Seán Ó Riada ‎– Our Musical Heritage

RTÉ ‎– FR 001/002/003
3 × Vinyl, LP


A1 An Caiptin Ó Máille
A2 Úna Bhán
A3 Máirín de Barra
A4 Piano Illustration - John Twiss, Úna Bhán
A5 Piano Illustrations
A6 Sail Óg Rua
A7 Piano Illustration Of An Buachaillin Bán
A8 An Sceilpin Draighneach
A9 Donnchadh Bán
B1 Piano Illustration Of An Buachaill Caol Dubh
B2 Piano Illustration Of An Raibh Tu Ag A’ Gcarraig
B3 Na Connerys
B4 An Buachaillin Bán
B5 An Carabhat
B6 Piano Illustration Of Cath Cheim An Fhia
B7 A Mháire Ni Laoire
B8 A Mháire Ni Laoire
B9 An Brianach Óg
C1 Chanter Range And Ornamentation
C2 Miss Mcleod’s The Dogs Among The Bushes
C3 Bunch Of Keys
C4 Bean Dubh A’Ghleanna
C5 Piano Illustration Of An Draighneán Donn
C6 Sliabh Na Mban
C7 An Chuilfhionn
C8 Lament For Staker Wallace
C9 Gillian’s Apples Fairy
C10 The Frieze Breeches
D1 The Steampacket
D2 Bean A’ Ti Ar Lar
D3 Jackson’s
D4 Neil Doherty’s The Irish Washerwoman
D5 Nine Points Of Roguery
D6 Reidy Johnson’s Up Against The Buachalláns
D7 Music In The Glen Mcfadden’s
D8 The Star Of Munster
D9 The Mist Covered Mountains Scully Casey’s
D10 The Mason’s Apron Banish Misfortune
D11 Walls Of Liscarroll Cabin Hunter The Tempest
E1 The Maid Behind The Bar
E2 Carrigeen Roe Gorman’s
E3 Martin Wynne’s Gooseberry Bush
E4 Happy To Meet Sorry To Part
E5 Tomeen O’Dea’s The Limestone Rock
E6 The Bride’s Favourite
E7 The Steampacket The Limestone Rock
E8 Tom Billy’s Collier’s The Battering Ram
E9 Walls Of Liscarroll Kitty Gone A’ Milking The Morning Star
E10 An Phis Fhliuch
F1 Farmer Michael Hayes
F2 Gander In The Pratie Hole The Old Bush
F3 Taproom The Liffey Banks Cailleach An Airgid
F4 Piano Illustration Of Accordion Style
F5 The Hut In The Bog Gorman’s
F6 Paddy’s Return Haste To The Wedding
F7 Five Mile Chase Rolling In The Ryegrass Heathery Breeze
F8 The Old Brown Slipper
F9 An Long Faoi Lanseol
F10 Mna Na HEireann


Triple album box set which is the first publication of an important series of programmes on Irish traditional music which Sean O Riada presented on Radio Eireann in 1962. These programmes are considered by some to be one of the most important points in the modern revival of Irish traditional music, as at the time (as Thomas Kinsella wrote) “…the Irish musical tradition was of little or no concern (indeed, an object of contempt) to the urban majority of the Irish people.” Not only did he raise national awareness of the music but he was instrumental in bringing together a number of players to produce traditional music in a manner that had never existed before, the “Ceoltóiri Chualann”. Directly out of this sprang the Chieftains and eventually the whole modern idea of traditional groups.

The set of three LP's provide a selection of, edited and introduced by Tomas O Canainn, of the performances by sean-nos singers and traditional instrumentalists chosen to illustrate the character of the Irish musical tradition.
With accompanying 84 page book printed by The Dolmen Press.