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Come West Along The Road (Volume 1)
w/Tommy Makem
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  • Come West Along The Road
    • 2006 - RTÉ RTEDVD99 DVD
    • 2007 - SRO D4167 DVD (region 1)

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  • Track List:
    1. Hornpipe: Mullingar Races - Jimmy Sinnott, lilting
    2. Song: Pretty Peg; Reel: Gregg's Pipes - Bothy Band
    3. Slip jigs: Fig for a Kiss, Kid on the Mountain - Celine Hession & Donncha Ó Muimhneacha'in, step dancing; Paddy Glackin, fiddle
    4. Song: Óro, 'Sé Do Bheatha Abhaile - Darach Ó Catháin
    5. Jig Frieze Britches - Liam O'Flynn, uilleann pipes
    6. Reels: Pigeon on the Gate, Foxhunter's - Tulla Ceili Band
    7. Song: Lily of the West - Anne Byrne & Jesse Owens
    8. Reels: Ceathrú Cavan, Wild Irishman - John, John Jnr & James Kelly, fiddles
    9. Song: Téir Abhaile Riú - Clannad
    10. Reels: John Naughton's, Tommy Coen's - Mary MacNamara & Martin Hayes, concertina & fiddle
    11. March, Song: Twenty Men from Dublin Town - Swords Mummers
    12. Slide: Scattery Island Slide - Ceoltóirí Laighean
    13. Song: Shamrock Shore - Paul Brady
    14. Set dancers - Tulla Ceili Band
    15. Air: Gol na mBan san Ár - Sean Keane, fiddle
    16. Reels: Rakish Paddy, Sligo Maid - Willie Reynolds, uilleann pipes
    17. Slides: Rathawaun, Hare in the Corn - Knocknagree Set Dancers; Johnny O'Leary, accordion; Michael Duggan, fiddle; Ellen O'Leary, whistle; Kathleen O'Keeffe, whistle
    18. Song: An Baile Atá Láimh Léi Siúd - Pádraig Ághas
    19. Jigs: Tom Billy's, Sean Ryan's; Reels: Mick Hand's, Hills of Clogher - De Danann
    20. Song: Bonny Bunch of Roses - Colm Walsh
    21. Strathspeys: Laird of Drumblair (two versions) - Tommy Peoples, fiddle
    22. Hornpipe: Liverpool - Sea´n Ó Cuilleanáin (John Cullinane), step dancing; Seán ÓCearbhill, fiddle
    23. Reel: Liffey Banks - Julia Clifford, Denis Murphy, fiddles; Paddy Moloney, whistle; Des Mulkere, flute
    24. Song: Na Prátaí Dubha - Nioclás Tóibín
    25. Reel: Wise Maid - Joe Cooley, accordion; Jack Cooley, bodhrán ; Des Mulkere, banjo
    26. Song: Four Green Fields - Unknown boy
    27. Reels: Lucy Campbell's, Sligo Maid - Session group - w/ Denis Murphy & Ted Furey
    28. Song: Síle Ní Ghadhra - Pat Kearney; Eric Benson, piano
    29. Hornpipe: Harvest Home; Reel: Duke of Leinster - Wrenboys
    30. Song: Jolly Beggar; Reel: Wise Maid - Planxty
    31. Song: Bean an Fhir Rua - Seán 'ac Dhonncha
    32. Reels: Connaught Heifers, Micho Russell's - Paddy Moloney, Sean Potts, whistles; Peadar Mercier, bodhrán
    33. Song: Bonny Light Horseman - Gerry Cullen, Brian Leahy, Fran McPhail
    34. Reels: Boys of Malin, Green Fields of Tyrol, Glass of Beer - Stockton's Wing
    35. Song: Butcher Boy - Ludlow Trio
    36. Song: Tá 'na Lá - Seán Ó Sé & Ceoltóirí Chualann
    37. Song: I Must Away Now - Dubliners
    38. Air Ní ar Chnoc nó ar í?sleacht; Reel: Finbarr Dwyer's - Denis O' Brien, whistle
    39. Song: Leaving Liverpool - Tommy Makem
    40. Reel: Maid behind the Bar - Session group
    41. Song: Valentine O'Hara - Frank Harte
    42. Reels: Donegal Reel, Sheehan's, Croghan Hill - Tullyvin Ceili Band
    43. Song: Ramble Away - Al O'Donnell
    44. Dance: Briseadh na Carraige (Siege of Carrick) - Ceili Dancers
    45. Dramatization of the song 'Casadh an tSúgáin' - Siasma Tíre Folk Theatre
    46. Reel: Bucks of Oranmore - Matt Molloy, flute; Dónal Lunny, bouzouki
    47. Bonus feature: Meet the People 1961

