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Willie Clancy: The Minstrel from Clare

Willie Clancy: The Minstrel from Clare (Topic 12T175)

The Minstrel from Clare
Willie Clancy (1918-1973)

Topic Records 12T175 (LP, UK, 1967)
Green Linnet GLCD 3091 (CD, USA, 1994)
Topic Records TSDL175 (digital download, UK, December 2009)

Recorded by Bill Leader in a pub in Carraroe, Co. Clare, 1967;
Notes by Brendan Brathnath

Musicians

Willie Clancy, uilleann pipes [1, 3, 7, 9, 12, 14], whistle [2, 5, 8, 11], vocals [4, 6, 10, 13]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Langstern Pony (1.44)
  2. The Templehouse / Over the Moor to Maggie (2.49)
  3. Bruachna Carraige Báine (The Brink of the White Rock) (2.27)
  4. Erin's Lovely Lea (Roud 5327) (4.16)
  5. The Killavel Fancy / The Dogs Among the Bushes (2.43)
  6. The Family Ointment (Roud 5326) (2.15)
  7. The Dear Irish Boy (3.30)
  1. Caoineadh an Spailpín (The Spalpeen's Lament) / The Cuckoo's Nest (5.06)
  2. The Pipe on the Hob (2.31)
  3. The Gander (Roud 5328) (2.35)
  4. The Legacy Jig (1.32)
  5. The Flogging Reel (2.00)
  6. The Song of the Riddles (Captain Wedderburn's Courtship) (Roud 36; Child 46; G/D 4:842; Henry H681) (3.47)
  7. Spailpín a Rúin (Spalpeen, My Love) (3.06)

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Margaret Barry, Willie Clancy, Michael Gorman, Irish Pipe & Fiddle Tunes, LP, Topic TOP89, 1963

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Various Artists, The Breeze from Erin: Irish Folk Music on Wind Instruments, LP, Topic 12T184, 1969

Various Artists, Celtic Voices / Bards & Ballads, CD, Topic TSCD701, 1995

Various Artists, Irish Voices, CD, Topic TSCD702, 1996

Various Artists, Ancient Celtic Roots, CD, Topic TSCD704, 1996

Various Artists, Come Let Us Buy the Licence (The Voice of the People Vol. 1), CD, Topic TSCD651, 1998

Various Artists, Farewell, My Own Dear Native Land (The Voice of the People Vol. 4), CD, Topic TSCD654, 1998

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