Píobaire, An, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 8

Píobaire, An, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 8
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Na Píobairí Uilleann
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8~ New Publications ~In early December RTÉ and RMG Chartreleased a double CD made up of 65recordings of Willie Clancy from the RTÉLibraries and Archives entitled Willie Clancy:The Gold Ring. The tracks on Willie Clancy: The Gold Ringwere selected by RTÉ radio presenter and pro-ducer Peter Browne and come from the RTÉLibraries and Archives as well as number ofother organisations and private collectors.This double CD is a most comprehensive col-lection of Willie Clancy’s piping from a peri-od of over twenty years. It brings together recordings from many dif-ferent places, times and sources and providesthe opportunity to hear over two and a halfhours of his playing. RTÉ Radio 1 presenter, Peter Browne com-ments: “As well as paying homage to one ofthe country’s most talented musicians thisWILLIE CLANCYThe Gold Ring - Uilleann Piping from Co. Clare(RTÉ 276CD)Available from NPU at €20.00 each (Members: €17.50)production gives the listener the chance toexperience the wealth of material in the RTÉLibraries and Archives.”Willie Clancy was one of the world’s finestuilleann pipers and hearing the beauty of hisplaying with his distinctive skills and reper-toire will leave no lover of Irish traditionalmusic unmoved. The CDs are accompaniedby a 32 page illustrated booklet with exten-sive notes by Peter Browne and Pat Mitchellgiving a history of Willie Clancy’s life, theinfluences in his music, his learning of thepipes and also a detailed history of the varioustunes. This release will be regarded as one ofthe most important of recent times in theworld of traditional music.CD11 Jigs: Down the Back Lane / SergeantEarly’s2 Reels: An Bhean Tincéara / TheRavelled Hank of Yarn3 Air: The Bold Trainer O4 Reels: The Connaught Heifers / Corneyis Coming5 Jig: The Frieze Britches6 Reels: The Steampacket / Rakish Paddy7 Air: The Trip over the Mountain8 Hornpipes: The Faithful Friend / ThePlains of Boyle9 Single Jig and Slip Jig: Fraher’s / AnPhis Fhliuch10 Air: Dark Lochnagar11 Reels: Jenny Picking Cockles / My Loveis in America12 Fling: Kitty Got a Clinking Coming fromthe Fair13 Slip Jigs: Give Us a Drink of Water /Hardiman the Fiddler / Will You ComeDown to Limerick?14 Double Jig: The Rolling Wave15 Jig: An Ghaoth Aniar Aneas16 Mazurka: Garret Barry’s17 Reel: The Old Bush18 Air: The Rocks of Bawn
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