Ceoltoiri Coleman is a group of musicians associated with the Coleman Heritage Center of Gurteen, Co. Sligo, and includes such luminaries as Colm O'Donnell (vocals, flute, tinwhistle) and Michael Hurley (flute, fiddle). This particular CD, recorded just prior to the ensemble's 2001 tour, follows the format of the live show, alternating numbers performed by the full ensemble with others recorded by singers or musicians playing solo or in duets, all very good. Throughout, the music has the vitality and energy, yet flowing quality associated with South Sligo, "Coleman Country" as it is known. Many of the tunes recorded are standards of the Sligo tradition, but there are a few rarities thrown in as well. The songs are performed by the great Colm O'Donnell and his daughter Siobhan.

Rating: *** 1/2

Price: $24.99
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1. Reels: The Providence / Paddy Mills' / Maids of Castlebar
2. Jigs: The Pipe on the Hob / Cailleach a Airgid
3. Song: The Shamrock Shore
4. Reels: The Blackberry Blossom / Ah Surely
5. Jigs: Brendan Tonra's /The Killavil / The Man in the Bog
6. Reels: Josephine Marsh's  / John Brosnan's
7. Hornpipe & Reels: The High Level / Dunmore Lasses / Old Maids of Sligo
8. Song: Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
9. Jigs: The Enniscorthy Set
10. Slow Reels: Cuz Teahan's
11. Reels: George White's / Carracastle Lass
12. Slow Air: A Stor Mo Chroi
13. Jigs: Garrett Barry's / Sean Ryan's / The Piper's Chair
14. Reels: The Monasteraden Fancy / Paddy Jim Frank's
15. Song: The Maid of Sweet Gurteen
16. Jig: The Lark in the Bog
17. Jigs: The Wandering Minstrel / Fasten the Leg in Her / Tansey's Dream
18. Reels: Finn's Favourite / Jackie Coleman's / The Sligo Duke
See also:
Colm O'Donnell: Farewell to Evening Dances
Colm O'Donnell: The Rocks of Bawn
Various: The Mountain Road