Molloy, Brady, Peoples
Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples
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||Matt Peoples (Reels)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||1:40||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The Creel of Turf / Tom Billys (Jigs)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||2:58||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The Crosses of Annagh / McFaddens Handsome Daughter (Reels)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||2:16||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The Newport Lass / The Rambling Pitchfork (Jigs)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||2:54||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Shamrock Shore (Song)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||4:09||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Munster Buttermilk / The Connachtman's Rambles (Jigs)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||2:20||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Speed the Plough / Toss the Feathers (Reels)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||1:53||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The Limerick Lass / The Foxhunters (Reels)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||2:09||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Mick Finns / The Blachthorn (Reels)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||1:55||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Fergal O'Gara / The Cloon (Reels)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||2:11||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Mulqueeny's / Out In the Ocean (Hornpipe, Jig)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||2:56||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The Rainy Day / The Grand Canal (Reels)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||2:40||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The Scotsman Over the Border / The Killavil (Jigs)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||1:54||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||John Brennans (Silver Spire) / Drag Her Round the Road [Reels]||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||1:56||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The Graf Spee (Reel)||Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples||2:06||£0.79||View in iTunes|
This album is something of a summit meeting between two major powers in Irish music — fiddler Tommy Peoples and flutist Matt Molloy, both veterans of the legendary Bothy Band and world-class instrumentalists. Guitarist Paul Brady plays a supporting role, though he steps out front to sing, beautifully, on the bitter "Shamrock Shore." Throughout most of the album, Molloy and Peoples take turns leading the trio through sets of traditional jigs and reels. Interestingly, the program includes a few session standards ("Speed the Plough," "Toss the Feathers," "The Connachtman's Rambles") but consists primarily of more obscure tunes. Molloy solos on a set of reels consisting of "The Crosses of Annagh" and "McFadden's Handsome Daughter" and delivers them with his trademark offhanded eloquence; Peoples shows off his sharp, astringent attack to perfect effect on "The Newport Lass" and "The Rambling Pitchfork." (Yes, "The Rambling Pitchfork." Don't ask where these tune names come from.) Inconsistent production quality is a minor annoyance throughout — some tracks sound distant, cramped and monophonic, others sound close and dry. But it's only as minor annoyance.
Not to be missed
This album is a rare classic, three master Irish musicians playing great tunes.
Stunning music which leaves you dancing with joy. The reels are played perfectly and the jigs are done to perfection.
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s