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The Boys of the Lough

Boys of the Lough: The Boys of the Lough (Trailer LER 2086)

The Boys of the Lough
Boys of the Lough

Trailer LER 2086 (LP, UK, 1973)

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Recorded and produced by Bill Leader;
Painting by Sandy Cheyne;
Designed by Janet Kerr

Musicians

Aly Bain (Shetland), fiddle;
Dick Gaughan (Scotland), vocals [4, 9], guitar;
Cathal McConnell (Ireland), vocals [2], flute;
Robin Morton (Northern Ireland), vocals [2, 6, 11], bodhrán, concertina

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Boys of the Lough / Slanty Gart reels
  2. In Praise of John Magee
  3. Wedding March from Unst / The Bride's a Bonny Thing / Sleep Soond i' da Moarnin'
  4. Farewell to Whisky (Roud 845; G/D 3:587; Henry H807)
  5. Old Joe's Jig / Last Night's Joy / The Granny in the Corner
  6. The Old Oak Tree
  1. Caoineadh Eoghain Rua / The Nine Points of Roguery
  2. Docherty's Reel / Flowing Tide hornpipe
  3. Andrew Lammie (Roud 98; Child 233; G/D 5:1018)
  4. Sheebeg and Sheemore / The Boy in the Gap / McMahon's Reel
  5. Jackson and Jane
  6. The Shaalds of Foulla (The Fields of Foulla) / Garster's Dream / The Brig

All tracks trad. arr. Boys of the Lough except
Track 3 trad. arr. Tom Anderson

> Folk Music > Records > Boys of the Lough: Second Album

Boys of the Lough: Second Album

Boys of the Lough: Second Album (Trailer LER 2090)

Second Album
Boys of the Lough

Trailer LER 2090 (LP, UK, 1973)

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Track 1-5 and 10-11 were recorded at Aquarius Sound, New York, by Henry Miller and Walter Koehli;
All others were recorded at Pan Audio, Edinburgh, by Bill Leader;
Drawing by Alison Kinnaird;
Design by Janet Kerr

Musicians

Aly Bain (Shetland), fiddle;
Cathal McConnell (Ireland), flute, vocals;
Dave Richardson (Northumberland), concertina, mandolin, cittern, banjo;
Robin Morton (Northern Ireland), bodhrán, concertina

with Alison Kinnaird, Scottish knee-harp [2], clarsach [8]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Da Lerwick Lasses / Da Scalloway Lasses / Da Underhill / Da Galley Watch Shetland reels
  2. An goirtin eornan (The Little Field of Barley) Irish Air
  3. Sally Munroe (Roud 526; Laws K11; G/D 1:23; Henry H571)
  4. Patsy Campbell Irish reel
  5. The Gravel Walk Irish reel
  6. Lough Erne
  7. The Gold Ring jig
  1. The Halting March march
  2. Lovely Nancy (Roud 527; Laws K14; Henry H755)
  3. Merrily Kiss the Quaker's Wife / Padraic O'Keefe's slides
  4. A Yow Cam' ta Wir Door Yarmin' / Christmas Day ida Moarnin'
  5. The Lass with the Bonny Brown Hair (Roud 3032; Henry H24)
  6. Lowrie Tarrell / The Mason's Apron reel

All tracks trad. arr. Boys of the Lough

> Folk Music > Records > Cathal McConnell & Robin Morton: An Irish Jubilee

Cathal McConnell & Robin Morton: An Irish Jubilee

Cathal McConnell & Robin Morton: An Irish Jubilee (Topic 12T290)

An Irish Jubilee
Traditional Irish Songs and Music played by
Cathal McConnell & Robin Morton

Mercier Press, Cork (LP, Ireland, 1970)
Topic Records 12T290 (LP, UK, 1976)

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Recorded at Tommy Ellis Studios, Dublin;
Produced by Michael O'Donnell;
Notes by John Moulden;
Photographs by Barry Jones;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Cathal McConnell (Ireland), flute [1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13], tin whistle [2-3, 11, 14], vocals [4, 10, 12];
Robin Morton (Northern Ireland), English concertina [1, 5, 8, 11], bodhrán [1, 3bc, 7, 9, 14], vocals [1-2, 6, 8, 12, 14]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Nil se ‘na La (It's Not Yet Day) air / The Humours of Winnington jig (3.20)
  2. The Hiring Fair at Hamiltonsbawn (Roud 2890) (2.40)
  3. Three Out of One hornpipe, jig & reel (3.15)
  4. Matt Hyland (Roud 2880) (4.00)
  5. The Dusty Miller / McDermott’s slip jigs (1.35)
  6. On the Banks of a River Near Blackwatertown (3.45)
  7. MacNamara’s / The Blue Angel jigs (1.50)
  1. The Gauger’s Song (2.45)
  2. Gather Round the Fire / Brereton’s reels (2.20)
  3. Mary from Murroogh (2.20)
  4. Tiocfaidh an Samhradh agus Fairsing Feir (Summer Will Come with Plenty of Hay) air / Planxty Reynolds planxty (2.25)
  5. Thousands Are Sailing to Amerikay (Roud 2904) (2.55)
  6. Caolneadh Ui Dhomhnaill lament (2.45)
  7. The Irish Jubilee (Roud 2916) song / The Glass of Beer / The Longford Reel reels (5.30)

