James Galway And The Chieftains – In Irleland (1987)

FrontCover1James Galway, known worldwide for being one the best professional flautists of modern times, joins traditional Irish band The Chieftans for an unconventional mix of classical flute and Irish pub music. In addition to several well-celebrated Irish tunes including {&”Danny Boy”}, {&”Give Me Your Hand”}, and {&”Crowley’s Reel”}, James Galway and the Chieftains in Ireland also feautures the relationship built between the unlikely combination throughout their many rehearsals, a biography on Galway as presented by Derek Bell, and performances from venues as informal as local pubs to the internationally famous Grand Opera House in Belfast, Ireland. (Tracie Cooper)

Andyou will hear a real beautiful rendition of “Danny Boy.”

BackCover1Personnel:
James Galway (flute, whistle)
Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle)
Seán Keane (fiddle)
Martin Fay (fiddle, bones)
Matt Molloy (flute, whistle)
Kevin Conneff (bodhrán)
Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord)
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National Philharmonic Orchestra
Na Píobairí Uilleann Set Dancers

Booklet1Tracklist:
01. Roches Favourite (Set Dance) (Traditional) 3.30
02. Fanny Power; Mabel Kelly; O’Carolan’s Concerto  (O’Carolan) 6.45
03. Carrickfergus (Air) (Traditional) 3.54
04. Down By The Sally Gardens (Air) (Traditional) 2.53
05. Give My Your Hand (O’Cathan) 3.44
06. She Moved Through The Fair (Flute Solo) (Traditional) 1.56
07. The Red Admiral Butterfly (Slip Jig) (Traditional) 5.47
08. Danny Boy (Air) (Traditional) 3.20
09. Crowley’s Reel (Traditional) 3.26
10. Tristan And Isolde (Moloney) 3.31
11. Alleluia (Traditional) 4.53
12. When You And I Were Young, Maggie (Traditional) 2.26
13. The Humours Of Kilfenora; The Independent (Hornpipes) (Traditional) 4.46
14. Avondale (Air) (Traditional) 2.31
15. Up And About (Kerry Slides) (Traditional) 3.55

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James Galway & The Chieftains – In Irleland (1987)

FrontCover1This album is the Chieftains first of their two albums with classic musician, James Galway. This album has a selection of slower airs and other tunes. The National Philharmonic Orchestra also appear on the album and join James Galway on two tracks, Danny Boy, and When You and I Were Young, Maggie. James Galway adds a nice, more classical element to the traditional sound of the Chieftains. A video was also released documenting the making of this album with cuts from the studio, concert hall and a live session at the home of one of the Chieftains.

This a brilliant mixture of Irish Folk and some very nice classical elements … You should gives this album a try !

Recorded at Windmill Studios, Dublin, January 1986 and CBS Studios,
London, June 1986.
Track 15 recorded live at Windmill Studios with dancers participating.

BackCoverAPersonnel:
Derek Bell (harp, dulcimer, harpsichord)
Kevin Conneff (bodhrán)
Martin Fay (fiddle, bones)
Seán Keane (fiddle)
Matt Molloy (flute, tin whistle)
Paddy Moloney (tin whistle, bagpipes)
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James Galway (flute, tin whistle)
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National Philharmonic Orchestra
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Na Píobairít Uilleann Set Dancers, Dublin (tap dancers)

Booklet1Tracklist:
01. Roches Favourite (Set Dance) (Traditional)  3.29
02. Fanny Power; Mabel Kelly; O’Carolan’s Concerto (O’Carolan) 6.43
03. Carrickfergus (Air) (Traditional) 3.53
04. Down By The Sally Gardens (Air) (Traditional) 2.53
05. Give Me Your Hand (O’Cathan) 3.13
06. She Moved Through The Fair (Flute Solo) (Traditional) 1.56
07. The Red Admiral Butterfly (Slip Jig) (Traditional) 5.47
08. Danny Boy (Air) (Traditional) 3.19
09. Crowley’s Reel (Traditional) 3.25
10. Tristan And Isolde (Moloney) 3.31
11. Alleluia (Traditional) 4.13
12. When You And I Were Young, Maggie (Traditional) 2.35
13. The Humours Of Kilfenora; The Independent (Hornpipes) (Traditional) 4.45
14. Avondale (Air) (Traditional) 2.32
15. Up And About (Kerry Slides)  (Traditional) 3.32

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