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Dé Danann: How the West Was Won

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  • How the West Was Won
    • 2001 - Hummingbird HBCD 0020 CD
  • Disc One
    1. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba to Galway
    2. My Irish Molly O (William Jerome/Jean Schwartz)
    3. Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
    4. Song for Ireland (Phil Colclough)
    5. Langstroms Pony
    6. The Rose and the Briar
    7. Seamaisin
    8. Two Jewish Reels: A Shepherd's Dream/Onga Bucharesti (Carlos Diernhammer)
    9. Do It in Jig Time
    10. Restless Farewell (Bob Dylan)
    11. The Cameronian and The Doon
    12. Far Away in Australia
    13. The Rights of Man/The Pride of Petravore
    14. Eireann Mo Ghrá Mo Chroí
    15. Mr. O'Connor
    16. New Irish Barn Dance
  • Disc Two
    1. Chicken Reel Set
    2. Ramblin' Irishman
    3. The Humours of Galway
    4. The Rights of Man
    5. Anthem for Ireland
    6. Dinkie's Reels: Jimmy Byrnes/Dinkie's
    7. McLaughlin's Flings
    8. Operator
    9. Connie from Constantinople

Notes

Celtic supergroup Dé Danann has hosted a breathtaking list of band members and guest musicians throughout their 25-year career, including Frankie Gavin, Mary Black, Tommy Fleming, Maura O'Connell, Bill Whelan, and Dolores Keane, among others. The band's long and storied history is well-represented on How the West Was Won, a two-CD set of their greatest hits since their inception in 1976. The band has always skated the fine line between traditional Irish folk songs and contemporary Celtic music, warmly embracing the first, and helping to shape the second. The music ranges from energetic jigs and reels, to melodic ballads and ethereal love songs, all of which contain the same silver thread connecting them to their traditional roots.