The Rough Guide to Irish Music (1996 album)

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The Rough Guide to Irish Music
Compilation album by
Various artists
Released1 October 1996
GenreWorld, Irish music
LabelWorld Music Network
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The Rough Guide to Irish Music is a world music compilation album originally released in 1996. The fourth release of the World Music Network Rough Guides series,[1] the album covers both the Republic and The North, with an overall focus on tradition and revival. The compilation was produced by Phil Stanton, co-founder of the World Music Network.[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Hooper's Loop / Pressed for Time"Flook4:42
2."An T-Úll"Dervish2:17
3."The Night Cap / The Frost Is All Over"Frankie Gavin2:46
4."Liostail Mé le Sáirsint"Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill & Dónal Lunny2:38
5."The Morning After"The Prodigals3:08
6."Paddy Killoran's Highland / Hannah Mhicí Mhicheáil's"Gary Hastings2:09
7."Antara / The Twirly Haired Girl / The Mountain Road"Paddy Keenan & Tommy O'Sullivan4:04
8."Bean Pháidín" 2:18
9."Loughisle Castle"Dermot McLaughlin1:17
10."Slieve Gallion"Mary McPartlan2:35
11."Hughie Travers/The Cat in the Corner"Aidan Coffey3:09
12."Mary and the Soldier"Paul Brady3:55
13."A Stór Mo Chroí / The Primrose Pass / Miss McGovern's Favourite"Matt Molloy4:11
14."An Seanduine" 4:06
15."Polkas: Callaghan's / The Glen Cottage / Is Trua Gan Peata an Mhaoir Agam" 3:59
16."Taimse 'N Arrears" 3:14
17."The Cúil Aodha Slide / Dan Patsy's Slide / The Toormore Slide"Paul Moran (musician) & Fergal Scahill2:20
18."The Walrus"Lúnasa2:39
19."As I Roved Out"Helen Roche4:16
20."The Lark on the Strand / The Geese in the Bog / The Eavesdropper"Paul McGrattan3:50
21."The Humours of Castlefin / Nia's Dance / An Dúidin"Altan3:26
22."Cam A' Lochaigh (The Curve of the Lake)"Gerry O'Connor3:21
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]


  1. ^ Douglas H., Henkle (2012-10-23). "Rough Guide Discography / World Music Network Discography". FolkLib Index : A Library of Folk Music Links. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  2. ^ World Music Network. "About Us - The WMN Story". Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  3. ^ "The Rough Guide to Irish Music". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 Dec 2013.