  • Credits
    • Presented and Researched by Nicholas Carolan
    • Cover photos:
      • Paddy Moloney, Julia Clifford, Denis Murphy, Des Mulkere (1967)
      • Unknown guitar player (1967)
      • Frankie Gavin (1986)

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Songs from singers in Irish and English; jigs, reels, hornpipes and airs from solo musicians and groups; step dances, set dances, and ceili dances from exhibition and social dancers - this DVD from the television archives of RTÈ, the Irish national broadcaster, contains more than two hours of outstanding performances from across the rich spectrum of Irish traditional music.

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Come West Along The Road — Volume 2
w/Peg & Bobby Clancy
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  • Come West Along the Road — Volume 2
    • 2007 - RTÉ RTEDVD113 DVD
    • 2011 - SRO #D4694 DVD

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  • Track List:
    1. Jigs: Blooming Meadows, Sixpenny Money - Mary Brogan, mouth organ
    2. Reels: Boys of Malin, An Gliomach - Frankie Gavin, Jackie Daly & Alec Finn, fiddle, accordion & bouzouki
    3. IVIullagh Half-Set - set dancing, & Musicians
    4. Song; Mrs Gilhooley's Party - Kevin Burke
    5. Reels: Belles of Tipperary, Mrs Galvin's - Michael Cooney, uilleann pipes
    6. Reels: Jackson's, Hunter's House - Bridge Ceili Band
    7. Song: Mrs McGrath - Bobby & Peggy Clancy
    8. Reels: Mountain Reel, Moneymusk - Francie Byrne, John Gallagher, Vincent Campbell, James Byrne, Con Cassidy, Peter Carr, fiddles
    9. Song: Cailin Deas Rua - laria O'Lionaird
    10. Reels: Jackson's, Colonel McBain - Liz King, whistle
    11. Reels: Dublin Reel, Trim the Velvet - Peadar O'Loughlin & Paddy Murphy, flute & concertina
    12. Jigs: Castleblaney Piper, Bank of Turf - Brid Harper, Donegal, fiddle
    13. Song: Foill, Foill, a Shagairt - Maighread Mi Dhomhnaill
    14. Air: Dark Lochnagar - Jimmy O'Brien Moran, uilleann pipes
    15. Fling: Behind the Bush in Parkhanna - Ella Mae Dwyer, concertina
    16. Song: Craigie Hills - Reel Union
    17. Hornpipe: Plains of Boyle - Martin Coyne, Johnny Cleary & Phil McTigue, fiddle, accordion & flute
    18. Song; Kerry Recruit - Ronnie Drew
    19. Reels: Iniscealtra, Ormond Sound - Ormond Ceili Band
    20. Song; Glenlea - Danny Kelleher, & Diarmaid, Eoini Maidhci & Danny O'Suilleabhain
    21. Air: Lament for Staker Wallace; reel: Kiss the Maid behind the Barrel - Micheal O'Riabhaigh, uilleann pipes
    22. Reels: Micky Fearon's, Crosses of Annagh - Josephine Keegan, fiddle
    23. Song: Bonny Labouring Boy - Aileach
    24. Step Dancing & Whistle - Paidi Ban O'Broin & Dessie O'Connor
    25. Reels: O'Connell'sTrip to Parliament, Green Fields of America - Antoin Mac Gabhann & Feilim O'Raghallaigh, fiddles
    26. Reel: Cat that Ate the Candle; Air; Farewell to Whisky - Larry McDonagh STom Munnelly, flute & music collector
