De Danann ‎– Selected Jigs Reels & Songs

Decca ‎– SKL.R 5287
Vinyl, LP, Stereo

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A1 Tom Billy's, Ryan's Jig, The Sandmount Reel, The Clogher Reel 4:43
A2 Love Will Ye Marry Me, Byrne's Hornpipe
Words By [Additional] – J. Moynihan*
A3 The Broken Pledge, Jenny's Welcome To Charlie 3:29
A4 The Banks Of The Quay, Crucaharan Cross 2:29
A5 The Flower Of Sweet Strabane 2:15
A6 The Flowers Of Spring, Jackie Small's Jig 3:00
A7 The Log Cabin, Bean A' Ti Ar Lar 3:24
B1 Carolan's Draught 2:41
B2 The Banks Of Red Roses 3:15
B3 Over The Bog Road 4:10
B4 The Hags Purse, The Colliers Jig 2:07
B5 Barbara Allen 4:45
B6 Dear Irish Boy, Johnny Leary's Polkas 5:57

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Recorded in Conny's Studio Germany 1976.

℗ 1977, The Decca Record Company Limited, London

Note that on the label itself the group are called "The De Danann". This is the only record where they are called by this name and only on the label. On the cover the name was always "De Danann".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): XZAL-15421.P-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): XZAL-15422.P-1C
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): XZAL-15421- P-1C 1 DU
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): XZAL-15422- P-1C 1 DA

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November 6, 2017
For my money, this (the second) is the best Dé Dannan album; and it has never been issued on CD, and as I understand never will be, because the master tapes have been lost!

At this time the group still arranged their material, instead of having everyone play the melody in unison, as later. Charlie Piggott’s banjo playing contributed something special, as did Johnny Moynihan's inimitable voice.

I transferred my copy to CD long ago. Buy this, and you can do the same.

The total time is 46'28".