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Beauty An Oileáin
Music and Song of the Blasket Islands




Claddagh Records


Irish Traditional


An archive selection of music and song from the Blasket Islands. Sung and played by some of the people who left the island in 1953 the earliest recording included goes back to 1957. Reavailable in soft plastic envelope cover, CD and Booklet.


1. The Swallow’s Tail (reel), Gan Ainm (jig), Pop Goes the Weasel (jig)
2. Gan Ainm (polka), Neilí, An Fuacht (polka), I Have a Bonnet Trimmed with Blue (polka)
3. An Staicín Eornan (couple dance), Gan Ainm (slide)
4. Beannacht ó Rí na hAoine (song)
5. An Goirtín Eorna (song)
6. Bruach na Carraige Báine (song)
7. The Irish Washerwoman (jig), Delaney’s Drummers (jig), The Fairy Reel (reel)
8. Mursheen Durkin (polka) Gan Ainm (slide)
9. Bánta An Bhlascaoid Mhóir (song)
10. Port na bPúcaí (spoken Introduction and slow air)
11. Raghadsa Is Mo Cheaití (song)
12. Réidhchnoc Mná Duibhe (song)
13. The Barren Rocks of Aden (polka)
14. Gan Ainm (jig), An Rógaire Dubh (jig)
15. The Leg of the Duck (jig), Cúnla (jig), Off She Goes (jig), The Harvest Home (hornpipe)
16. Beauty Deas an Oileáin (song)
17. Beauty Deas an Oileáin (slow air)