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Tommy Makem: Discography
Guest Appearances


Up and In
Dave Guard
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  • Up and In
    • 1988 - Folk Era (?)
    • 2005 - Silverwolf SWCD 1017 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. They Love the Night
    2. Emily Remembers
    3. Sunshine Boys
    4. I'm Livin' on Easy
    5. Scotch and Soda
    6. South Coast
    7. Sing at the Wheel
    8. The Mary Ellen Carter
    9. The Saucy Sailor Lad
    10. For My Fantastic Friend
    11. Zombie Jamboree
    12. Nucalypso

  • Musicians
    • Dave Guard: Vocals, 6 & 12 string Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitar, Banjo, Electric Banjo & Tiple
    • Mark Dufault: Harmonica
    • George Gerdes: Background Vocals
    • Jim Gregory: Electric Bass
    • Steve Holley: Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
    • Mark Johnson: Background Vocals
    • Peter Klimes: Acoustic & Electric Guitars & Rhythm
    • Tommy Makem: Tin Whistle (Track: 7)
    • George Recile: Percussion
    • Terre Roche: Background Vocals
    • Rick Shaw: Background Vocals
    • Ron Shaw: Background Vocals
    • Peter Wetzler: Synthesizer, Accordion

Sleeve Notes

The Kingston Trio was without question the biggest selling folk group in history. The original group was comprised of Bob Shane—guitar; Nick Reynolds—guitar and Dave Guard—banjo. As Dave begun to be stricken with a serious illness, he began to record the only solo album by either himself or any member of the group. This album had been out of print for decades as only privately released and only surfaces in the last few years on silverwolf. It is a rare, must have album for fans of the Kingston Trio and American folk in general.

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Another Chapter
Arranmore
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  • Another Chapter
    • 1996 — CS Records CS9601 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Did She Mention My Name?
    2. If You Love Me
    3. Homecoming!
    4. Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (Deportees)
    5. Farewell to Carlingford - with Tommy Makem
    6. My Old Friend the Blues
    7. One Kiss
    8. Chocolate Cigarettes
    9. Hooley On A Saturday Night
    10. Will The Circle Be Unbroken — with Tommy Makem

  • Musicians
    • Kevin O'Donnell: Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, 6 & 12 String Guitar
    • Brian Murphy: Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Bass, 6 String Guitar
    • Kirk Rende: Keyboards, Strings, Accordion, Organ
    • Bob Keck: Drums, Percussion
    • Gerry Aylward: Background Vocals, Electric Guitar, 6 String Guitar (All Guitar Solos), Mandolin
    • Tommy Makem: Vocals & Tin Whistle (Tracks: 5 & 10)

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A 20th Anniversary Party
Schooner Fare
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  • A 20th Anniversary Party
    • 1999 - Outer Green 8942 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Scuttlebutt — Schooner Fare
    2. Quebecois — Schooner Fare
    3. Geraldo/Rob's Rap/You Can't Be Irish if You're Gay — Rob Carlson
    4. The Last Thing On My Mind — Tom Paxton with the full cast
    5. Sensitive New Age Guys — Christine Lavin with the full cast
    6. The County Song — Schooner Fare
    7. Four Green Fields Tommy Makem with Schooner Fare
    8. All Coming Together — Tom Paxton with the full cast
    9. The Honor of Your Company — Tom Paxton with the full cast
    10. We the People — Schooner Fare with the full cast
    11. Red Red Robin — Schooner Fare with the full cast

  • Schooner Fare
    • Chuck Romanoff
    • Steve Romanoff
    • Tom Rowe
  • Guests
    • Christine Lavin
    • Tommy Makem
    • Tom Paxton
    • Rob Carlson

Notes

The first thing you need to know about this recording is that it really was never intended to exist. When we first decided how we would document our twentieth anniversary we knew that the concert by its very nature would be difficult enough to pull off without the added worry and pressure of a recording. We had decided that our birthday party would be just that, a party! And we wanted to invite some of our favorite friends to help celebrate with us. Our actual anniversary actually falls in early November but we first staged the Schooner Fare and Friends show at the Filene Center of Wolf Trap in the summer of 1995 and it was a smashing good time. We followed that show in November at the State Theater in Portland, Maine, with the same line up—Christine Lavin, Tommy Makem and Tom Paxton—and to this show we also added another pal, Rob Carlson.

