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Album Contents: Music from "Ballad of the Irish Horse" by The Chieftains

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Artist NameThe Chieftains
Album TitleMusic from "Ballad of the Irish Horse"
MusiciansDerek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle)
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Shanachie 79051, 1987. Mostly compositions by Paddy Moloney. "This record is based on the score for Ballad of the Irish Horse, a National Geographic television special." Only the traditional tunes are indexed here – which includes some things Moloney misleadingly claims as his own compositions, dated 1985. Recorded in Dublin.

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JigD Green Pastures
The Green Pastures
JigSl Foxhunter's Jig
[untitled in set:] Chasing the Fox
Reel Foxhunter's Reel
[untitled in set:] Chasing the Fox
81 Song Galway Races
Galway Races
Performer: Kevin Conneff (vocals)
2 JigD Trip to Athlone
[untitled interlude in song:] Galway Races
101 Reel Boyne Hunt
The Boyne Hunt
Performer: 1st time Paddy Moloney (pipes)
2 Reel Mullingar Races
Mullinger Races
Performer: Sean Keane (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute)
3 Reel Five-Mile Chase
The Five-Mile Chase
Reel Foxhunter's Reel
[untitled in set:] Horses of Ireland - Part 2
6 Reel [untitled]
[6th tune in a set titled:] Horses of Ireland - Part 2
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