All tracks trad. arr. Robin Morton / Cathal McConnell

> Folk Music > Records > Cathal McConnell: On Lough Erne's Shore

Cathal McConnell: On Lough Erne's Shore

Cathal McConnell: On Lough Erne's Shore (Topic 12TS377)

On Lough Erne's Shore
Cathal McConnell

Topic Records 12TS377 (LP, UK, 1978)

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Recorded by Calum Malcolm at Castlesound Studios, Edinburgh, 1977;
Produced by Robin Morton
Sleeve notes by Robin Morton and Cathal McConnell;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Cathal McConnell, flute, whistle;
Willie Johnson, guitar [7, 9, 14];
Robin Morton, bodhrán [4, 8]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Dark Woman of the Glen slow air (3.30)
  2. The Maid Behind the Barrel reel (1.44)
  3. Erin the Green (4.56)
  4. Johnny Going to Ceilidh / The Gossoon That Beat His Father / The Long Slender Sally reels (2.18)
  5. The Maho Snaps / Jenny Lind jig & polka (2.14)
  6. The Wedding of Molly / The Three-Hand Jig / Peter Flanagan’s slow air, jig & reel (4.47)
  7. Tommy Peoples’ Reel / Lady Montgomery reels (1.30)
  1. McDonnell’s Gravel Walk / The Laurel Tree jig & reel (2.25)
  2. Andy Kerrin’ / McHugh’s Reel / The Primrose Road set dance & reels (2.20)
  3. The Shannon Breeze / Nugent’s Reel reels (2.17)
  4. St Donard’s Cairn slow air (3.15)
  5. Edmund on Lough Erne’s Shore (3.14)
  6. Carolon’s Concerto (2.39)
  7. Big John’s Reel / Kitty the Hare reels (2.23)
  8. Siney‘s Jig / The Noon Lasses jig & reel (2.06)

All tracks trad. arr. Cathal McConnell except
Tracks 8a, 11 Cathal McConnell

> Folk Music > Records > Boys of the Lough: Regrouped

Boys of the Lough: Regrouped

Boys of the Lough: Regrouped (Topic 12TS409)

Regrouped
Boys of the Lough

Topic Records 12TS409 (LP, UK, 1980)

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Recorded and mixed at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, East Lothian;
Engineer: Calum Malcolm;
Produced by Boys of the Lough;
Photographs by Robin Gillanders, Edinburgh;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Aly Bain (Shetland), fiddle;
Cathal McConnell (Ireland), flute, whistle, songs;
Dave Richardson (Northumberland), concertina, mandolin, cittern, banjo;
Tich Richardson (Northumberland), guitar, acoustic bass guitar

with guests
Len Graham, vocals, bodhrán;
Martin Connor, 2-row button accordion

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Star of Munster reel (2.28)
  2. Owen Hackett’s Jig / The King’s Favourite / The Rocking Chair jigs (3.03)
  3. Willie O (Roud 22567) (2.57)
  4. The Bamboo Flute / Albert House hornpipes / Annalese Bain reel (2.44)
  5. The Castle / Mulqueen’s reels (1.49)
  6. Anac Cuain slow air / The Humours of Ballinahinch / The Floggin’ reels (5.43)
  1. I’ll Buy Boots for Maggie / O’Connor’s Polka polkas (2.40)
  2. Moorlough Mary (Roud 2742; Henry H173) (4.14)
  3. The City of Savannah / The Acrobat / Off to California hornpipes (4.22)
  4. Da Tushker / Susan Cooper / Millbrae reels (3.09)
  5. Jog Along ‘till Shearing (2.57)
  6. The Cup of Tea Set reels (2.12)

All tracks trad. arr. Boys of the Lough except
Track 2a Owen Hacket;
Track 2c Graham Townsend;
Track 4a Cathal McConnell;
Track 4b Dave Richardson;
Track 4c Aly Bain;
Track 9a F. Livingston;
Track 10 Ronald Cooper;

> Folk Music > Records > Boys of the Lough: In the Tradition

Boys of the Lough: In the Tradition

Boys of the Lough: In the Tradition (Topic 12TS422)

In the Tradition
Boys of the Lough

Topic Records 12TS422 (LP, UK, 1981)

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Recorded and mixed at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, East Lothian;
Engineer: Calum Malcolm;
Produced by Boys of the Lough;
Photographs by Jim Cummins;
Sleeve design by Tony Russell

Musicians

Aly Bain (Shetland), fiddle;
Cathal McConnell (Ireland), flute, whistle, songs;
Dave Richardson (Northumberland), concertina, mandolin, cittern, banjo;
Tich Richardson (Northumberland), guitar, acoustic bass guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Out on the Ocean / Padeen O'Rafferty / Isabelle Blackley jigs (4.21)
  2. Kiss Her under the Coverlet / The Lads of Alnwick slip jig & march (2.30)
  3. The Road to Cashel / Paddy Kelly's reels (1.32)
  4. Lord Gregory (Roud 49; Child 76; G/D 6:1226) (2.52)
  5. Dark Woman of the Glen (Bean Dubh a'Ghleanna) slow air (3.50)
  6. J O Forbes Esq of Corse / The Hawk / Charles Sutherland pastoral air, hornpipe & reel (4.30)
  1. Eddie Kelly's / The Green Fields of Glentown reels (2.34)
  2. The Eclipse / The Tailor's Twist hornpipes (3.00)
  3. Biddy from Sligo / The Sunset / Peoples' jig & reels (2.56)
  4. Paidrag O'Keefe's / Con Cassidy's jigs (1.32)
  5. The Sea Apprentice (3.09)
  6. Miss McDonald reel (1.45)
  7. For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name (Ar Éirinn ní 'neosfainn cé hí) slow air (3.20)

> Folk Music > Records > Boys of the Lough: Open Road

Boys of the Lough: Open Road

Boys of the Lough: Open Road (Topic 12TS433)

Open Road
Boys of the Lough

Topic Records 12TS433 (LP, UK, 1983)

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Recorded and mixed at Craighall Recording Studios, Edinburgh;
Engineer: Keith Mitchell;
Produced by Boys of the Lough;
Photographs by Franco Fontana;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Aly Bain (Shetland), fiddle;
Cathal McConnell (Ireland), flute, whistle, songs;
Dave Richardson (Northumberland), concertina, mandolin, cittern;
Tich Richardson (Northumberland), guitar, acoustic bass guitar

with
Savourna Stevenson (Scotland), harp

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Calliope House / Gerry O'Connor's Jig in A / The Setting Sun jigs (3.40)
  2. Harvest Home / Toss the Feathers hornpipe and reel (2.47)
  3. The Clay of Kilcreggan slow air (2.55)
  4. On Raglan Road (3.27)
  5. The Dying Year / Madam Vanoni slow air and hornpipe (3.59)
  6. Big Terry McAloon's / Tommy Peoples' / Jenny Dang the Weaver reels (3.36)
  1. The Flower of the Quern / The Bonawe Highlanders / Earl Grey / The Spey in Spate air, march, strathspey, and reel (6.09)
  2. Trotting to Larne / The Black Cock of Whickham slip jig and march (3.19)
  3. Lough Erne (2.30)
  4. The Gates of the Yellow Town / The Eagle's Whistle air and march (4.29)
  5. Petticoat Loose / The Geese in the Bog / The Connaughtman's Rambles jigs (3.08)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1a D.L. Richardson;
Track 5a J.D. Michie;
Tracks 5b, 7a,d James Scott Skinner;
Track 8a J.T. Blair

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Other records with Boys of the Lough

Various Artists, Kertalg 74, LP, Barclay BAR 90 011, 1974

Various Artists, A Place to Be: Fox Hollow Festival 10th Anniversary Album, LP, Biograph BLP 12051, 1975

Various Artists, Folk Festival, 2 LP, Transatlantic TRA(D) 324, 1976

Various Artists, Rosin the Bow: An Introduction to the World of Fiddle Music, LP, Transatlantic XTRA 1171, 1977

Various Artists, The Good Old Way, LP, Topic TPSS412, 1980

Various Artists, Never the Same: Leave-Taking from the British Folk Revival 1970-1977, CD, Honest Jon HJRCD19, 2005

Various Artists, Three Score and Ten: 70 Years of Topic Records, 7 CD, Topic TOPIC70, 2009

Michelle Burke, Step into My Parlour, CD, Kilcronat KLC002CD, 2014

Various Artists, The 40th Girvan Traditional Folk Festival, 2 CD, Traditional Arts Development, 2014