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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Album Details for Blue Idol by Altan

Basic album data
Artist NameAltan
Album TitleBlue Idol
MusiciansNot identified in liner notes. [Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar), Dáithi Sproule (guitar)], with Donal Lunny (bouzouki, keyboards, bodhrán), Paul Brady (vocals), Jim Higgins (bodhrán), James Blennerhassett (bass), Liam O'Flynn (pipes), Dolly Parton (vocals), Harry Bradley (flute), Anna Ní Mhaonaigh (vocals), Steve Cooney (bass), Richie Buckley (saxophone), Neil Martin (cello)
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Narada 72438-11955-2-9, 2002. Recorded June-Aug. 2001 in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Includes printed lyrics and translations into English for all songs.

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11 Song Daily Growing
Daily Growing
21 Song Uncle Rat
Uncle Rat
31 JigD Roaring Water
Roaring Water
Performer: Starts Liam O'Flynn (pipes)
41 Song Pretty Young Girl
The Pretty Young Girl
Performer: with Dolly Parton (vocals)
51 JigD [untitled]
[1st tune in a set titled:] The Blue Idol / [title given for this particular tune:] untitled
2 JigD Blue Idol
[2nd tune in a set titled:] The Blue Idol / [title given for this particular tune:] The Blue Idol
3 JigD Butcher's March
[3rd tune in a set titled:] The Blue Idol / [title given for this particular tune:] The Butcher's March
61 Reel Nine Pint Coggie
[1st tune in a set titled:] The Trip to Cullenstown / [title given for this particular tune:] untitled
2 Reel Ash Plant
[2nd tune in a set titled:] The Trip to Cullenstown / [title given for this particular tune:] The Ashplant
Performer: Ciaran (fiddle)
3 Reel Trip to Cullenstown
[3rd tune in a set titled:] The Trip to Cullenstown / [title given for this particular tune:] The Trip to Cullenstown
71 Song Cuach mo Lon Dubh Buí
Cuach mo Lon Dubh Buí
81 Reel Mother's Delight
[1st tune in a set titled:] Mother's Delight / [title given for this particular tune:] Mother's Delight
2 Reel Mother's Delight
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Mother's Delight / [title given for this particular tune:] untitled
Performer: Dermot (accordion)
3 Reel Ormond Sound
[3rd tune in a set titled:] Mother's Delight / [title given for this particular tune:] Ormond Sound
Performer: with Harry Bradley (flute)
4 Reel Well-Bred Foal
[4th tune in a set titled:] Mother's Delight / [titles given for this particular tune:] Mike Hoban's Reel / The Well-Bred Foal
Performer: with Harry Bradley (flute)
91 Hland Low Highland
[1st tune in a set titled:] The Low Highland
2 Hland Moneymusk
[2nd tune in a set titled:] The Low Highland / [title given for this particular tune:] Moneymusk
3 Hland Donegal Lassies
[3rd tune in a set titled:] The Low Highland / [title given for this particular tune:] Duncan Davidson
4 Reel Wild Irishman
[4th tune in a set titled:] The Low Highland / [titles given for this particular tune:] The Wild Irishman / The Glenties Reel
101 Song Sea-Apprentice Boy
The Sea-Apprentice Boy / The Apprentice Boy / The Apprentice Boy in Love / The Sailor Boy
111 Air Sláinte Theilinn
Sláinte Theilinn (A Health to Teelin)
121 Song Pretty Young Girl
An Cailín Deas Óg
131 JigSl Comb Your Hair and Curl It
[1st tune in a set titled:] Gweebarra Bridge / [title given for this particular tune:] Comb Your Hair and Curl It
2 Reel Killarney Boys of Pleasure
[2nd tune in a set titled:] Gweebarra Bridge / [titles given for this particular tune:] Gweebarra Bridge / The Killarney Boys of Pleasure
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