Kevin Henry: flute, tinwhistle, uilleann pipes, recitations
Maggie Healy: flute, tinwhistle, fiddle
Johnny Henry: fiddle
Verona Ryan: fiddle
Malachy Towey: bodhran

For their very first release (1998), the Chicago-based label Bogfire have produced a wonderful document of pure-drop traditional music from the Henry family of Tubbercurry and Chicago. Kevin Henry (b. 1929) has preserved in his playing the old style of his native area, one which is disappearing fast. Henry not only plays several instruments but also is great at delivering recitations with passion and flair. Twenty-three tracks in all.

Rating: *** 1/2

Price: $17.99
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1. Reels: Kiss the Bride in Bed / Lady in the Island
2. Reels: The Galway Rambler / The Flowers of Red Hill
3. Jigs: Pipe on the Hob / Tom Hearte's
4. Recitation & Air: Guilty or not Guilty / Dark Slender Boy
5. Reels: Dermot Grogan's / Paddy Jim Frank / Old Swallow's Tail
6. Jigs: The Killavil Jig / The Wailing Banshee
7. Recitation: The Hellbound Tain
8. Reels: Paddy Sean Nancy's
9. Reels: The Clogher Reel / Sean sa Cheo
10. Jigs: Biddy McGhee / The Moving Bogs of Powellsboro
11. Recitation: Rex
12. Reels: Up Cloontia / Mayes' Cross
13. Reels: Tom Ward's / The New Policeman
14. Hornpipes: Murphy's Hornpipe / Kitty's Wedding
15. Recitation: Peg Kelley's Black Cat
16. Polkas: The Ballymote / The Rooskey
17. Reels: Speed the Plow / McFadden's Handsome Daughter
18. Song: My Little Thatched Cabin
19. Jigs: The Wandering Minstrel / The Maid on the Green
20. Reels: Miss Thornton / Reevey Johnson
21. Jigs: The Butcher's March / Hare in the Heather
22. Recitation: The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God
23. Reels: The Tarbolton / The Golden Keyboard