Fire Draw Near (An Anthology Of Irish Traditional Song And Music)

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A collection of 13 rare, strange and wonderful gems from the Irish tradition. Recorded in various parts of the country over a period of over 60 years between 1947 and 2013. They show us a strong, multi-faceted and vibrant musical tradition in the country; one that still exists in the present day. The settings are varied bars, living rooms, campsites, recording studios as are the backgrounds of those who perform. The music of the Travellers, who tended to the flame of tradition while the rest of society began to lose interest is well-represented, as are styles ranging from sean-nós singing in Connemara, Donegal fiddle-playing, uilleann piping from Dublin and English language singing of ballads both bawdy and beautiful from across Ireland." - Ian Lynch.


  1. The Raineys Woman Of The House
  2. Mary Doran When I Was In Horseback
  3. Tom Lenihan Paddys Panacea
  4. Tommy Reck The Kilfrush / The Trip To Durrow
  5. Frank Harte The Finding Of Moses
  6. Nora Cleary The Codfish
  7. Joe Heaney Amhrán na hEascainne
  8. John Reilly Jr The Jolly Tinker
  9. Grace Toland Flora
  10. Johnny Doran Colonel Fraser, My Love Is In America, Rakish Paddy
  11. Luke Cheevers Ulysses
  12. Joe Holmes The Dark Eyed Gypsy
  13. Francie Byrne The Cat That Kittled In Jamies Wig