Celtic Folkweave (Remastered 2022) Mick Hanly & Mícheál Ó Domhnaill
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- 1An Bothán A Bha’ig Fionnghuala (Remastered 2022)01:58
- 2Breton Dances (Remastered 2022)03:18
- 3The Heathery Hills Of Yarrow (Remastered 2022)06:04
- 4Éirigh’s Cuir Ort Do Chuid Éadaigh (Remastered 2022)02:19
- 5(No Love Is Sorrow) Songbird (Remastered 2022)03:09
- 6The Bold Princess Royal (Remastered 2022)04:35
- 7The Banks Of Sweet Primroses (Remastered 2022)02:58
- 8Bíodh Orm Anocht (Remastered 2022)01:48
- 9The Banks Of Claudy (Remastered 2022)06:21
- 10Hè Mandu (Remastered 2022)01:36
- 11The Hiring Fair At Hamiltonsbawn (Remastered 2022)02:58
- 12The Hills Of Granemore (Remastered 2022)03:54
- 13Bríd Óg Ní Mháille (Remastered 2022)03:18
- 14My Johnny Was A Shoemaker (Remastered 2022)02:11
- 15The Glasgow Barber (Remastered 2022)03:41
- 16An Bothán A Bha’ig Fionnghuala (A Cappella Single Version / Remastered 2022)01:51
Info for Celtic Folkweave (Remastered 2022)
During the 1970s, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill was involved in some of the "most innovative projects and groups in Celtic music." After his first group, Skara Brae, disbanded in 1972, Ó Domhnaill travelled to Scotland where he collected Gaelic songs on the Islands of Lewis and Skye as part of his work with the School of Scottish studies. When he returned to Ireland, he collected and recorded songs in Donegal, many of which he found through his Aunt Neilli Ni Domhnaill, who possessed a large collection of local songs.
In 1973, while playing the club circuit in Ireland and still a student at University College Dublin, Ó Domhnaill met Mick Hanly, a Limerick-born singer, guitarist, and dulcimer player, and soon the two formed a duo called Monroe. Playing a mixture of Irish, English, and Scottish ballads, many sung in Irish (Gaeilge) and Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig), Monroe's music centered around acoustic guitars, dulcimer, and voices—"Hanly's brusque tones complementing Mícheál's lower-key vocals." As Monroe, Hanly and Ó Domhnaill toured Brittany often, meeting with other local and visiting Irish musicians. During this time, Brittany was enjoying a major folk revival, with artists like Alan Stivell, Tri Yann, and Sonnerien Du just emerging onto the scene. In 1974, Hanly and Ó Domhnaill recorded a single, "The Hills of Greenmore", and toured with the group Planxty as their supporting act. After enlisting the help of some of the members of Planxty—Liam O'Flynn, Dónal Lunny, and Matt Molloy—Hanly and Ó Domhnaill signed a deal with Polydor Records and recorded the album, Celtic Folkweave.
Mick Hanly, guitar, dulcimer, vocals
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, guitar, vocals
Liam O'Flynn, Uilleann pipes, whistle
Dónal Lunny, bodhrán
Matt Molloy, flute
Tommy Peoples, fiddle
Declan McNeils, bass
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, harpsichord
has been well-known on the Irish music scene since the early 1970'. Mick has performed with Michael O'Domhnaill, Andy Irvine, Moving Heats, as a solo artist and with his own band. Mick is a prolific songwriter and his songs have been covered by Christy Moore, Mary Black and the country singer Hal Ketchum, who took Hanly's "Past The Point Of Rescue" into the Top 10 of the US country chart in 1993.
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill
(1951-2006) was an Irish singer, guitarist, composer, and producer who was a major influence on Irish traditional music in the second half of the twentieth century. He is remembered for his innovative work with Skara Brae, the first group to record vocal harmonization in Irish language songs, and The Bothy Band, one of the most influential groups in Irish traditional music. His reputation was enhanced by a successful collaboration with master fiddler Kevin Burke, and his work with the Celtic groups Relativity and Nightnoise, which achieved significant commercial and critical acclaim.
Ó Domhnaill was raised in Kells, County Meath, Ireland and spent his summers in the Donegal Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) area of Rann na Feirste, where the Irish language is the main spoken language. He inherited a deep love and understanding of Irish culture and Irish traditional music from his parents. In Donegal, Mícheál spent time with his aunt Neilí, a renowned singer who had a vast repertoire of Irish and English songs. He formed lifelong friendships with Pól and Ciarán Brennan (future members of Clannad) and Dáithí Sproule (future member of Skara Brae and Altan).
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