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Here's a Health to the Company

by Matching Ties

A collection of traditional and modern Irish, Scottish and English folk songs and dance tunes from Munich, Germany based folk band with members from Ireland, England and the U.S. touring Europe since 1986.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The City of Chicago
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2. Scotsman Over the Border / Donnybrook Fair / Garrett Barry's
3:06 $0.99
3. Border Reveir
4:18 $0.99
4. From Clare to Here
5:33 $0.99
5. The Little Beggarman (Girl)
3:16 $0.99
6. Thomas' Morris / Postman's Polka
3:22 $0.99
7. The Bonny Ship the Diamond
3:21 $0.99
8. Here's a Health to the Company
4:03 $0.99
9. Wild Mountain Thyme
3:53 $0.99
10. Hard Times of Old England
3:48 $0.99
11. An Spailpín Fánach
3:59 $0.99
12. Morrission's Jig / Kid On the Mountain
2:55 $0.99
13. The Northwest Passage
4:15 $0.99
14. Johnny's Wedding / Teetotaler's Reel / The High Reel
3:24 $0.99
15. Sweet Music Roll On
4:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
Germany’s veteran folk band „Matching Ties” proudly presents their latest and 6th CD “Here’s a Health to the Company“ a collection of 15 modern and traditional Irish, Scottish and English folk songs, ballads and dance tunes. Traditional songs about the hardships of immigration, the dangers of life at sea, love and farewell are arranged in Matching Ties original instrumental and vocal setting on a myriad of instruments. Artists on the CD include founding duo Trevor Morriss (London) on mandolin, guitar, Irish bouzouki and vocals and Paul Stowe (USA) on guitar and vocals, (the two of them have toured since 1986 together with over 3000 concerts), as well as Peter Corbett (Ireland) fiddle and vocals and Konrad Stock (Munich) on bodrán (irish drum) and tin and low whistles. Guest musicians on the production include Irishman Dermot Hyde (Ireland), Munich based folk veteran on uilleann pipes and low whistles, who is a regular at many Matching Ties-Quintet concerts, Englishman Paul Richards on the melodeon (accordion), upright bass player Thomas Kaerner, a part-time Matching Ties member and member of Grass Root Ties, Matching Ties sister bluegrass, blues and swing band and Paul’s neighbor Hubert Nuener on snare.
Matching Ties tours throughout Europe and in the U.S. with an average 100 concerts per year at festivals and selected stages. They present “Irish Folk Nights” in halls and larger stages with the excellent Munich based “Tir na nÓg Irish Dance Troupe”, or at selected performances with further bands among Germany’s best or from Ireland.

Einer Deutschlands deinstälteste Folkbands „Matching Ties“ präsentiert ihre neue und 6. CD „Here’s a Health to the Company“ eine Sammlung von 15 moderne und traditionelle irisch, schottische und englische Folksongs Balladen und flotte Tanzmelodien (Tunes). Hauptthemen der Lieder: die Seefahrt und Immigration, das harte Leben der Iren, Engländer und Schotten, Liebe, Leidenschaft und Abschied. Mit dabei das Gründungsduo (seit 1986 zusammen mit über 3000 Konzerten unterwegs) Trevor Morriss aus England an Mandoline, irische Bouzouki, Gitarre und Gesang und Paul Stowe (USA) Gitarre und Gesang sowie Peter Corbett (Irland) an Geige und Gesang und Konrad Stock (München) an Bodhrán (irische Rahmentrommel) und Tin- und Low Whistles (irische Flöten). Gastmusiker auf der Produktion: der in München lebende Folkveteranen aus Irland Dermot Hyde an Uilleann Pipes (irische Dudelsack) und Low Whistles der bei Matching Ties oft im Quintett mitspielt, Paul Richards aus England an Akkordeon, teilzeit Mitglied von Matching Ties und Mitglied Matching Ties Schwester Bluegrass-, Blues- und Swingband Grass Root Ties Kontrabassist Thomas Kärner aus Bayreuth sowie Stowes Nachbar Hubert Neuner an Snare (Trommel).
Matching Ties tourt in Besetzungen von Duo bis Quintett durch Europa und den USA mit aktuell 100 Konzerte im Jahr auf Festivals und Kulturbühnen. Sie gestalten als Quartett und Quintett Irish Folk Nights mit der Münchner irische Tanzgruppe die sie live begleiten „The Tir na nÓg Irish Dance Troupe“ mit hochplatzierte Tänzer-innen an der WM und EM des irischen Tanzes. Bei ausgewählten Irish Nights kommen weitere Bands aus Irland oder der besten Deutschlands hinzu.



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