Sad Songs and Merry Wars
By Bloomsday


Based in the Midwest (Central Illinois), Bloomsday plays Traditional Irish/Celtic music. You might recognize one of the members as The Whistle Shop's Owner (Thom Larson).

Note that Thom Larson is no longer a member of Bloomsday, but does appear on this CD.
 


 

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1. Ryan's Holy Ground (Dennis Murphy's Polka, Holy Ground, Ryan's Polka) - 05:04

  • Butch - Lead Vocal, BodhrÓn
  • Chris - Fiddle
  • Dan - Guitar, Backup Vocals
  • Kevin - Mandolin, Backup Vocals
  • Thom - Soprano D Whistle, Mezzo.-Sop. A Whistle

2. Champion at Driving Them Crazy (Champion at Driving Them Crazy, Humors of Castle Comer) - 04:15

  • Butch - Lead Vocal, BodhrÓn
  • Chris - Fiddle
  • Dan - Guitar
  • Kevin - Flute
  • Thom - Soprano D Whistle

3. Back Home in Derry - 05:57

  • Butch - Backup Vocal
  • Chris - Fiddle
  • Dan - Guitar
  • Kevin - Accordion, Backup Vocal
  • Thom - Lead Vocal, Guitar

4. Stumble Drunk (Tripping Upstairs, Haste to the Wedding, Connaughtman's Rambles) - 04:27

  • Butch - BodhrÓn
  • Chris - Fiddle
  • Dan - Guitar
  • Kevin - Soprano D Whistle (solo on Tripping Upstairs)
  • Thom - Soprano D Whistle (solo on Haste to the Wedding)

5. The Blacksmith (The Blacksmith, Miss Downing's Fancy) - 03:59

  • Butch - Lead Vocal
  • Chris - Fiddle
  • Dan - Guitar
  • Kevin - Mandolin
  • Thom - Soprano D Whistle

6. Carrickfergus - 05:00

  • Chris - Fiddle
  • Dan - Lead Vocal, Guitar
  • Kevin - Accordion

7. Planxty Bell (Planxty Irwin, The Bell Table) - 5:11

  • Butch - BodhrÓn
  • Chris - Fiddle
  • Dan - Guitar
  • Kevin - Accordion
  • Thom - Soprano D Whistle

8. Beggermen & Gypsies (Jolly Beggerman, Blarney Pilgrim, Father O'Flynn's, Smash the Windows, Go Home Girl) - 06:32

  • Butch - Lead Vocal, BodhrÓn
  • Chris - Fiddle
  • Dan - Guitar, Backup Vocal
  • Kevin - Accordion, Backup Vocal
  • Thom - Soprano D Whistle

9. High Reel Set (High Reel, Paddy Ryan's Dream,, Bank of Ireland) - 03:32

  • Butch - BodhrÓn
  • Chris - Fiddle
  • Dan - Guitar
  • Kevin - Flute
  • Thom - Guitar

10 Rosin the Bow - 03:38

  • Butch - Lead Vocal, BodhrÓn
  • Chris - Fiddle
  • Dan - Guitar, Backup Vocal
  • Kevin - Mandolin, Backup Vocal
  • Thom - Soprano B Whistle

11. The Foggy Dew - 05:23

  • Butch - Lead Vocal
  • Chris - Harp
  • Dan - Guitar
  • Kevin - Soprano D Whistle
  • Thom - Low D Whistle

Total run-time: 53 minutes
 

Sound clips provided by permission of Bloomsday



Sad Songs and Merry Wars
CD by Bloomsday

Catalog #/365SS - $14.00

 

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