Edited by Reg Hall, the specialist for Irish music in London, this is an excellent follow-up to Hall's first collection "Irish Dance Music." The 23 tracks, by performers from the 78 era recorded in Ireland, Britain, and the US, are very well remastered and present a great variety of idioms, although with the lion's share being given to ensemble recordings, by the likes of the Ballinakill and Aughrim Slopes ceili bands. Like with "Irish Dance Music," Hall's notes are most thorough and informative.

Rating: ****

Price: $21.99
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1 Belhavel Trio: Reels - Sporting Paddy / Murphy's Favourite The Haymaker
2 Joe Maguire's Pride of Erne Orchestra: Jigs - The Rose in the
Heather / The Frost is All Over
3 Tom Ennis, James Morrison & John Muller: Reels - Lime Stone Rock
4 The Four Provinces Orchestra: Polka - Leather Away with the Wattle O'
5 Myles (Tin Whistle) O'Malley & his Orchestra: Hornpipes - The
Kildare Fancy / The Boys of Blue Hill
6 Moate Ceilidh Band: Reels - Salamanca / Roaring Mary
7 Patrick Killoran & his Pride of Erin Orchestra: Highland Flings - Donegal
Lasses / Stirling Castle
8 Peter Conlon: Reels - The Flax in Bloom / The Bag of Potatoes
9 John McGettigan's Three-leaf Shamrock Orchestra: Highland Schottische Medley
10 Michael Grogan: Reels - The Mountain Lark / The Traveller
11 Ballinakil (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players: Hornpipes - Honeysuckle / Pound Hill
12 Stephen Maloney & Tommy Whelan: Jig - The Pipe on the Job
13 Ballinakil (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players: Reels - Knocknagow / Fowling Piece
14 Frank Fallon's Orchestra: Liverpool Hornpipe / Red Haired Lad
15 Siasma Gaedheal Ceilidhe Band: Jigs - King of the Jigs / An
t'Athair Jack Walsh / MacDonagh's Jig
16 Flanagan Brothers: Reels - The Auld Blackthorn
17 Flanagan Brothers: Jigs - Rakes of Clonmel / Sarsfield's Jig
18 Pat Roche's Harp & Shamrock Orchestra: Reels - Green Mountain
/ Longford Lass
19 Rosaleen Quartet: Reel - The Maid Behind the Bar
20 Seamus Ennis: Jigs - The Cavan Brigade / When the Cock Crow It is Day / Sixpenny Money
21 Ballinamore Ceilidhe Band: Reels - Bag of Spuds / Rakish Paddy
22 Aughrim Slopes Ceilidhe Band: Jigs - The Monaghan Jig / Henchy's Delight
23 Aughrim Slopes Ceilidhe Band: Reels - Geoghan's Favourite / Galway Rambler / London Lassies