Bridget Fitzgerald | Two Sides of a Coyne

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Two Sides of a Coyne

by Bridget Fitzgerald

Sean-nós ("old style") Irish Traditional Singer.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Eileanóir a Rún
3:36 $0.99
2. Jimmy Mo Mhíle Stór (feat. Carol Barney)
2:37 $0.99
3. Droimín Donn Dílis
1:49 $0.99
4. Bonny Light Horseman (feat. Pat O'Connor, Eoghan O'Sullivan & Carol Barney)
3:06 $0.99
5. Bánchnoic Éireann Ó (feat. Eoghan O'Sullivan)
2:14 $0.99
6. Liam Ó Raghaille
4:05 $0.99
7. Síle Ní Eidhir (feat. Mike Block & Carol Barney)
3:14 $0.99
8. Carrickdhoun (feat. Carol Barney)
3:24 $0.99
9. Dublin in the Rare Old Times (feat. Carol Barney & Shannon Heaton)
3:50 $0.99
10. Áirde Cuain
1:55 $0.99
11. Amhrán Mhaoinse
4:14 $0.99
12. As I Roved Out (feat. Carol Barney & Liz Simmons)
3:28 $0.99
13. The Foggy Dew (feat. John Coyne & Hanneke Cassel)
3:21 $0.99
14. The Croppy Boy
2:52 $0.99
15. Siúl a Rún (feat. Carol Barney & Sean Clohessy)
4:00 $0.99
16. Over the Mountain
2:23 $0.99
17. Peigín Leitir Móir (feat. John Coyne & Máirtín de Cógáin)
2:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
Bridget Fitzgerald • Two Sides of a Coyne / Dhá Thaobh den Chadhanach

I first met Bridget during the bad old days when sean-nós (old style) singing was ignored, looked down upon and misunderstood by the majority of people in Ireland and Irish America. It was associated with backwardness and poverty and also with a language that seemed to many to have no useful function in the modern world. Indeed Bridget herself at the time did not even think of herself as a singer at all even though she had learned and sung songs in her home in Inverin
in Connemara, one of the last great strongholds of the Irish language and the old styles of singing and dancing in the West of Ireland. After I met her in Boston and heard her singing at a house session, I invited her to appear with me at a festival in Western Carolina University. She was a roaring success there, and for many years charmed American audiences not only with her singing but also her ebullient good natured personality.

Now that we have finally come to our collective senses at home and away and celebrate sean-nós singing as a priceless part of our national cultural heritage, Bridget continues to act as a wonderful ambassador for our culture abroad. I am delighted that she finally got around to making her own CD. It is a most important chapter in our cultural legacy worldwide.

- Mick Moloney


Carol Barney, guitar (except where indicated) • John Coyne, bouzouki; guitar (track 13) • Shannon Heaton, flute • Hanneke Cassel, fiddle (track 13) • Sean Clohessy, piano • Mike Block, cello • Máirtín de Cógáin, vocals; bodhrán • Liz Simmons, vocals • Pat O’Connor, fiddle (track 4) • Eoghan O’Sullivan, button accordion; guitar (track 5)

This album was made possible through the generosity of a number of people. First, I want to thank each and every person who supported my Kickstarter campaign. Thanks also to Mike Block, Hanneke Cassel, Simon Chasalow, Sean Clohessy, Vincent Crotty, Máirtín de Cógáin, John Gallagher & Aki Endo, Jeanne & Michael Gibbons, Matt Heaton, Kathleen and Colum Kane, Lillis Ó Laoire, Áine Minogue, Sue Mogan-Mattison, Mick Moloney, Maggie Ni Chadhain, Pat O’Connor, Eoghan O’Sullivan, Michael Quinlin, Liz Simmons and Sean Smith. Thanks to Jim Wallace for your kindness and generosity; to Eric Chasalow and Barbara Cassidy, for your hospitality, endless patience and good will; and to Daniel Neely. I couldn’t have done it without you all. Thanks to Lindsay and Brian O Donovan and Cathie Ryan. Thanks Shannon Heaton, your help on this project was immeasurable. Finally, special thanks to my son Michael J. P. Fitzgerald, Eileen Gibney, and John, Lisa, Josie and Rory Coyne of Melrose, Mass; you are my rock!

I wish to dedicate this album to the memory of my parents Michael and Anne Coyne, my brother Mickey and also to Carol Barney. / I gcuimhne mo thuismitheóirí Michael a’ Táilliúra agus e bhean Nan, mo dheartháir Mickey, agus mo chara Carol Barney. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha uilig.

Executive Producer Barbara Cassidy
Produced by Eric Chasalow
Recorded by Gerry Putnam (CedarHouse Sound and Mastering, NH), Jim Wallace (Alexandria, VA; tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14), Eric Chasalow (Suspicious Motives Records, Newton, MA)
Mastered by Antonio Oliart
Cover art by Vincent Crotty
Design / Layout by Daniel Neely
Photography by Andy Cambria

℗ © 2014 Bridget Fitzgerald. All rights reserved



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