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Planxty: Planxty Live—2004


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Planxty Live—2004 — CD release

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  • Planxty Live—2004
    • 2004 - Sony 5173912 CD
  • Track List:
    1. The Starting Gate
    2. The Good Ship Kangaroo
    3. The Clare Jig
    4. Arthur McBride
    5. Little Musgrave
    6. Vicar Street Reels
    7. The Blacksmith / Black Smithereens
    8. The Dark Slender Boy
    9. As Christy Roved Out
    10. As Andy Roved Out
    11. The Kildaremans Fancy
    12. Raggle Taggle Gypsy
    13. The West Coast Of Clare

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Planxty Live — 2004 — DVD release

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  • Planxty Live — 2004
    • 2004 - Sony 202534 9 DVD
  • Track List:
    1. The Starting Gate
    2. The Good Ship Kangaroo
    3. Little Musgrave
    4. The Clare Jig
    5. As Andy Roved Out
    6. Si Bheag Si Mhor
    7. As Christy Roved Out
    8. The Dark Slender Boy
    9. Arthur McBride
    10. The Blacksmith / Black Smithereens
    11. The Kildareman's Fancy
    12. The Cliffs Of Dooneen
    13. True Love Knows No Season
    14. The West Coast Of Clare
    15. Raggle Taggle Gypsy
  • Extra Tracks:
    1. My Heart is Tonight In Ireland
    2. Only Our Rivers Run Free
    3. O'Dwyer Of The Glen
    4. "Planxty Reformed" Documentary
    5. Extended Interviews

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  • Planxty
    • Dónal Lunny: Bouzouki, Guitars, bodhràn, Vocals
    • Andy Irvine: Vocals, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Mandola
    • Liam O'Flynn: Uileann Pipes, Whistles
    • Christy Moore: Vocals, Guitar, bodhràn, Keyboard
  • Credits
    • Produced by Tina Moran & Philip King
    • Directed by Philip King & Nuala O'Connor
    • Concert directed by Robert Corkey
    • Sound mixed by Dan Dan Fitzgerald

Sleeve Notes

Planxty - Dónal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Liam O'Flynn and Christy Moore play the soundtrack to my life. The Cliffs, The West Coast, The Blacksmith, Raggle Taggle Gypsy, Little Musgrave, Si Bhea'g Si Mhor, Tabhair Dom Do Lamh - songs and tunes like these have marked out my life.

When I saw Planxty first in Cork's City Hall in 1973 my ears were opened and I really heard music for the first time. It was a question of recognition, they were giving us back our music. Many names were mentioned; Willie Clancy, John Reilly, Ewan McColl, Seamus Ennis, Woody Guthrie.

I knew then that Planxty were vital links in the chain of transmission of our music taking us back and driving us forward. Their songs and tunes span generations, centuries even, but uniquely it is still new and relevant. As Dónal Lunny says "build it right and it will last" - they did. Planxty speak from the heart, they are vital, their work is the thing, they sing and play for us all - listen, hear.

Philip King


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