The Best Of The Bothy Band

The Bothy Band

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Format: CD

Cat No: LUN3041

Release Date:  17 March 2008

Label:  Mulligan Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  766397304120

Genres:  Folk  Irish Folk  

  • Description

    The Bothy Band were only together for three years but in that short time-span they were responsible for the rebirth of traditional Irish music and set the standard for all bands which would come after them. This compilation, originally released in 1983, four years after the band split up, is a superb introduction to their blend of tradition and innovation that still inspires Celtic musicians.

    From ancient ballads, sung by siblings Micheal O'Dhomhnaill and Triona ni Dhomhnaill, to driving sets of dance tunes, played by uilleann piper Paddy Keenan, flautist Matt Molloy, fiddler Tommy Peoples (and later Kevin Burke) and the band's rhythmic center Donal Lunny, (bodhran, bouzouki, and guitar), the Bothies did it all.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Salamanca/the Banshee/the Sailor's Bonner
      • 2. Pretty Peg/Craig's Pipes
      • 3. The Blackbird
      • 4. The Maids of Mitchelstown
      • 5. Casadh an Tsugain
      • 6. Music In the Glen/The Humours of Scariff/The Otter's Holt
      • 7. Fionnghuala
      • 8. Old Hag You Have Killed Me
      • 9. Do You Love an Apple?
      • 10. Rip the Calico: Leitrim Fancy/Round the World For Sport/Rip the Calico/Martin Wynne's/the Enchanted
      • 11. The Death of Queen Jane
      • 12. The Green Groves of Erin/The Flowers of Red Hill