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Intricate arrangements, lovely singing, and powerful rhythms make this an absolute must.

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The absolute best

When it comes to Irish music, this is the best there is. Despite being together for barely four years (1975-1979), no group (except maybe the Chieftains) has had a greater influence on modern Irish traditional music than the Bothy Band. Leading current groups like Altan and Lunasa credit the Bothies as the single biggest influence on their work. The sound on this iTunes edition isn't as good as an earlier CD version, but the music is still essential to any fans of traditional Irish music.

The Maids of Mitchelstown

I absolutely love the song The Maids of Mitchelstown. It's very moving and emotional for me
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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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