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||Tommy Coen's Memories / Callaghan's (Reels)||Dónal Clancy||2:19||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Garrett Barry's / the Humours of Trim (Jigs)||Dónal Clancy||3:19||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Nomad||Dónal Clancy||3:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ask My Father / Helvic Head (Single Jig/Jig)||Dónal Clancy||4:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Seán Ó Duibhir Ghleanna / Bill Malley's (Slow Air/ Barn Dance)||Dónal Clancy||4:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Farewell to Connaught/ the Repeal of the Union (Reels)||Dónal Clancy||2:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lord Inchiquin (Harp Tune)||Dónal Clancy||3:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||An Buachaill Caol Dubh (Slow Air)||Dónal Clancy||2:41||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Monaghan Jig/ Old Hag You Have Killed Me! (Jigs)||Dónal Clancy||3:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Castle of Dromore/ Sonny Brogan's (Song Air/ Mazurka)||Dónal Clancy||4:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Concert Reel/ My Love and I In the Garden (Reels)||Dónal Clancy||2:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Byrne's/ Kitty's Wedding (Hornpipes)||Dónal Clancy||3:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Donal Clancy is the son of Liam Clancy, one of the famous Clancy Brothers who brought Irish folk songs to a worldwide audience in the '60s and '70s. Donal picked up the guitar as a child after experimenting with both whistle and mandolin, and found himself hooked immediately. He has since gone on to success as a session guitarist and as a member of the touring bands behind such eminent artists as Kevin Crawford, Cathie Ryan and the Chieftains. His first solo album finds him working in a spare and unadorned style, playing both fingerstyle and with a flatpick, and sometimes overdubbing harmony and counterpoint parts on guitar or bouzouki (as well as layering on the occasional bodhran beat). The program consists of traditional tunes learned from a variety of sources, some of which will be familiar to lovers of Celtic music ("Repeal of the Union," "Old Hag You Have Killed Me," the gorgeous Turlough O'Carolan harp piece "Lord Inchiquin") and others less so — "The Nomad," for example, is a dark and lovely slower tune, and "Helvic Head" is a beautiful jig from the An Rinn area, where Donal Clancy grew up. His arrangements of the slow airs offer what are perhaps the most impressive moments on this album, particularly his beautiful renditions of "Seán Ó Duibhir Á Ghleanna" and the heartbreakingly bittersweet "Castles of Dromore." Highly recommended.