    27. Song: Plains of Kildare - Andy Irvine, Paul Brady & Dónal Lunny, vocal, mandolin, guitar & bouzouki
    28. Reels: Jug of Punch, The Blockers - Michael Gallagher, fiddle
    29. Song: Casadh Cam na Feadamai - Triona Ni Dhomhnaill & Liam Rowsome, vocal, keyboards & fiddle
    30. Set dance: King of the Fairies - Horslips
    31. Song; Little Jimmy Murphy - Fionnuala Mac Lochlainn
    32. Set Dancing - Enniscorthy Set Dancers & Enniscorthy Musicians
    33. Song: Girl I Left behind Me - Martin Reidy
    34. Air: Taimse im' Chodhladh is na Duistear Me - Maire Ni Chathasaigh, harp
    35. Reels: Lord McDonald's, Ballinasloe Fair - Joe Burke & Paddy Glackin, accordion & fiddle
    36. Song: Home, Boys, Home - The Dubliners
    37. Exhibition dance: Tara Brooch - McCaffrey Dancers & Musicians
    38. Jig: Humours of Glendart; Reel: Swallow's Tail - Bobby Gardiner & Johnny McDonagh, melodeon & bodhrán
    39. Song: Little Musgrave - Planxty
    40. Reels: Pigeon on the Gate, Drogheda Lassies - Conor Tully, Sean Casey & Frank Hogan, fiddle, banjo & mandola
    41. Air: An Londubh is an Cheirseach - Na Fili
    42. Reels: Martin Mulhaire's No 9, Music in the Glen, McFadden's - Fred Finn & Peter Horan, fiddle & flute
    43. Jig: Queen of the Rushes - Michael & Paddy Rafferty, lilting
    44. Song: Cunla - Seosamh O'hEanai
    45. Jigs: Peter Byme's Fancy, Creeping Docken - Arty McGlynn, guitar
    46. Reel: Mountain Thrush - Seamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
    47. Song: Casadh an tSugain - Micheal O'Domhnaill & Kevin Burke, vocal, guitar & fiddle
    48. Reels: Milliner's Daughter, First House in Connacht - Packie Russell & Marcus Walsh, concertina & bodhrán
    49. Reel: Off in the Morning - Con Curtin, fiddle
    50. Jigs: Eavesdropper, Strop the Razor - Gonal O'Grada, flute
    51. Step-Dancing - Mick Mulkerrins & Seamus O'Mealoid, and Rath Cairn Musicians
    52. Single jigs: Old Kilfenora Jig, Old Favourite, Greensleeves - Kilfenora Ceili Band
    53. Dramatization of the song 'Casadh an tSúgáin' - Siasma Tíre Folk Theatre
    54. Reel: Bucks of Oranmore - Matt Molloy, flute; Dónal Lunny, bouzouki
    55. Bonus feature: Meet the People 1961

  • Credits
    • Presented, Researched and Compiled by Nicholas Carolan
    • Cover Photos:
      • Charlie Lennon, Kit Hodge, Sean McNamara and Sean Murphy of the Liverpool Ceili Band, unknown, singer Sile Ni Fhlatharta
      • Unknown flute player
      • Liam Farrell, banjo (all on RTE set, 1968)

Notes

This second installment of film clips from the RTÈ Archives, totaling 152 minutes (52 clips) and dating from the 1960s to the 1980s, is very much in the same vein as the first, and while the "wow" factor may not be perhaps quite as high as with the first volume, there is still much to enjoy here.

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Come West along the Road — Volume 3
w/Makem & Clancy
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  • Come West along the Road — Volume 3
    • 2010 - RTÉ RTEDVD148 DVD

