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Seán Ó Riada &
Ceoltóirí Cualann

Seán Ó Riada & Ceoltóirí Cualann
Pléaráca an Riadaigh

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  • Pléaráca an Riadaig
    • 2008 - Gael-Linn ORIADACD04 CD (3 CDs)
  • Disc One
    1. An Long fé Lán-tSeol — Ceoltóirí Cualann
    2. Caiptín Ó Máille (Song) — Darach Ó Catháin
    3. Caint (Talk) — Seán Ó Riada
    4. An Buachaill sa Bhád — Ceoltóirí Cualann
    5. Liam Ó Taghallaigh (Song) — Darach Ó Catháin
    6. Caint (Talk) — Seán Ó Riada
    7. Cuan Bhéil Innse — Ceoltóirí Cualann
    8. Port an Deoraí — Ceoltóirí Cualann
    9. Amhrán an Tae (Song) — Darach Ó Catháin
    10. Caint (Talk) — Seán Ó Riada
    11. Ag Scaipeadh na gCleití — Ceoltóirí Cualann
    12. Sail Óg Rua (Song) — Darach Ó Catháin
    13. Caint (Talk) — Seán Ó Riada
    14. Spailpín a Rún agus An Londubh — Ceoltóirí Cualann
    15. Peigín Leitir Mhór (Song) — Darach Ó Catháin
  • Disc Two
    1. Caitlín Triail (amhrán/song)
    2. Comhsheinm Uí Chearbhalláin
    3. Pléaráca an Ruarcach (amhrán/song)
    4. Planxty Maguire
    5. An Chúilfhionn (amhrán/song)
    6. Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn (amhrán/song)
    7. Seán Ó Dighe (amhrán/song)
    8. Tabhair Dom Do Lámh
    9. Ag Taisteal na Blárnan (amhrán/song)
  • Disc Three
    1. Raca Breá mo Chinn (amhrán/song)
    2. Cearta an Duine (The Rights of Man)
    3. The Boys of Kilmichael (amhrán/song)
    4. An Tonn Reatha (The Rolling Wave)
    5. Raithineach a Bhean Bheag (amhrán/song)
    6. Táimse ar an mBaile Seo (amhrán/song)
    7. Rogha Liatroma (Leitrim Fancy)
    8. The Valley of Knockanure (amhrán/song) (Fonn traidisiunta: Bryan MacMahon)
    9. Ríl Mór Bhaile an Chalaidh
    10. Ding Dong Dedaró (amhrán/song)

  • Musicians
    • Seán Ó Riada: Director, Spoken Word, Harpsichord & Bodhrán
    • Darach Ó Catháin: Songs
    • Seán Ó Se: Vocals
    • Ceoltóirí Chualann: Music:
      • Martin Fay, John Kelly & Seán Keane: Fiddle
      • Paddy Moloney: Uilleann Pipes
      • Seán Potts: Tin Whistle
      • Michael Tubridy: Flute
      • Eamon de Buitlear & Sonny Brogan: Accordion
      • Ronnie McShane: Bones

  • Original Releases and Notes
    • This is a 3 CD Set of three albums which each marked a milestone in the development of Irish traditional music.
    • With Ceoltóirí Cualann, Darach Ó Catháin and Seán Ó Sé, Seán Ó Riada embarked on a journey of discovery.
    • Each of the three albums was conceived as a unique concept:
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  • Disc OneReacaireacht an Riadaigh: 1962 - Gael-Linn CEF 010 LP
    • Music, song and recitations form the basis of this album. Ó Riada presented a radio programme using the format of a fireside entertainment.
    • The album features the singing of Connemara sean-nós singer Darach Ó Catháin, Ceoltóirí Cualann and short pieces spoken by Seán Ó Riada.
    • There is a vibrancy and freshness to this album, Ó Riada's inaugural release with Ceoltóirí Cualann.
    • The playing of Ronnie Mc Shane on percussion and of Sonny Brogan on accordion is noteworthy.
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  • Disc TwoCeol Na nUasal (Music of the Nobles): 1967 - Gael-Linn CEF 015 LP
    • This album features music of the aristocracy, and that of Turlough O'Carolan, in particular.
    • Seán Ó Sé is the singer.
    • As this beautiful music had been neglected for many years, the sensitive arrangements by Seán Ó Riada captured the public imagination and led to a revival of interest in this aspect of traditional music.
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  • Disc ThreeDing Dong: 1967 - Gael-Linn CEF 016 LP
    • The singing of Seán Ó Sé is to the fore on this album and Ó Riada's arrangements are masterful.
    • This is music for the concert hall with the emphasis on entertainment.
    • This is seen to great effect in the track Raithineach a Bhean Bheag, where the musicians play with great exuberance.