. The Bold Trainer O (Slow Air)... (Willie Clancy).
4. Garraí Na Saileog (jig)... (willie Clancy).
5. An Cumann Gearr (song)... (Seán Ó Conaire).
6. The Old Concertina Reel / Tom Keame's (reels)... (John Kelly).
7. John Kelly's (jig)... (John Kelly).
8. The Tinker's Wife / The Flogging Reel (reel)... (John Kelly).
9. Bímis Ag Ól / Patsy Geary's Jig (jigs)... (John Kelly).
10. The Moveen Reel / Mary Delaney's (reels)... (John Kelly).
11. The Humours Of Carrigaholt (reel)... (John Kelly).
12. Mike Callaghan's (jig)... (John Kelly).
13. Caher Rua (reel)... (John Kelly).
14. The Cabin Hunter / Delia Crowley's Reel (reel)... (John Kelly).
15. Ceann Gan Árann (song)... (Seán Ó Conaire).
16. Jim Ward's / Strop The Razor (jigs)... (Willie Clancy).