An extraordinary collection of film clips from the RTE Archives, 145 minutes dating from 1961-1986. There's a great range of material here, from the obligatory clips of the heroes of the 1970s revival, Planxty, the Bothy Band, Clannad, etc, to extraordinary footage like that of Galway accordionist Joe Cooley, Kerry fiddlers Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford, to odd but thankfully few clips of "Aran-sweater" ballad singers. Overall, the "wow" factor is very high, and one wishes for much more of the same soon. This DVD is "all-regions."

Rating: **** 1/2

Price: $31.99   Recommended
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1 - Jimmy Sinnott, lilting. Hornpipe: Mullingar Races. 
2 - Bothy Band. Song: Pretty Peg; Reel: Gregg's Pipes. 
3 - Celine Hession & Donncha O Muimhneachain, step dancing; Paddy Glackin, fiddle. Slip jigs: Fig for a Kiss, Kid on the Mountain. 
4 - Darach O Cathain. Song: Oro, 'Se Do Bheatha Abhaile. 
5 - Liam O'Flynn, uilleann pipes. Jig: Frieze Britches. 
6 - Tulla Ceili Band. Reels: Pigeon on the Gate, Foxhunter's. 
7 - Ann Byrne & Jesse Owens. Song: Lily of the West. 
8 - John, John Jnr & James Kelly, fiddles. Reels: Ceathru Cavan, Wild Irishman. 
9 - Clannad. Song: Teir Abhaile Riu. 
10 - Mary MacNamara & Martin Hayes, concertina & fiddle. Reels: John Naughton's, Tommy Coen's. 
11 - Swords Mummers. March, Song: Twenty Men from Dublin Town. 
12 - Ceoltoiri Laighean. Slide: Scattery Island Slide. 
13 - Paul Brady. Song: Shamrock Shore. 
14 - Set dancers; Tulla Ceili Band. 
15 - Scan Keane, fiddle. Air: Gol na mBan san Ar. 
16 - Willie Reynolds, uilleann pipes. Reels: Rakish Paddy, Sligo Maid. 
17 - Knocknagree Set Dancers; Johnny O'Leary, accordion; Michael Duggan, fiddle; Ellen O'Leary, whistle; Kathleen O'Keeffe, whistle. Slides: Ratnawaun, Hare in the Corn. 
18 - Padraig Agnas. Song: An Baile Ata Laimh Lei Siud. 
19 - De Danann. Jigs: Tom Billy's, Sean Ryan's; Reels: Mick Hand's, Hills of Clogher. 
20 - Colm Walsh. Song: Bonny Bunch of Roses.
21 - Tommy Peoples, fiddle. Strathspeys; Laird of Drumblair (two versions). 
22 - Sean O Cuilleanain (John Cullinane), step dancing; Sean O Cearbhaill, fiddle. Hornpipe: Liverpool. 
23 - Julia Clifford, Denis Murphy, fiddles; Paddy Moloney, whistle; Des Mulkere, flute. Reel: Liffey Banks. 
24 - Nioclas Toibin. Song: Na Pratai Dubna. 
25 - Joe Cooley, accordion; Jack Cooley bodhran; Des Mulkere, banjo. Reel: Wise Maid. 
26 - Unknown boy. Song: Four Green Fields. 
27 - Session group. Reels: Lucy Campbell's, Sligo Maid. 
28 - Pat Keamey; Eric Benson, piano. Song: Site Ni Ghadhra. 
29 - Wrenboys. Hornpipe: Harvest Home; Reel: Duke of Leinster. 
30 - Planxty. Song: Jolly Beggar; Reel: Wise Maid. 
31 - Sean 'ac Dhonncha. Song: Bean an Fhir Rua. 
32 - Paddy Moloney, Sean Potts, whistles; Peadar Mercier, bodhran. Reels: Connaught Heifers, Micho Russell's. 
33 - Gerry Cullen, Brian Leahy, Fran McPhail. Song: Bonny Light Horseman. 
34 - Stocktons Wing. Reels: Boys of Malin, Green Fields of Tyrol, Glass of Beer. 
35 - Ludlow Trio. Song: Butcher Boy. 
36 - Sean O Se & Ceoltoiri Chualann. Song: Ta 'na La. 
37 - Dubliners. Song: I Must Away Now. 
38 - Denis O'Brien, whistle. Air: Ni ar Chnoc no ar Isleacht; Reel: Finbarr Dwyer's. 
39 - Tommy Makem. Song: Leaving of Liverpool. 
40 - Session group. Reel: Maid behind the Bar.  41 - Frank Harte. Song: Valentine O'Hara. 
42 - Tullyvin Ceili Band. Reels: Donegal Reel, Sheehan's, Croghan Hill. 
43 - Al O'Donnell. Song: Ramble Away. 
44 - Ceili dancers. Dance: Briseadh na Carraige ('Siege of Carrick"). 
45 - Siamsa Tire Folk Theatre. Dramatisation of song 'Casadh an tSugain'. 
46 - Matt Molloy, flute; Donal Lunny, bouzouki. Reel: Bucks of Oranmore. 
47 - Bonus track: Meet the People 1961.
See also:
  Come West Along the Road 2 - DVD