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Absolute Classic

I can't believe there is only one review for this album. An absolute classic, the most important Irish Traditional Music Album of the last 40 years. The album where the Bothy Band burst on to the scene and changed everything. The original line up with Tommy Peoples on fiddle before Kevin Burke took over. Matt Molloy on flute, Paddy Keenan on pipes, Donal Lunny on Bouzouki, with Tiona and Michael O' Domhnaill on harpsichord and guitar respectively. Absolutely magic.


If you like traditional music you'll LOVE this recording - a classic, and one that every collection should have!

The Bothy Band

The music on this album changed peoples' lives - that is no exaggeration. One of the most important recordings ever of traditional Irish music, - and never bettered.


Formed: 1975 in Ireland

Genre: Celtic Folk

Years Active: '70s

In the three years the Bothy Band were together, they emerged as one of the exciting bands in Celtic history. Although much of their repertoire was rooted in the traditional music of Ireland, their enthusiasm and musical virtuosity set off ripples that continue to be felt. The genesis of the Bothy Band was sparked in 1975 when bouzouki player Dónal Lunny left Planxty to form his own record company, Mulligan. One of his first projects brought him together with uillean piper Paddy Keenan, flute and...
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