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  • Track List:
    1. Jigs: Hardiman's Fancy, William J. Mullaly's (Drumraney Lass) — Charlie Harris, accordion
    2. Reels: Jenny's Wedding, My Love is in America — Robbie Hannan, uilleann pipes
    3. Jigs: Down the Back Lane, Sixpenny Money — Sean Keane, fiddle, & Paddy Taylor, flute
    4. Song: Salonika Jimmy Crowley & Stoker's Lodge
    5. Slide: John Kelly's; Reel: Tom Keane's (Old Concertina Reel) — John Kelly, concertina
    6. Jigs: Killavil, Cliffs of Moher — Sharon Shannon, accordion, & Paul O'Shaughnessy, fiddle
    7. Reels: Shaskeen, Copperplate — Seamus Tansey, flute
    8. Sliabh gCua Set Dancers, senior and junior
    9. Reels: McFadden's, Blackberry Blossom — Josie McDermott & Tommy Flynn, flute & fiddle
    10. Song: An Créatúirín — Eilís Ní Shúilleabháin
    11. Reels: Rainy Day, Captain Kelly's — Thatch Ceili Band
    12. Jigs: Biddy from Sligo, Rakes of Kildare — Proinsias & Mairéad Ó Maonaigh, fiddles
    13. Song: Good Ship Kangaroo Planxty
    14. Jigs: Cook in the Kitchen, Yellow Wattle — Micho Russell, flute
    15. Reels: Charlie Lennon's no 4, John Naughton's, Tinker's Reel — Cathal Hayden, banjo
    16. Song: An Poc ar Buile — Seamus Ennis
    17. Tom King & Vincent Tighe, step-dancing & accordion
    18. Song: Enniskillen Dragoon — Richard Hayward
    19. Jigs: High Part of the Road, Dooney Rock — Denis Ryan & Ellen Flanagan, fiddle & accordion
    20. Reel: Maid of Mount Kisco Ted, Finbar & Eddie Furey, fiddle, uilleann pipes & guitar
    21. Set dance: Napoleon Crossing the Rhine — Tony Mac Mahon, accordion, & John Keogh, piano
    22. Reel: Templehouse — Tomás Ó Neachtain, whistle
    23. Song: Anachie Gordon — Mary Black & Gerry O'Beirne, guitar
    24. Reels: Connie from Constantinople 1 & 2, The Scholar — De Danann
    25. Song: Spanish Lady — Mary O'Hara
    26. Song-recitation: Gallant Irish Soldier — James Colgan
    27. Air: O'Rahilly's Grave; Slides: She didn't Dance and Dance, Denis Murphy's — Julia Clifford, fiddle
    28. Song: Mary and the Soldier Paul Brady, Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny
    29. Children's step-dancing competition, girl in singing competition, house dance — Various
    30. Reels: Moving Bog, Sporting Nell — Philip Duffy, fiddle
    31. Song: Bogs of Shanaheever — Sean Garvey
    32. Highlands: Cat that Kittled in Jamie's Wig; King George IV — Dermot Byrne, accordion
    33. Air: Amhrán na Leabhar — Peter Browne, uilleann pipes
    34. Single jigs: Mug of Brown Ale, Untitled — Jimmy Doyle, accordion
    35. Song: Rocks of Bawn Joe Heaney
    36. Jigs: Boys of Tandragee, Primrose Vale — Mícheál & Féilim Ó Raghallaigh, concertina & fiddle
    37. Reels: Congress, Bird in the Tree — Noreen O'Donoghue, harp
    38. Song: Lough Erne Shore — Rita Gallagher
    39. Reels: Donegal Reel; Boyne Hunt Ronnie Drew Group
    40. Song: I'm Thinking, Ever Thinking — Sarah, Rita & Dolores Keane
    41. Galway dancers, music by Keane family and friends
    42. Reel: Rainy Day — Miriam Collins, concertina
    43. Reels: Pride of Rathmore, Girls of Farranfore — Paddy Cronin, fiddle
    44. Song: Bold Doherty — Mary Ann Carolan
    45. Reel: Dinky Dorrian's — Francie Dearg Byrne & Peter Carr, fiddles
    46. Hornpipe: Untitled — Seamus Walsh, accordion
    47. Reels: Miss McGuiness, Stony Steps — Tara & Dermy Diamond, Andy Dickson, flute & fiddles
    48. Flings: James Gannon's, Untitled, Untitled, Trip it Upstairs — John Joe Gannon, accordion
    49. Song: Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go? Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy
    50. Reels: Flogging Reel, Sligo Maid — Willie Clancy, uilleann pipes, & Joe O'Leary, fiddle
    51. Reels: Sweeney's Dream, Catherine McEvoy's — Catherine McEvoy, flute
    52. Song: Fifteen Years Last Sunday, Mama — Martin Mongan
    53. Slide: Padraig O'Keeffe's; Jig: Bill Collins's — Mary Bergin, whistle, & Peter Sorenson, fiddle
    54. Song: Gleanntán na Coille Uaigní — Joe McCafferty/Seosamh Dhónaill Sheáin Mac Eachmharcaigh
    55. Jigs: Cherish the Ladies, Cliffs of Moher — Pride of Erin Ceili Band
    56. Song: The Four Marys Anne Byrne & Jesse Owens
    57. Eibhlin Ní Riordáin, accordion; Vincent Milne, fiddle; & Colin Hamilton, flute; & Cork set dancers
    58. Reels: Flax in Bloom, Braes of Busby — Gay McKeon, uilleann pipes
    59. Song: Oró Domhnaigh — Tiompán
    60. Jigs: Ship in Full Sail, Basket of Turf — Maria O'Carroll, Caroline O'Connor, Tom O'Sullivan & Tom Hanafin, flutes
    61. Song: An Bacach — Séamus 'Pound' Ó Lúing
    62. Reels: Farrell O'Gara, John Stenson's no 2 — David Sheridan & Barry Kennedy, fiddles; & Julie Anne Desmond, harp
    63. Song: Bonny Light Horseman — Oisín
    64. Slides: Johnny Murphy's — Matt Cranitch & Dave Hennessy, fiddle & accordion
    65. BY THE STREAMS OF BUNCLODY: FLEADH CHEOIL 1963 — Bonus track

