Fr. James McDonagh & Friends - Rose in the Heather

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Rose in the Heather

Fr. James McDonagh & Friends

Traditional Music and Songs from South Sligo


The musicians and singers featured on this CD have known each other and played together for many years.They all come from a similar musical background, having learned or taken inspiration from the music of South Sligo. A number of musicians on this CD, namely Harry McGowan, Jimmy Murphy, Michael Loftus, James Murray, Gregory Daly, James McDonagh, Ollie Ross and Francis Gaffney came together about 10 years ago and produced a CD entitled "As We Got Them" which sought to reproduce the music of the South Sligo area in a way that was as close to its original form as possible. It is hoped that this recording will be a further source of inspiration and encouragement to all who seek to preserve the unique "Sligo Style" of Irish Traditional Music.

All these musicians and singers have a great love for the music and songs of this area and it is their hope that you will catch a glimpse of that in this recording.

Track Listings   
Drowsy Maggie/Tom SteeleReels
Blarney Pilgrim/The Buck in the WoodJigs
Far Away in AustraliaSong
Humours of Lisadell/Sweeney's DreamReels
The Showmakers Last/Rambling PitchforkJigs
Ar Eirinn ni n-Eosainn Ce Hi/Woman of the HouseAir/Reel
Shaskeen/Bag pf SpudsReels
Horses and PloughSong
Green Gates/Paddy Jim Frank'sReels
Flatwater Fran/Si Beag Si MorWaltz
Love at the Endings/Mountain TopReels
Joe Burke's/Blooming MeadowsJigs
Dash to Portobello/Mullingar RacesReels
Gentle AnnieSong
Larry's Favourite/Boys of the LoughReels
Frog in the Well/Sean Ryan'sJigs
Waves of Kilkee
Sporting Paddy/Sunny BanksReels
Mulhaires/Mist covered MountainJigs
Dublin Reel/EdenderryReels
Isle of HopeSong
Boys of Ballisodare/Maid behind the BarrelReels
Jug of BrownAle/Rose in the HeatherJigs
Leitrim Town/Apples in WinterJigs
Carrachastle Lass/Sligo MaidReels