The Merry Love To Play

Peter Horan & Gerry Harrington

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Format: CD

Cat No: CICD167

Release Date:  30 July 2007

Label:  Copperplate Independent

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  539015301555

Genres:  Folk  

  • Description

    This new album will do much to confirm the two musicians' excellence as a duo. They are completely unaccompanied, a very rare occurrence in commercial music, allowing the listener to focus entirely on the two melody instruments and also maximizing the opportunity to hear Peter Horan's unique flute playing.

    The musicians' distinct styles complement each other superbly, with Gerry's delicate and airy playing providing the perfect counterbalance to Peter's rhythm-driven style. For Peter Horan to undertake an unaccompanied album at the age of 81 was no mean feat; however both musicians felt strongly that an unaccompanied recording was the best choice for the new album.

    They wanted to go back to the roots of the music, to a simpler sound that would showcase the instruments and best reflect the way that music has traditionally been played. This record does just that, and provides listeners with a rare example of traditional Irish music in its purest state.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Killavil Bucks/ Fred Finn's
      • 2. The Idle Road/Molloy's Favourite
      • 3. The Flowers Of Red Hill/The New Steamboat
      • 4. The Liffey Banks/The Shaskeen/ The Bag Of Spuds
      • 5. Dick Sullivan's Favourite/ The Spotted Cow
      • 6. The High Level
      • 7. The Swallow/ The High Reel
      • 8. Hey Mantle So Green
      • 9. Sean Ryan's/ The Blackthorn Stick/ The Green Groves
      • 10. The Old Grey Goose
      • 11. Johnny Gorman's/ The Primrose
      • 12. Doctor Gilbert's/ Queen Mary
      • 13. The Killavil Waltz
      • 14. Murphy's/ The Derry
      • 15. The Coolin
      • 16. Miss Monaghan's/ The Duke Of Leinster/ The London Lasses