Words & Music (Planxty album)

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Words and Music
Studio album by Planxty
Released 1983
Recorded Late Oct. and early Nov. 1982,
at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
Genre Irish folk music
Length 39:42
Label WEA, Shanachie Records
Producer Dónal Lunny
Planxty chronology
The Woman I Loved So Well
(1980)The Woman I Loved So Well1980
Words & Music
Live 2004
(2004)Live 20042004
Alternative cover
Words & Music German cover
Words & Music German cover

Words & Music[1]:289-306 is the sixth album by the Irish folk band Planxty, produced by Dónal Lunny and recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in late October and early November of 1982;[1]:301 it would be their only release on the WEA label. In 1989, the album was reprinted by the Shanachie label, who have kept it in print ever since.[2]

Expanded line-up[edit]

Like the previous album, The Woman I Loved So Well, the album features an expanded line-up of the band, with core members Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Andy Irvine and Liam O'Flynn joined again by keyboard player Bill Whelan, now a member of the band,[1]:275 and fiddler Nollaig Casey,[1]:281 who had been performing live with the band since 1980. Fiddler James Kelly and Moving Hearts bass player Eoghan O'Neill also appear on the album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Queen Of The Rushes"/"Paddy Fahy's" (jigs) – 3:25
    (Trad., Arr. Planxty)
  2. "Thousands Are Sailing" (song) – 5:18
    (Words: Trad., Music: A. Irvine, D. Lunny)
  3. "Táimse Im' Chodladh" (slow air) – 4:07
    (Trad., Arr. Planxty)
  4. "Lord Baker" (song) – 9:16
    (From John Reilly, with new words and music from C. Moore)
  5. "Accidentals"/"Aragon Mill" (instrumental/song) – 6:02
    (A. Irvine)/(S. Kahn)
  6. "Aconry Lasses"/"The Old Wheels Of The World"/"The Spike Island Lasses" (reels) – 3:32
    (Trad., Arr. Planxty)
  7. "I Pity The Poor Immigrant" (song) – 4:25
    (B. Dylan)
  8. "Irish Marche" (Irish clan march) – 3:37
    (William Byrd, Arr. L. O'Flynn, D. Lunny, B. Whelan)



  1. ^ a b c d O'Toole, Leagues (2006). The Humours of Planxty. Ireland: Hodder Headline. ISBN 03-4083-796-9. 
  2. ^ Shanachie Catalogue: http://shanachie.com/genres/irish-celtic/