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The McPeake Family: Irish Traditional Folk Songs and Music

The McPeake Family: Irish Traditional Folk Songs and Music (Topic 12T87)

Irish Traditional Folk Songs and Music
The McPeake Family

Topic Records 12T87 (LP, UK, 1963)

The McPeake Family: The McPeake Family (Topic 12T87)
The McPeake Family: The McPeake Family (Topic 12T87)

Recorded by Bill Leader in 1962

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Musicians

Francis McPeake (father), vocals, uilleann pipes;
Francis McPeake (son), vocals, uilleann pipes;
Francis McPeake (grandson), vocals, uilleann pipes;
James McPeake, vocals, harp;
Kathleen McPeake, vocals, harp;
Tommy McCrudden, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. McLeod’s Reel (1.22)
  2. A Bucket of the Mountain Dew (Roud 938) (2.00)
  3. Eileen Aroon (Roud V21056) (2.30)
  4. An Durd Fainne (2.13)
  5. My Singing Bird (Roud 2946; Henry H34b, H27a) (3.25)
  6. The Lament of Aughrim (4.18)
  7. Carraig Dun (The Dark Rock) (3.09)
  1. The Derry Hornpipe (1.49)
  2. The Old Piper (Roud 3091) (1.53)
  3. Slieve Gallon Brae (Roud 1420) (2.01)
  4. Ireland, Boys, Hurrah (Roud 24108) (2.37)
  5. Cock Robin (Roud 494) (3.21)
  6. An Coolin (3.31)
  7. The Verdant Braes of Skreen (Roud 419; Henry H593) (3.37)

All tracks trad. except
Track 4 words Patrick Pearse, music trad.;
Track 5 words Edith Wheeler, music trad. Munster folk tune

Review

This review is from Gramophone, September 1963:

Another record devoted to the music-making of a single family is to be found on Topic 12T87—The McPeake Family. Francis McPeake proved himself, right at the beginning of this century, to be one of the great Irish pipers and the talent seems to have been passed on to both his son and grandchild, both of whom, incidentally, are also named Francis. The LP contains three purely instrumental tracks (the pipe or pipes being accompanied by harp): McLeod's Reel, The Derry Hornpipe and Lament of Aughrim, the last-named a remarkably moving performance. Among the other tracks is Kathleen McPeake's version of a fine Gaelic song, Eileen Aroon, an ironic number–The Old Piper–about a piper who could only play one tune, and Carraig Dun, a song which belongs to the same family as The Mountains of Mourne.

Review

Thanks to Alistair Banfield for the 2nd issue's cover picture.

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The McPeake Family: Wild Mountain Thyme

The McPeake Family: Wild Mountain Thyme (Topic TOP92)

Wild Mountain Thyme
The McPeake Family

Topic Records TOP92 (7" EP, UK, 1963)

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Recorded by Bill Leader in 1962

Musicians

Francis McPeake (father), vocals [2-3], uilleann pipes [1];
Francis McPeake (son), vocals [2-3], uilleann pipes [1-3];
Francis McPeake (grandson), vocals [2-3], uilleann pipes [1];
James McPeake, vocals [2-4], harp [1-4];
Kathleen McPeake, vocals [2-3], harp [1];
Tommy McCrudden, vocals [2-3]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Juanita (3.07)
  2. Jug of Punch (Roud 1808; Henry H490) (2.45)
  1. Will Ye Go Lassie, Go (Roud 541; G/D 4:862) (3.21)
  2. I Know My Love (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (3.12)

Review

This review is from Gramophone, September 1963:

The McPeake family is also to be found on a Topic EP T0P92—Wild Mountain Thyme. This includes a version of Juanita (a song my grandmother used to sing, incidentally) performed by three pipes and harp, and sounding delicately baroque, as well as a memorable performance of Will Ye Go Lassie, Go.

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The McPeake Family: Wild Mountain Thyme

The McPeake Family: Wild Mountain Thyme (Topic TSCD583)

Wild Mountain Thyme
The McPeake Family

Topic Records TSCD583 (CD, UK, October 26, 2009)

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This is a compilation of the two above records from 1963, the LP Irish Traditional Songs and the EP Wild Mountain Thyme.

Recorded by Bill Leader in 1962;
Production for CD release by Tony Engle;
Front cover photograph by Brian Shuel / Collections;
CD package designed by David Suff

Musicians

Francis McPeake (father), vocals, uilleann pipes;
Francis McPeake (son), vocals, uilleann pipes;
Francis McPeake (grandson), vocals, uilleann pipes;
James McPeake, vocals, harp;
Kathleen McPeake, vocals, harp;
Tommy McCrudden, vocals

Tracks

  1. Will Ye Go Lassie, Go (Roud 541; G/D 4:862) (3.21)
  2. I Know My Love (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (3.12)
  3. McLeod’s Reel (1.22)
  4. A Bucket of the Mountain Dew (Roud 938) (2.00)
  5. Eileen Aroon (Roud V21056) (2.30)
  6. An Durd Fainne (2.13)
  7. My Singing Bird (Roud 2946; Henry H34b, H27a) (3.25)
  8. The Lament of Aughrim (4.18)
  9. Carraig Dun (The Dark Rock) (3.09)
  10. The Derry Hornpipe (1.49)
  11. The Old Piper (Roud 3091) (1.53)
  12. Slieve Gallon Brae (Roud 1420) (2.01)
  13. Ireland, Boys, Hurrah (Roud 24108) (2.37)
  14. Cock Robin (Roud 494) (3.21)
  15. An Coolin (3.31)
  16. The Verdant Braes of Skreen (Roud 419; Henry H593) (3.37)
  17. Juanita (3.07)
  18. Jug of Punch (Roud 1808; Henry H490) (2.45)

All tracks trad. except
Track 6 words Patrick Pearse, music trad.;
Track 7 words Edith Wheeler, music trad. Munster folk tune

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Various Artists, Folksound of Britain, LP, HMV CLP 1910, 1965

Various Artists, Men at Work (Topic Sampler No. 3), LP, Topic TPS166, 1966

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Various Artists, Songs of Courtship (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 1), LP, Caedmon TC1142, 1961; Topic 12T157, 1968

Various Artists, Jack of All Trades (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 3), LP, Caedmon TC1144, 1961; Topic 12T159, 1968

Various Artists, Folk in Focus, LP, Fontana FJL 505, 1968

Various Artists, Traditional Songs of Ireland, CD, Saydisc CD-SDL 411, 1995

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