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Album Details for Far from Home by Boys of the Lough

Basic album data
Artist NameBoys of the Lough
Album TitleFar from Home
MusiciansAly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar)
Source and
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Shanachie 79065, 1986. Audiocassette. Tracks A.3 and A.4 recorded in Madison, Wisconsin, USA 13 March 1983. Tracks B.3, B.4, and B.5 recorded in Adelaide, Australia 11 March 1984. Tracks A.1, A.2, B.1. and B.2 recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 31 March 1984. Not indexed here: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th tunes on A.1 (Hurlock's Reel / Da Peeri House Ahint da Burn / Da Merrie Boys of Greenland); 2nd tune on A.4 (Crossing the Minch), track B.3 (The Hanged Man's Reel).

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A.11 Reel Far from Home
Far from Home
A.21 Song Geaftaí Bhaile Buí
The Gates of the Yellow Town
2 March Eagle's Whistle
The Eagle's Whistle
A.31
(0:57)
JigD Petticoat Loose
Petticoat Loose
2 JigD Geese in the Bog
The Geese in the Bog
Performer: Aly (fiddle)
3 JigD Connaughtman's Rambles
The Connaughtman's Rambles
A.41
(0:25)
Piece Da Slockit Light
Da Slockit Light
Performer: Aly (fiddle)
3 Strath Laird O'Drumblair Strathspey
The Laird of Drumblair
Performer: Aly (fiddle)
4 Reel Fairy Dance
The Fairy Dance
Performer: Aly (fiddle)
B.11 Reel Barrowburn Reel
The Barrowburn Reel
Performer: 1st 2 times Cathal (high F whistle), then band in standard tuning
B.21 Polka Ballydesmond Polka
The Ballydesmond Polka
2 Polka Weaver's Delight
Polka No. 1
3 Polka Bruise Hill
Polka No. 2
B.41 Reel Mason's Apron
The Mason's Apron
B.51 Air Ar Éirinn ní Neosfainn Cé Hí
For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name
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