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Sligo Maid

[trad. arr. Hart / Prior / Knight / Johnson / Kemp]

Steeleye Span recorded this Irish reel for the last album with their “classic” line-up, Rocket Cottage. It was also released as B-side of the single London.

A live recording from the Royal Opera Theatre in Adelaide, Australia in 1982 was released in 2001 on the CD Gone to Australia. Maddy Prior commented in the album’s sleeve notes:

This tune is a very popular traditional Irish reel and was always played during the many sessions that took place around that time in the Irish pubs in London. It was generally placed in the middle of a medley of three reels. A good arrangement from the band and some great drumming from Nigel. This is “Folk-Rock”.