The Rough Guide to Irish Music (1996 album)

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The Rough Guide to Irish Music
Compilation album by Various artists
Released 1 October 1996
Genre World, Irish music
Length 70:20
Label World Music Network
Full series chronology
Best of Africa
(1995)Best of Africa1995
The Rough Guide to Irish Music
The Rough Guide to the Music of Kenya and Tanzania
(1996)The Rough Guide to the Music of Kenya and Tanzania1996
Complete list

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]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Hooper's Loop / Pressed for Time" Flook 4:42
2. "An T-Úll" Dervish 2:17
3. "The Night Cap / The Frost Is All Over" Frankie Gavin 2:46
4. "Liostail Mé le Sáirsint" Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill & Dónal Lunny 2:38
5. "The Morning After" The Prodigals 3:08
6. "Paddy Killoran's Highland / Hannah Mhicí Mhicheáil's" Gary Hastings 2:09
7. "Antara / The Twirly Haired Girl / The Mountain Road" Paddy Keenan & Tommy O'Sullivan 4:04
8. "Bean Pháidín"   2:18
9. "Loughisle Castle" Dermot McLaughlin 1:17
10. "Slieve Gallion" Mary McPartlan 2:35
11. "Hughie Travers/The Cat in the Corner" Aidan Coffey 3:09
12. "Mary and the Soldier" Paul Brady 3:55
13. "A Stór Mo Chroí / The Primrose Pass / Miss McGovern's Favourite" Matt Molloy 4:11
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 Scahill 2:20
18. "The Walrus" Lúnasa 2:39
19. "As I Roved Out" Helen Roche 4:16
20. "The Lark on the Strand / The Geese in the Bog / The Eavesdropper" Paul McGrattan 3:50
21. "The Humours of Castlefin / Nia's Dance / An Dúidin" Altan 3:26
22. "Cam A' Lochaigh (The Curve of the Lake)" Gerry O'Connor 3:21
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 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.