Willie Clancy – The Minstrel From Clare
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The musicians who have truly influenced Irish music in this century have not been many. Willie Clancy, piper, whistle-player and singer of Miltown Malbay, Co Clare, was indisputably one of them. He belonged to a strong tradition and left one after him.
1. Langstern Pony – 1:38 2. The Templehouse And Over The Moor To Maggie – 2:42 3. Bruachna Carraige Baine – 2:22 4. Erin's Lovely Lea – 4:12 5. The Killavel Fancy And The Dogs Among The Bushes – 2:37 6. The Family Ointment – 2:10 7. The Dear Irish Boy – 3:25 8. Caoineadh An Spailpin – 5:00 9. The Pipe On The Hob – 2:26 10. The Gander – 2:29 11. The Legacy Jig – 2:26 12. The Flogging Reel – 1:55 13. The Song Of Riddles -3:39 14. Spailpin A Ruin – 3:02
Willie Clancy (Uillean pipes, vocals, whistle)
1. AllMusic - John Storm Roberts
County Clare is a heartland of Irish musical tradition, and that tradition was handed down to master singer/piper/flutist Willie Clancy by his father. Ireland's leading piper at the time of this classic 1967 Topic recording, he also was a fine whistle player and sang songs ranging from the Fenian ballad "Erin's Lovely Lea" to a local comic song of unknown age.
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