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Will O' the Wisp

by Mairin Mannion

Mystical and Creative Ballads written in Ireland
Genre: Easy Listening: Ballads
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hybreasil
3:19 $0.99
2. Hush the Busy World
3:32 $0.99
3. Oh to Have a Little House
4:58 $0.99
4. Sligo Moon
3:28 $0.99
5. Bogtime
5:54 $0.99
6. Melvin Waters Blue
4:29 $0.99
7. 19 and 16
6:15 $0.99
8. Innisfree
6:45 $0.99
9. Without You
3:12 $0.99
10. The Plough in the Stars
5:21 $0.99
11. I See Her Now
3:50 $0.99
12. Tread Softly
3:05 $0.99
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Album Notes
Will O The Wisp
Album Notes.

I Hope you will Enjoy this CD!

The musicians on this CD are:
Mairin Mannion: Vocals
Seamie O Dowd: Guitar, Mandolin
Brian McDonagh : Mandola, Bouzouki, keyboard
Liam Kelly : Whistles
Rick Epping : Harmonica
Francie Lenahan: Guitar, Dobro
Aisling Mannion: Vocals , Piano
Steve Wickam: fiddle
String Quartet: Anna Houston, Niamh Crowley, Steve Wickam, Austin Mc Manus
(string arrangement by Anna)
Tonto: Percussion

All Tracks written and composed by Mairin Mannion
except Track 9 which was composed by my cousin Ciaran.
All Tracks arranged and produced by Mairin Mannion, Brian Mc Donagh, and Seamie O Dowd
Recorded in the Magic Room Sligo
Recorded ,mixed, mastered and engineered by Brian Mc Donagh

Track One: Hybreasil:
Hybreasil is a mythical Island which may exist of the West Coast of Ireland.
When I was a child I loved the magical stories my Father would tell me about Hybreasil.

Track 2: Hush The Busy World
Describes the beauty and magic of this area of the North West of Ireland and how if you totally immerse yourself in the beauty
and magic around you, You can hush the Busy World and make time stand still
And then you ll know all there is to know.!

Track 3: Oh to have a Little House
I recently read again an Old Irish Poem by Irish Poet Padraic Colum " The Old Woman of the Roads"
Set in Famine times The Old Woman is homeless and destitute, with nowhere to go and no shelter.
She wanders the Roads. It struck me that it is the same Today when Millions of People are displaced, Refugees with nowhere to go. This song is about the Refugee crisis and uses extracts of the old poem.

Track: 4 Sligo Moon
This song is about walking about Sligo Town on lovely Cold Frosty Nights

Track 5: Bogtime:
This song is based on memories of going to the bog with my GrandUncle.
Loving the sights and sounds, and how he knew that all things in life must change.
In Nature there is a time for each thing, and now is the time when it is imperative upon us to save our Bogs.
One of the Natural Wonders of the World

Track 6: Melvin Waters Blue
This song describes the beauty of Lough Melvin and North Leitrim,
and the grief the exiled heart feels when forced from it to go

Track 7: 19 And 16
This song looks at how Padraic Pearse may have been feeling on the night before his execution.
As he first and foremost a Teacher and a Poet, I pondered on what his thoughts may have been on such a fateful night

Track 8: Innisfree
The winning singer/songwriter Track from the 2011 Sligo/ Live Competion, as judged by Paul Brady, the late Philip Chevron
and Patrick Mc Cabe.
The song describes that even if you cannot get physically away from reality for a break,
you can always close your eyes and escape to Innisfree.

Track 9: Without You
A beautiful Lovesong

Track 10: The Plough in The Stars
Describes the Good and Bad points of Emigration
from the viewpoint of those who go and those who are left behind

Track 11: I see Her Now
Based on Stories told to me by Mother and her family
It is a Dedication to the people of that era in Ireland who are now fading away

Track 12: Tread Softly
Using extracts of the Yeats Poem" Cloths of Heaven"
This song asks for us to Tread Carefully on each others hearts and dreams

All songs are written and composed by Mairin Mannion except Track 9.
Which was written bt my Cousin Ciaran Casey



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