Tommy Peoples: fiddle
Matt Molloy: flute
Paddy Keenan: uilleann pipes, tinwhistle
Donal Lunny: bouzouki, vocals
Triona Ni Dhomhnaill: harpsichord, bodhran, vocals
Micheal O'Domhnaill: guitar, vocals

The legendary band's legendary first album, recorded in October 1975, and featuring Tommy Peoples as the band's fiddle player. From the the strummed introduction to "The Kesh Jig" on, every single tune, song, and indeed their arrangements have become so familiar to those of us who have been following Irish traditional music since the 1970s that playing one of them at a session is like quoting from a great author. Although the band's sound changed somewhat when Kevin Burke replaced Tommy Peoples the following year and the arrangements became more polished and sophisticated on subsequent albums, this is the one which changed the course of Irish music. 
Rating: **** 1/2

Price: $16.99
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1. Jigs & Reels: The Kesh Jig / Give Us a Drink of Water / The Flower of the Flock / Famous Ballymote
2. Reels: The Green Groves of Erin / The Flowers of Red Hill
3. Song: Do You Love an Apple
4. Reel: Julia Delaney
5. Jigs: Patsy Geary's / Coleman's Cross
6. Song: Is Trua Nach Bhfuil Me in Eirinn
7. Reels: The Navvy on the Line / The Rainy Day
8. Jigs: The Tar Road to Sligo / Paddy Clancy's
9. Reels: Martin Wynne's / The Longford Tinker
10. Song & Reel: Pretty Peg / Craig's Pipes
11. Air, Strathspey & Reel: Hector the Hero / The Laird of Drumblaire
12. Reels: The Traveller / The Humours of Lissadell
13. Slip Jig: The Butterfly
14. Reels: The Salamanca / The Banshee / The Sailor's Bonnet
See also:
      The Bothy Band: Old Hag You Have Killed Me
      The Bothy Band: Out of the Wind Into the Sun
      Paddy Keenan: Paddy Keenan
        Paddy Keenan: Poirt an Phiobaire
        Paddy Keenan & Paddy Glackin: Doublin'
        Paddy Keenan & Tommy O'Sullivan: The Long Grazing Acre
      Matt Molloy: Matt Molloy
      Matt Molloy - Paul Brady - Tommy Peoples
      Matt Molloy: Stony Steps
      Matt Molloy, Sean Keane, Liam O'Flynn: The Fire Aflame
      Matt Molloy & John Carty: Pathway to the Well
      Tommy Peoples: The Quiet Glen
      Tommy Peoples: Fiddler's Fancy