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Thread #49693   Message #2984062
Posted By: Jim Dixon
10-Sep-10 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: She didn't dance, dance, dance /Cucanandy
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She didn't dance, dance, dance /Cucanandy
I have been researching recordings of CUCANANDY, and although I wasn't able to find an answer to my own question, maybe this information will be useful to someone:

Most often, CUCANANDY appears as part of a medley.

Clannad recorded CUCANANDY in a medley with THE JUG OF BROWN ALE on their own albums:

*"Dulaman," Shanachie LP 79008, 1976; & CD, 2005.
"The Essential Clannad," Grapevine CD 320, 2001.
*"The Celtic Voice," Brentwood Records CD 40934, 2005.

--and on the following various-artists compilations:

*"Blasta! The Irish Traditional Music Special," RMG Chart CD 007, 1999.
"Treasury of Irish Music," Music Club Records CD 361, 1999.
*"Celtic Favourites: 36 Traditional Irish Songs," Solid Gold Records CD 2042, 2005.
"Cafe Ireland," Metro CD 91, 2007.

Brian Hughes (a whistle player) recorded CUCANANDY in a medley with THE PRIDE OF KILDARE and THE HUMOURS OF CLOUGH on "Whistle Stop," Gael-Linn CD 178, 1999.

Cran recorded CUCANANDY in a medley with THE DUSTY MILLER on their album "The Crooked Star," Claddagh Records CD 001, 2006.

*The band Cucanandy recorded the song CUCANANDY on their album "He Didn't Dance," Milky Way Music 1002, 1999.

There is a recording of CUCANANDY on the various-artists "new age" collection "Celtic Renaissance," North Sound CD 6001, 1998.

There is a recording of CUCANANDY on the 3-CD various-artists collection called "Best of Irish Trad" Spirit Music 002, 2003.

For the latter two recordings, I couldn't find the name(s) of the performer(s).


* The versions marked with an asterisk have samples available at Allmusic.com.