The Iron Behind the Velvet

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The Iron Behind The Velvet
Studio album by Christy Moore
Released 1978
Recorded Dublin
Genre Folk
Length 51:07
Label Tara Music
Producer Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Brian Masterson
Christy Moore chronology
Christy Moore
The Iron Behind The Velvet
Live In Dublin

The Iron Behind the Velvet was recorded by Christy Moore after the first breakup of Planxty. It features his brother Barry Moore (Luka Bloom) on guitar & vocals as well as Planxty's Andy Irvine on mandolin, bouzouki, vocals and more. Also appearing are Noel Hill on concertinas, Tony Linnane on fiddle, Gabriel McKeon on Uilleann pipes, Jimmy Faulkner on guitars and Rosemary Flanagan on cello. Dónal Lunny makes an appearance as producer on "John O'Dreams" (which is wrongly credited as traditional in the liner notes).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Christy Moore; except where indicated

  1. "Patrick was a Gentleman / Irvine's Polka (Walls of Limerick)" (Andy Irvine, Christy Moore)
  2. "The Sun is Burning" (Ian Campbell)
  3. "Morrissey and the Russian Sailor" (traditional, arr. Christy Moore)
  4. "The Foxy Devil" ('Galway Joe' Dolan)
  5. "Three Reels: The Newly Mowed Meadow / Farrell O'Gara's Reel / No Name Reel" (traditional)
  6. "Trip to Jerusalem / The Mullingar Races / The Crooked Road" ('Galway Joe' Dolan)
  7. "Three Reels: Tommy Coen's / The Youngest Daughter / Flax in Bloom" (Tommy Coen/trad/trad)
  8. "Patrick's Arrival"
  9. "Gabriel McKeon's: Cailin Deas Cruaite na mBo / Gilbert Clancy's " (traditional)
  10. "Dunlavin Green"
  11. "Joe McCann" (Eamonn O'Doherty)
  12. "John O'Dreams" (Bill Caddick)