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The Sands Family

The Sands Family: Folk from the Mournes


Folk from the Mournes (1968)

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  • Folk from the Mournes
    • 1968 [1] - Outlet OAS 3004 LP
    • 1997 - Outlet PTICD 3001 CD
  • Side One
    1. Rathfriland On The Hill (Patterson)
    2. Mourne Maggie
    3. We'll Never Go Home(Tom Sands) [2]
    4. The Land
    5. Maid Of Ballydoo
    6. I Wish I Was Single
    7. The Praties Are Dug
  • Side Two
    1. Rambling Irishman
    2. Children's Medley
    3. Mourne Rambler
    4. Rocks Of Gibraltar [2]

  • The Sands Family
    • Tom Sands: Vocals, 5-String Banjo, Guitar
    • Eugene Sands: Vocals, Tenor Banjo , Mandolin
    • Anne Sands: Vocals, Bodhrán
    • Colum Sands: Vocals, Double Bass, Guitar
    • Ben Sands: Vocals, Tin Whistle, Fiddle, Guitar

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Folk from the Mournes (1972)

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  • Folk from the Mournes
    • 1972 - Outlet SOLP 013 LP
  • Side One
    1. Rathfriland on the Hill
    2. Mourne Maggie
    3. Reluctant Patriot [3]
    4. The Land
    5. Maid of Ballydoo
    6. I Wish I Was Single
  • Side Two
    1. Ramblin Irishman
    2. Children's Medley
    3. Mourne Rambler
    4. The Praties Are Dug

  • The Sands Family
  • Credits
    • The 1972 release (Outlet SOLP 013) includes the below sleeve notes, but no actual credits.

Sleeve Notes

The Sands Family come from Mayobridge a little village in the heart of the Mourne Mountains. Not surprisingly, a lot of the songs on this album are from the Mourne country. "Rathfriland on the Hill", "Maid of Ballydoo" and "Mourne Maggie" are a few of the titles from that area included on this album.

The Sands Family have "come on" both in years and experience since this recording was made (in the days when they were all school children) but if they have, they still include in their repertoire children's play songs—a typical medley of which is included on this album. These songs—learned as children in their little Mourne village—now delight thousands of people in live audiences all over Ireland, the U.S. and Canada—where they have travelled extensively.

We feel that this album will delight those same thousands and bring a new following to these five children who have grown into a very talented, unique folk from the Mournes.

1972


Notes

  1. I have not been able to verify when the Outlet (OAS 3004) LP was released
    • Sub-titled "1968", I am assuming that is when it was recorded — based on the above sleeve notes:
      • "… since this recording was made (in the days when they were all school children)"
    • Some sources date the release as 1972.
    • Comparing the (OAS) catalog number with other Outlet LPs, it may have been released as late 1978.
    • Therefore, this may not be the original release, as I have always assumed.
  2. These tracks do not appear on the 1972 (Outlet SOLP 013) vinyl release.
  3. This track only appears on the 1972 (Outlet SOLP 013) vinyl release.

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