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Album Contents: Blackwater by Altan

Basic album data
Artist NameAltan
Album TitleBlackwater
MusiciansMairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, guitar-bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals), with guest musicians as noted
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Virgin 7243 8 41381 2 7, 1996. Recorded in Dublin. Includes printed lyrics and translations into English for all songs except track 9 (Ar Bhruach na Carraige Báine).

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11 JigD Johnny Boyle's
Johnny Boyle's
2 JigD King of the Pipers
King of the Pipers
21 Reel Dark-Haired Lass
Dark Haired Lass
2 Reel Biddy from Muckross
Biddy from Muckross
3 Reel Ballinamore Reel
Sean Maguire's
31 Song Stór, a stór, a ghrá
Stór, a stór, a ghrá
41 Strath [untitled] Strathspey
2 Reel Con McGinley's
Con McGinley's
3 Reel Newfoundland
The Newfoundland
51 Song Tá mé 'mo Shuí
Tá Mé 'mo Shuí
61 Hpipe An Gasúr Mór
An Gasúr Mór
2 Reel Bunker Hill
Bunker Hill
Performer: Dermot Byrne (accordion)
3 Reel Dogs among the Bushes
Dogs among the Bushes
71 Song Molly na gCuach ní Chuilleanáin
Molly na gCuach ní Chuilleanáin / The Curly Molly Nee Chull-in-an
81 Reel Farewell to Leitrim
[mislabeled on tray card and in booklet details:] Jenny Picking Cockles / [on last page of booklet:] Farewell to Leitrim
2 Reel Jenny Picking Cockles
[mislabeled on tray card and in booklet details:] Farewell to Leitrim / [on last page of booklet:] Jenny Picking Cockles
3 Reel Sporting Paddy
John Doherty's
91 Song Ar Bruach na Carraige Báine
Ar Bruach na Carraige Báine
101 Hpipe Dance of the Honeybees
The Dance of the Honeybees
Performer: 1st time Ciaran Curran (bouzouki)
111 Song Blackwaterside
121 Piece A Tune for Frankie
A Tune for Frankie
Performer: opens as solo by Mairéad (fiddle)
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