Planxty   •   Planxty Live—2004 (DVD)

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

  • Planxty
    • Dónal Lunny: Bouzouki, Guitars, Bodhrán, Vocals
    • Andy Irvine: Vocals, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Mandola
    • Liam O'Flynn: Uileann Pipes, Whistles
    • Christy Moore: Vocals, Guitar, Bodhrán, 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 Design: Turlough Ryne
    • Art Direction: echolab
    • Photography: Alan Connor & Julia Buthe
  • Other releases include …
    • Planxty Live 2004 (2004) [CD]
      • Tracks: 6, 12, 13, 16-18 are not included on the CD release.
      • The CD release includes an additional track: "Vicar Street Reels (2004)"

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