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The Irish Country Four

The Irish Country Four: The Irish Country Four (Topic 12TS209)

The Irish Country Four
Songs, Ballads & Instrumental Tunes from Ulster
The Irish Country Four

Topic Records 12TS209 (LP, UK, 1971)

Recorded by Sean Davis;
Sleeve notes by A.L. Lloyd;
Sleeve design by Humphrey Weightman

Musicians

Brian Bailie, vocals [4], flute [3, 7-8, 10, 16], whistle [1, 6, 9, 17];
Valerie Bailie, vocals [4, 7, 11], guitar [3, 11], whistle [10], bones [1, 17];
Leslie (“Jess”) Harpur, vocals [2-4, 7, 11-12, 15], guitar [1-2, 9, 12], mandolin [11], bodhrán [10, 17];
Trevor Stewart, vocals [4-5, 8, 11, 14-16], union pipes [1, 9-10, 13, 17], guitar [14]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Roaring Mary / The Old Torn Petticoat reels
  2. The Cotton-Mill Song
  3. The Granemore Hare (Roud 2883)
  4. The Boys of Mullaghbawn (Roud 2362)
  5. Pulling the Lint
  6. The Melodious Little Fort of Bruff air
  7. General Munro (Roud 1166)
  8. The Load of Kale Plants
  9. O’Meally’s Hornpipe
  1. Kitty’s Bonnet / The Flax-Dresser jigs
  2. The Doffing Mistress (Roud 2133)
  3. The Maid of Ballydoo (Roud 3477)
  4. Blind Mary air
  5. Magherafelt Hiring Fair (Roud 366; G/D 7:1424; Henry H748)
  6. The Heights of Alma (Roud 830; Laws J10; G/D 1:158; Henry H123)
  7. P for Paddy (Roud 419; Henry H593)
  8. Martin Mulhaire’s No 1 / Kitty Goes A-Milking / Pigeon on the Gate reels