Brian Boru Ceili Band – Ceilidh Time In Ireland (1969)

FrontCover1And here´s another album with tradtional folk music, this time from Ireland:

This is the first record by The Brian Boru Ceili Band, formed especially for recording by Emerald Records and it´s members include the finest “ceili” musicians who play in Ireland to-day.

There were all hand picked and a lot of thought and rehearsel has gone into the produced of this first class LP.

Throughout Ireland over the last two or three years there has been a great revival of Irish Dance Music and we are sure that this LP will be welcomed by all true Irishmen everywhere.

All the musicians are, in our opinion, the “Kings” of ceili music, we thought a very apt name for the band should be the Brian Boru Ceili Band, named after the most famous of all Irish King.

We hope that you enjoy this LP, as much as we have enjoyed producing it. (taken from the original linernotes)

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So … listen to this very speical Irish Dance Music … enjoy  the sound and dance all night long.


Brian Boru Ceili Band


01. Jigs 3.12
01.1. Shandon Bells
01.2. Irish Waterwoman
01.3. Blackthorn Stick 2.22
02. Pride Of Erin
02.1. Eileen O’Grady
02.2.Six Miles Song
03. Irish Marches 3.20
03.1. Kelly The Boy
03.2.Moon Behind The Hill
03.3.Roddy McCorley
04. Irish Waltz: Lonely Woods Of Upton 2.00
05. Hornpipe: Boys Of Blue Hill 2.28
06. Reel 3.18
06.1.Bonnie Kate
06.2.Sally Gardens
06.3.Soldiers Of Joy
07. Jigs 3.17
07.1. Tobins Favourite
07.2. Humours Of Ballycastle
07.3. I Will If I Can
08. Set Dance: Madame Bonaparte 2.21
09. Slip Jig: Drops Of Brandy 1.18
10. Jigs 3.15
10.1. Fisherman’s Widow
10.2. Sea Around Us
11. Irish Barn Dance 2.13
11.1.50 Years Ago
11.2. Goodbye Mrs Durkin
12. Irish Marches 2.17
12.1. Wearin’ Of The Green
12.2. Three Flowers



Ceili dances, or true ceili dances (fíor céili) are a popular form of folk dancing in Ireland. Ceili dances are based on heys (“hedges”, pairs of lines facing), round dances, long dances, and quadrilles, generally revived during the Gaelic revival in the first quarter of the twentieth century  and codified by the Irish Dancing Commission.[3] These thirty dances form the basis for examination of Ceili dance teachers. Irish ceili is a participatory social event attended by both men and women and accompanied by live Irish traditional music.

The dance emerged within cultural nationalist consciousness as during the 19th and early 20th century, traditions promoting nationalist agendas were promoted and national identities were regarded as culturally unified.

Ceili Dance

Irish ceili regained its popularity in the 19th century, when Ireland took effort to regain its cultural and political autonomy after being colonized for 800 years. The goal of the Gaelic League established in 1893 was to promote Irish cultural independence and de-anglicisation, which involved the popularization of Irish language, literature, and vernacular traditions, such as Irish singing and dancing. Plentiful branches of the Gaelic League giving dance, singing, music, and literature classes were established across Ireland. (wikipedia)