As we were finishing the sound checks for the concert, Maine Public Broadcasting's Micah Engber stuck his head into the dressing room to inquire if he could get a copy of the tape of the show. When we told him we weren't taping he was horrified. Micah asked if we minded if he brought a tape deck in from his car to capture the show so at least he could have a copy. Nobody minded so Micah set up his machine and that was the last we thought of it until we got a copy of the tape in the mail. We all agreed that though it was really not good enough to make an album, it was still a great memoir of a terrific party.

After a couple of years to ruminate we started thinking of the tape in different terms. Hey, if we loved it warts and all, maybe it wasn't really fair to keep it just for ourselves. After much time and decision-making about what to leave in and what to leave out, we finally have—three years down the road—your copy of the concert. No, it's not everything from the evening but it is the highlights of a truly fun event.

Those of you looking for an audiofile document should immediately return this album for credit. There are cracks and pops, wrong notes, strange harmonies and all manner of live recording faux pas almost anywhere you want to look. But all that aside it's still a wonderful document of a magical event and we hope you will come to love it as we have.

Tom, Chuck and Steve

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The Christmas Album
Barra MacNeils
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  • The Christmas Album
    • 1999 - Oasis/Barratone 99057 0003-2 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    2. Children's Winter
    3. Carol of the Bells
    4. Annam Baile Ri'oghail Dhaibhidh (Once in David's Royal City)
    5. Singing in the Streets — recitation by Tommy Makem
    6. Christmas Comes But Once a Year (Christmas in Carrick)
    7. Christmas in Killarney
    8. Snowplow Set—Medley
    9. O Holy Night
    10. Galician Carol
    11. O Come Divine Messiah
    12. Taladh Chriosda (Christ Child Lullaby)
    13. Party in Wasabuckt—Medley
    14. Auld Lang Syne

  • Barra MacNeils:
    • Lucy MacNeil: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Fiddle, Bodhrán, Stepdance, Celtic Harp
    • Stewart MacNeil: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Accordions, Irish Flute, Whistles, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
    • Kyle MacNeil: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Fiddle, Viola, Mandolin, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar
    • Sheumas MacNeil: Backing Vocals, Acoustic Piano, Keyboards With Jamie Gatti: Electric Bass, Upright Bass
  • Musicians
    • Boyd MacNeil: Octave Mandolin
    • Mathew Foulds: Drums, Percussion
    • The Fiddlers: Michael A. MacLean, Carl MacKenzie, Hector MacKenzie, Hughie Campbell
    • The Gaelic Singers: Rod C. MacNeil, Jamie MacNeil, Maxi MacNeil, Paul K. MacNeil, Joe Peter MacLean and Frances Forrest

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Treasures From the Folk Den
Roger McGuinn
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  • Treasures From the Folk Den
    • 2001 - Appleseed 1046 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Wagoner's Lad — w/Joan Baez
    2. Dink's Song
    3. Bonnie Ship The Diamond — w/Judy Collins
    4. Cane Blues
    5. Reel — w/Eliza Carthy
    6. Fair Nottamun Town — w/Jean Ritchie
    7. John The Revelator — w/Jean Ritchie & Odetta
    8. Alabama Bound — w/Pete Seeger
    9. Finnegan's Wake — w/Tommy Makem
    10. In The Evenin' — w/Pete Seeger
    11. Willie Moore — w/Joan Baez
    12. The Brazos River
    13. Sail Away Lady — w/Odetta
    14. John Riley — w/Judy Collins
    15. Trouble In Mind — w/Josh White Jr
    16. Whiskey In The Jar — w/Tommy Makem
    17. The Virgin Mary — w/Odetta
    18. Pete's Song — w/Pete Seeger

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The Christmas Album II
The Barra MacNeils
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  • The Christmas Album II
    • 2006 - Barra Music BMC 20061 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. I Saw Three Ships
    2. At Last I'm Ready for Christmas
    3. On the Very First Christmas
    4. Angels We Have Heard on High
    5. Good King Wenceslas
    6. Gathering Set
    7. Christmas Together
    8. Childhood Christmas — recitation by Tommy Makem
    9. Ave Maria
    10. Dancing Angels
    11. Merrily on High
    12. Joy to the World
    13. Oran Nan Cailleachan (Song of the Old Ladies)
    14. Christmas Ceilidh
    15. Samhach an Oidhch' (Silent Night)

  • Credits
    • Recorded at Kyle and Anita MacNeil’s home on the Mira and Soundpark Studio, Cape Breton, NS.
    • Engineered by Jamie Foulds and Boyd MacNeil
    • Produced by The Barra MacNeils

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