"Memories of Ireland"
CD ARCD 021
Magical, musical memories of Ireland-that's what you will find on this album of Matt Cunningham from Headford, Co Galway, widely acclaimed as a multi-instrumentalist and master of traditional Irish music and song. Following the huge success of his album "The Green Hills of Erin" which became a best seller both in Ireland and the UK, Matt and his band have come up with thirteen tracks on this album and many of those tracks are reminiscent of the sounds that would emanate from Irish country kitchens at the great ceili house dances of yesteryear.
One of the tracks is a live recording from the very successful "Taste of Galway" show which features Matt Cunningham. On this track Matt is joined by his Sons Joseph and Eric who display their prowess by some powerful playing on two tin whistles and those lads also prove that the talent for traditional music will continue for another generation at least in the Cunningham household
More songs ...and music from Matt Cunningham. Globe trotting Matt now finds that the demand for his Irish music and songs is as great among the emigrants as it is on his native country where he is acclaimed as one of our top traditional and dance music entertainers. These notes are nothing more than a sketchy reference to what you will enjoy on this album. Matt from the west of Ireland , along with his band is a leading attraction on the Irish music scene.
The Track List is
1. Reels-The Maid behind the Bar, The Rising Sun, Touch Me If You Can 2. Song-Cill Chais 3. Reels-The Rambler in Cork, Buckley's Fancy, The Mullingar Races 4. Hornpipes-Cooney's Hornpipe, Dumphy's 5. Song-All the Good Times are Past and Gone 6. Live tracks-Slow Airs-De Bharr na gCnoc, Denis Murphy's, The Kerry Polka (featuring Joseph, Eric and Matt) 7. Jigs-The Walls of Liscannor, Brian O'Lynn, The Cashel Jig 8. Song-Trasna na dTonnta 9. Jigs-Old Man Dillon, The Cat in the Corner, The Dairy Maid 10. Waltz Selection-Shannon's, The Jacqueline 11. Fiddle Selection-Fancy Power, Cooley's Reel, The Bonny Boy 12. Song-Since Maggie Went Away 13. Reels-The Boys of Galway, Sailor on the Rock, Farewell to Erin