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Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD

Jim Carroll 16 Dec 15 - 06:39 AM
MartinRyan 16 Dec 15 - 06:45 AM
Jim Carroll 17 Dec 15 - 07:58 AM
GUEST,Liberty Boy (sans cookie) 04 Jan 16 - 10:01 AM
Richard Mellish 04 Jan 16 - 01:12 PM
Wolfgang 05 Jan 16 - 08:14 AM
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Jim Carroll 24 Feb 16 - 04:20 AM
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Jim Carroll 24 Feb 16 - 07:14 AM
GUEST,Kim C 24 Feb 16 - 10:01 AM
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Fergie 24 Feb 16 - 10:06 AM
Kim C 24 Feb 16 - 10:30 AM
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Subject: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CDs
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 16 Dec 15 - 06:39 AM

Last Friday 11th December, saw the re-launch of 'Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-1985', which was first issued as a cassette, compiled by Tom Munnelly and Hugh Shields, in 1985.
This double CD ranks high among the most important and enjoyable albums of traditional ballads from source singers ever issued, in my opinion.
The two CDs (vol 1 – The North, vol 2 – The South) comprise 20 superb Child ballads, among which are several rarities, including Johnny Scott, (Ch 99), Knight William (Ch 74), The Sweet Viledee (Ch 14), Lord Abore/Obore (Ch 87) and The Holland Handkerchief (Ch 272).
Also included are some excellent versions of old favourites, such as Joe Holmes's Dark Eyed Gypsy (Ch 200), Corney McDaid's False Lover John (Ch 4), Tom Lenihan's Lord Levett (Ch 75), Elizabeth Jeffrey's Rosemary Lane (Child 2) and the delightful There Was a Shepherd Boy (Ch 122) from John Campbell of County Cavan.
Several of the items are the only Irish versions of Child Ballads ever to have been discovered.
The set, which is handsomely presented in a library-sized case with a 40 page booklet of texts, information on performers and some photographs, can be ordered from An Góilin Singers Club www.goilin.com in Dublin, who are to be congratulated for their excellent work in putting this long-unavailable and important album back into circulation
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: MartinRyan
Date: 16 Dec 15 - 06:45 AM

Looking forward to a copy.... I have the original cassette version somewhere!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 17 Dec 15 - 07:58 AM

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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: GUEST,Liberty Boy (sans cookie)
Date: 04 Jan 16 - 10:01 AM

For anyone looking to access a copy, they are available from Claddagh Records in Dublin, the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin, Custy's Music Shop in Ennis, Oidhreacht an Chláir in Miltown Malbay, and Veteran Records in Suffolk. Alternatively you can get one any Friday night in An Góilín, in The Teachers' Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 04 Jan 16 - 01:12 PM

I've just tried the websites of all five and can't find this CD on any of them.


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Wolfgang
Date: 05 Jan 16 - 08:14 AM

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. That sounds really great.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: GUEST,Liberty Boy (sans cookie)
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 07:03 AM

Richard, I can verify that they are all available in the places I mentioned as I'm the one who gave them to them for sale. Due to Christmas and New Year holidays etc. perhaps there may be a delay in getting up on websites.


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Lighter
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 10:13 AM

Am having the same problem as Richard.


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 10:57 AM

I think some of the sites have now added the CD to their lists, but some of them only change their catalogues occasionally. An email to any of them would sort things out, but the CD is well worth getting. I had a copy of the old cassette issue but I'm still definitely buying the CD. Well done to all involved in getting it back in circulation.

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Fergie
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 12:11 PM

Hi Matthew,

Jerry O'Reilly did most of the heavy lifting, and Rosie Davis did a lot of the work on design and layout. It's a great job and well worth having.

If any Mudcatter desires a copy just PM me and I'll try to organise to get one to you.

Fergus Russell


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 04:20 AM

Brilliant painstaking review of this by Brian Peters on the current Musical Traditions
Jim Carrol


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: MartinRyan
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 06:50 AM

Here's a link to the review:

Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 07:14 AM

Thanks Martin - alzheimer's kicking in
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: GUEST,Kim C
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 10:01 AM

If I go to Claddagh's website and search for "early ballads in Ireland," I get over 700 results, none of which seem to be the one I'm looking for.


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: GUEST,Kim C
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 10:03 AM

Also does not come up in search at ITMA.


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Fergie
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 10:06 AM

Hi Kim C.

Claddagh have copies of Early Ballads in Ireland in stock. They are also available from An Góilín.

Where are you based?

Fergus


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Kim C
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 10:30 AM

I'm in the US.

I finally found it available for mail order here:

http://www.veteran.co.uk/

Just FYI - I got all the way through the PayPal checkout process and then got an error message, but apparently it did go through after a few minutes.

:-)


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: MartinRyan
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 10:32 AM

Hi Kim

It's referenced in the January acquisitions at ITMA, alright - but not available online, of course.

Looks like Claddagh website is not up to date... Search engine a bit crude, mind you.

Fergus and An Góilín will, of course, look after you as necessary!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Fergie
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 10:49 AM

Hi all,

If you are interested, An Góilín will sell one to you at our weekly session in the Teachers' Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. or if you PM me I'll organise to ship copies to you directly. Shipping a copy to the US (including Packaging and Postage) = $20

Fergus Russell


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Fergie
Date: 25 Feb 16 - 04:07 PM

Just got to read that review. Very comprehensive, forensic and fair. Makes me proud to have played as small part as one of the team from An Góilín Traditional Singers' Club that brought it to the public's attention by reissuing it as a double CD. Well worth the cost of just ten euro.

Fergus


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Subject: RE: Review: Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-85 new CD
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 25 Feb 16 - 04:46 PM

It is a very good review to read, and if I hadn't already bought the CD, I'd be off to buy it straightaway!
The review by Brian Peters on Musical Traditions really does explain fully why this is such an important collection of ballad performances, and Brian brings a lot of insight into what these wonderful singers are doing.
NB I got the CD from Veteran Mail Order
Thanks to Fergus and everyone at An Góilín for making this reissue happen.
Matthew


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