Jimmy Crowley   •   Some Things Never Change

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  • Some Things Never Change
    • 1981 - Mulligan LUN 045 LP (IRL)
  • Side One
    1. The Fox and The Hare
    2. The Banks of Sullan
    3. The Killeens Hunt
    4. An Invitation to a Funeral
    5. Summer Madness (Crowley, Arr. Crowley)
  • Side Two
    1. Ain't Every Chap Doin' It But You (Crowley, Holleran, Arr. Whelan)
    2. Postcards (Crowley, Arr. Crowley)
    3. Dear Old City By The Lee
    4. The Holy Ground
    5. If I Didn't Have A Dime (Russell, Medley, Arr. Crowley)

  • Musicians
    • Jimmy Crowley: Vocals & Backing Vocals, Bouzouki, English Melodeon & Harmonica
    • Billy Whelan: Piano, Timpani & Backing Vocals
    • Brian Calnan: Drums & Congas
    • Christy Moore: Bodhran
    • Declan Sinnott: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Backing Vocals
    • Des Moore: Acoustic Guitar
    • Dessie Reynolds: Drums
    • Eamonn Campbell: Acoustic Guitar & Banjo
    • Jack Bayle: Trombone
    • John Drummond: Bass
    • Johnny Campbell: Bass
    • Johnny Murphy: Harmonium
    • Keith Donald: Alto & Tenor Saxophones
    • Mandy Murphy: Backing Vocals
    • Mick Hanly: Acoustic Guitars & Backing Vocals
    • Philip Begley: Piano, Harmonium, Electric Piano & Synthesize
    • Tommy McCarthy: Accordion
  • Credits
    • All tracks Produced by Declan Sinnott & Arranged by Jimmy Crowley, except:
      • "Ain't Every Chap Doin' It But You" Produced & Arranged by Billy Whelan
      • "Postcards" Produced by Jimmy Crowley and Philip Begley
    • Recorded at Lombard Sound Studios. Dublin
    • Engineered by Philip Begley
    • Photography: Roy Esmonde
    • Design Bluett & Co. Ltd.
    • Title concept: Jimmy MacCarthy
    • All tracks: Trad. Arr. Jimmy Crowley, unless otherwise noted.

Sleeve Notes

The Fox and The Hare — Is ar theallach John Connell i mBaile Mhúirne i nGealtacht Chorcaí a fuaireas an tamhrán seo. Tá na céadta amhrán áitiúil ag John agus tá stíl an-dheas aige ar an bhfidil; sheinn sé le Ceoltóiri an tSulláin, grúpa a bhunaigh Seán 0 Riada.

The Banks Of Sullán — Tá uaisleacht an Bhéarla atá ag Muintir Mhuscraí Uí Fhloinn le cloistéal san aishling seo. Thug Rachel Ní Riada dom é.

The Killeens Hunt — It's very possible that this hunting song was written by the "Peoples Poet" from the northside of Cork City, the late Seán O'Callaghan. Composer of many Cork City favourites like "The Armoured Car", "Lloyd George" and "The Boys of Fairhill", Seán was a great character and many hilarious episodes from his life are still remembered by northside folk to this day. This song was taught to me by Seán's brother the late "Hadda" Callaghan of Blackpool, Cork.

An Invitation To A Funeral — Many "Fancy Ball" or "Stage Irish" songs wind up in the father and mother of a ruction and this one is no exception. I learned it at the singing festival at Beleek, Co. Fermanagh from Finbarr Boyle. Ironically it is sung to the tune of a fine old reel called The Teetotaller.

Ain't Every Chap Doin' It But You — This without doubt emanates from the realm of Black-Pudding and was learned from Tony Holleran a fine singer and musician from Athlone.

Dear Old City By The Lee — This a famous Cork City song which beats a demented path up and down the streets of the city calling on characters old and new at every comer. "A Fine Feed Of Pigs Head" was a sample of the delicious fare to be had at the eating house run by Ms. Kitty Barry off the Coal Quay. Learned from James N. Healy's book of "Ballads From The Pubs Of Ireland".

The Holy Ground — During a recent stay in England I unearthed an old book called "Songs Of The West" being a collection of country songs from Devon and Cornwall. One of the songs entitled "The Song Of The Sailor" contained a fair old spattering of the words and sentiment of this old Queenstown chestnut heard originally from The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem,