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From Puck to Appleby

From Puck to Appleby (Musical Traditions MTCD325/6)

From Puck to Appleby
Songs of Irish Travellers in England
Various Artists

Musical Traditions Records MTCD325/6 (2 CD, UK, 2003)

Songs and stories from Jim Carroll's and Pat Mackenzie's recordings of Irish Travellers in England.

This 2 CD set includes the tracks from the EFDSS cassette Early in the Month of Spring (VWML 001, 1986), marked in the track list with *.

Musical Traditions booklet notes by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie;
Musical Traditions review by Mike Yates

Musicians

Bill Bryan, Gorey, Co. Wexford;
Andy Cash, Co. Wexford;
Mary Cash (née Berry, Andy Cash's sister-in-law), Co. Wexford;
Bill Cassidy (‘Pop's’ Johnny's brother-in-law), Co. Wicklow;
‘Pop's’ Johnny Connors, Co. Wexford;
‘Rich’ Johnny Connors, Co. Waterford;
Mary Delany, Co. Tipperary;
Peggy Delany, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry;
Jean ‘Sauce’ Driscoll (Mikeen McCarthy's daughter), Co. Cork;
Joise Moorhouse (née Connors), Co. Wicklow;
Mikeen McCarthy (Peggy Delaney's brother), Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry;
Paddy Reilly (Mary Delaney's brother), Co. Tipperary

Tracks

CD 1

  1. Mary Cash: Lady in Her Father’s Garden (Roud 264; Laws N24) * (5.15)
  2. Mikeen McCarthy: Early in the Month of Spring (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) * (3.24)
  3. ‘Pop's’ Johnny Connors: There Is an Alehouse (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (2.26)
  4. Mary Delaney: Donnelly (Roud 863) (2.53)
  5. Mary Delaney: Town of Linsburg (Roud 263; Laws P35; G/D 2:200) (5.40)
  6. Andy Cash: The Half Crown (Roud 16988) (1.28)
  7. Mary Delaney: Charming Blue Eyed Mary (Roud 3230) (5.45)
  8. ‘Pop's’ Johnny Connors: Gum Shellac (Roud 2508) (2.34)
  9. Josie Connors: The Constant Farmer’s Son (Roud 675; Laws M33; G/D 2:221; Henry H806) * (7.21)
  10. Bill Cassidy: Sam Cooper (Roud 16726) (3.38)
  11. Mary Delaney: If Ever You Go to Kilkenny (Roud 16989) (1.51)
  12. Mikeen McCarthy: Go for the Water (story) * (2.38)
  13. Jean ‘Sauce’ Driscoll: The Sea Captain (Roud 3376) (2.40)
  14. Mary Delaney: Fourteen Last Sunday (Roud 1570; G/D 7:1334) * (4.09)
  15. Bill Cassidy: Biscayo (Roud 22567) (6.44)
  16. ‘Rich’ Johnny Connors: Appleby Fair (Roud 16699) (1.34)
  17. Mary Delaney: Peter Thunderbold (Roud 1453) (4.06)
  18. Mary Delaney: Going to Clonakilty the Other Day (Roud 16694) (1.14)
  19. Paddy Reilly: Buried in Kilkenny (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209; Henry H814) * (3.45)
  20. Mikeen McCarthy: Flowery Nolan (Roud 16693) (3.22)
  21. ‘Pop's’ Johnny Connors: Poor Old Man (Roud 2509) * (1.37)
  22. Mary Delaney: In Charlestown There Lived a Lass (Roud 1414; G/D 6:1155) (3.37)

CD 2

  1. Paddy Reilly: The Blind Beggar (Roud 132; Laws N27; G/D 5:1061) * (4.32)
  2. Mikeen McCarthy: Selling the Ballads (story) (2.36)
  3. Bill Cassidy: The Factory Girl (Roud 1659) (4.42)
  4. Mary Delaney: I’ve Buried Three Husbands Already (Roud 16725) (1.39)
  5. ‘Pop's’ Johnny Connors: John Mitchel (Roud 5163; Henry H179ab) (4.45)
  6. Peggy Delaney: Maid of Aughrim (Roud 49; Child 76; G/D 6:1226) (2.35)
  7. Mary Delaney: My Brother Built Me a Bancy Bower (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (2.55)
  8. Bill Brian: Marie (Maureen) from Gippursland (Roud 7269; G/D 7:1434) (3.04)
  9. Bill Cassidy: Pretty Polly (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163) * (7.08)
  10. ‘Rich’ Johnny Connors: Rambling Candyman (Roud 2163) * (1.46)
  11. Mary Delaney: Green Grows the Laurel (Roud 279; G/D 6:1138; Henry H165ab) * (3.46)
  12. Andy Cash: Barbary Ellen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (4.46)
  13. Mary Reilly: The Kilkenny Louse House (Roud 12933) (3.01)
  14. Mikeen McCarthy: Malone (The Half Crown) (Roud 16689) (1.17)
  15. Mikeen McCarthy: Finn MacCool and the Two-Headed Giant (Aarne-Thompson 1149) (4.49)
  16. Andy Cash: Mowing the Hay (Roud 16878) * (2.51)
  17. Mary Delaney: Phoenix Island (Roud 267; Laws N37; Henry H826) (2.00)
  18. Mary Delaney: Navvy Shoes (Roud 516; G/D 4:787) (3.50)
  19. Mikeen McCarthy: Dingle Puck Goat (Roud 8220) (2.41)
  20. Bill Cassidy: Enniscorthy Fair (Roud 5312) * (3.53)
  21. Mary Delaney: New Ross Town (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152) * (2.57)
  22. Mikeen McCarthy: One Fine Summer’s Morning (Roud 2329; Henry H582) (2.45)
  23. Mary Delaney: What Will We Do When We'll Have No Money? (Roud 16879) * (1.57)