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A recording of Raglan Road?

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Subject: A recording of Raglan Road?
From: GUEST,Guest: Pat Holub
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 05:44 PM

Hi,

I'm looking for a version of "Raglan Road"--a version which may not
exist. When I heard Paddy Reilly's recording of it, I found that he
had a beautiful voice, but the recording sounded like it was
accompanied by 101 strings. I've heard other versions where
the production was okay, but the singer was not as good. Is there a
version of "Raglan Road" with an excellent singer and an arrangement
which is quiet and restrained and the singing voice is dominant?

    And speaking of Paddy Reilly, I know he must have made many
CD's. Can you recommend one without all the orchestral arrangement I
mentioned before? (I already have his live album.)

    Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: A recording of Raglan Road?
From: TradFan984
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 06:05 PM

Hi

Have you checked out Luke Kelly's version (who sang the song first as far as I know)? As far as I remember it has a pretty simple accompaniment - the voice is dominant throughout.


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Subject: RE: A recording of Raglan Road?
From: michaelr
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 06:14 PM

The song has been recorded dozens of times. There are oodles of different versions on Youtoube.


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Subject: RE: A recording of Raglan Road?
From: Connacht Rambler
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 06:30 PM

Luke Kelly's has to be the one. The author, poet Patrick Kavanagh, handpicked him to record it.


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Subject: RE: A recording of Raglan Road?
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 09:00 PM

Seonaid O'Connor has done a version rather as you describe.


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Subject: RE: A recording of Raglan Road?
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 09:31 PM

The recording by the late Luke Kelly is wonderful,very haunting. In my opinion his finest recording.


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Subject: RE: A recording of Raglan Road?
From: michaelr
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 09:36 PM

Joan Osborne recorded it with the Chieftains. Etc, etc.


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Subject: RE: A recording of Raglan Road?
From: Bluegrassman
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 07:44 PM

Have a look at this Peter Rowan version on Youtube
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SWS7Z2SresI
One of the better versions of a great song, IMHO


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Subject: RE: A recording of Raglan Road?
From: oldhippie
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 08:36 PM

Also, you might try Loreena McKennitt's version, on her CD "Nights From the Alhambra"


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Subject: RE: A recording of Raglan Road?
From: GUEST,wayfarer
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 06:34 PM

Here's my version!

http://www.myspace.com/awandererplays2007


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