  • Credits
    • Presented, Researched and Compiled by Nicholas Carolan
    • Cover Photos: Dancers and Musicians on the set of the RTÉ traditional music series Bring Down the Lamp, Dublin, 1968

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Irish Traditional Music Treasures from RTE TV Archives 1960s — 1980s Songs from singers in Irish and English; jigs, reels, hornpipes and airs from solo musicians and groups; step dances, set dances and ceili dances from exhibition and social dancers — this third DVD from the television archives of RTÉ, the Irish national broadcaster, contains over three hours of outstanding performances from across the rich spectrum of Irish traditional music.

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Come West along the Road: The Collection
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  • Come West along the Road: The Collection
    • 2014 - RTÉ RTEDVD169 DVD (4 DVD box set)

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COME WEST ALONG THE ROAD VOLUMES 1-4
Irish Traditional Music Treasures From RTÉ Television Archives 1960’s — 1990’s

Presented and researched by Nicholas Carolan, director of the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin, Come West along the Road is now in its 15th series. It began broadcasting in 1994, and is the longest-running television series ever on Irish traditional music. The new series coincides with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Archive. The series consists of 13 half-hour programmes drawn from the early years of RTÉ television (1961-1994), with additional material from other television stations, newsreels, feature films, and private film footage. Some material is being shown for the first time, and most of the material in the series has not been seen since its first transmission up to 40 years ago. Leading exponents of traditional music, song and dance, some long-dead, some in their youth, mingle with wrenboys, set dancers and unknown performers captured in studio or at fleadh cheoil or festivals, to present an entertaining and unique documentation of Irish traditional music in the last half-century. To date, over 2,000 performers have appeared on over 180 programmes of Come West along the Road, and also on ten series of Siar an Bóthar, the Irish-language version of the series on TG4. Four DVDs of highlights from earlier series have been published and are available from the RTÉ shop. The primary focus of the series is on music, but there is also a fascinating dimension of social history to this early material: townscapes and country-side, dress and hairstyles, houses and furniture, and the development of the medium of television itself. The new series pushes forward into 1994, the year that Come West began broadcasting. It will feature footage from fleadhanna ceoil of 1993 and 1994 and footage from the television archives of BBC Northern Ireland. Also featured will be classic performances from further editions of the early 1990s RTÉ series The Pure Drop, which had moved to a new venue in the Scoil Naithí gaelscoil in Ballinteer, Co Dublin.

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