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The Quiet Pint

by Randal Bays

A retrospective collection of some of the "moodier" pieces from Randal Bays' recordings over the last twenty years, featuring Randal on fiddle and fingerstyle guitar, plus strings on some tracks.
Genre: World: Celtic
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1. Planxty Irwin / The South Wind
5:21 album only
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2. The Lark in the Clear Air
3:14 album only
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3. The Signing of the Papers (Tá Na Paipéir Dhá Saighneáil)
4:28 album only
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4. The Green Stubble Fields of Autumn (Coinleach Ghlas an Fhomhair)
6:05 album only
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5. Manx Carol (Tra Va Ruggit Creest) / The Salmon's Leap
3:32 album only
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6. Molly St. George
4:29 album only
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7. The Sheep Under the Snow (Ny Kirree Fo Sniachtey)
3:24 album only
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8. Jamie's Boat / The Ship Sails Home
5:13 album only
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9. Miss Hamilton
5:45 album only
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10. My Love in the Morning / Who'll Be King but Charlie?
3:52 album only
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11. Planxty Maurice O'Connor / O’carolan's Welcome
3:49 album only
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12. The Dear Irish Boy (An Buachaillín Bán)
4:54 album only
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Album Notes
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1 Planxty Irwin / The South Wind - From "Out of the Woods" 1997
Composed by Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738)

2 The Lark in the Clear Air - From "Oyster Light" 2011 (trad.)

3 The Signing of the Papers (Tá Na Paipéir Dhá Saighneáil) - From "Dig With It" 2009 (trad.)
Famed Connemara sean-nos singer Áine Meenaghan is the source of this air, the story of a young man "signing the papers" to enlist in the British army.

4 The Green Stubble Fields of Autumn (Coinleach Ghlas an Fhomhair) - From "Oyster Light" 2011 (trad.)
This setting of the tune was the creation of Micheál O'Domhnaill and has been widely recorded.

5 Manx Carol (Tra Va Ruggit Creest) / The Salmon’s Leap - trad. / original
A new recording for this collection. I originally learned the first tune, which translates as "When Christ Was Born", from a wonderful LP called "Avenging and Bright" (1977), by Manx harper Charles Guard. I composed "The Salmon's Leap" and recorded it in A minor on my CD by the same name in 2000. Later I took to playing it in B minor and it's recorded here in that key.

6 Molly St. George - with Suzanne Taylor, piano, recorded live at the Blue Heron Art Center, Vashon Island, Washington
Composed by Tomás Connellan (c. 1640-1698). I recorded this beautiful air on "The Salmon's Leap", but when I heard Suzanne's amazing piano part on this live recording I knew I had to include it on an album.

7 The Sheep Under the Snow (Ny Kirree Fo Sniachtey) - From "Oyster Light" 2011 (trad.)
Another great air from the Isle of Man, also learned from harper Charles Guard's 1977 LP, "Avenging and Bright".

8 Jamie’s Boat / The Ship Sails Home - From "Out of the Woods" 1997

9 Miss Hamilton - From "Oyster Light" 2011
Composed by Cornelius Lyons (c. 1640-1740)

10 My Love in the Morning / Who’ll Be King But Charlie? - From "Dig With It" 2009 (trad.)

11 Planxty Maurice O’Connor / O’Carolan’s Welcome - From "The Salmon's Leap" 2000
Composed by Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738)

12 The Dear Irish Boy (An Buachaillín Bán) - From "Dig With It" 2009 (trad.)

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Duque

Beautiful collection!
I just received this new release by Randal Bays, and it's a gorgeous collection of tunes from the Irish/Scots tradition collected from several albums he's released previously plus two new tracks, all of them slower and more thoughtful tunes, all sooo beautiful, the acoustic guitar with fiddle or viola playing a beautiful tune performed by this master is something you ought to hear. Each track is a gem, owning his previously released Oyster Light, I'm so glad I got this CD from CD Baby, hopefully Randal will release a new album soon, he's really talented.
Greetings from Mexico City.
Mauricio Duque
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