While Mike Rafferty and daughter Mary have made three albums together, this latest one is under Mike's name (Mary had a recent solo album too), and it does focus on him and his music. Mike Rafferty has become and Irish music icon, and for good reasons, his music is the "real deal." In many ways this album is a celebration of where that music came from. "Speed 78," by the way, is a reference to the old records made by the old Ballinakill Ceili Band, a constant source of inspiration. Especially notable in that regard are the tracks interspersed between the musical numbers on which Mike Rafferty talks about his early life and musical upbringing. The artwork, evoking photos and notes in an old-fashioned scrapbook, is a most appropriate complementing touch. Once again, a lovely production.