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Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea

Dan Milner & Guest Artists
Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea

Pirates, shanghaiers, slavers, and smugglers are just some of the central characters in this album of lusty, authentic maritime songs; others are ardent patriots, hard-pressed immigrants, and weathered sailors sheltering in the taverns of the seven seas. All are midway between some dicey spot in life and an uncertain future. Their compelling stories of bold adventure are excitingly re-told here by an all-star crew of Irish singers and musicians led by vocalist/author Dan Milner.

Featuring an impressive array of guest musicians and singers, including Joanie Madden of Cherish the Ladies, John Doyle of Solas, Tim Collins of the renowned Kilfenora Ceili Band, All-Ireland champion fiddler Brian Conway, Robbie O'Connell and Susan McKeown, Irish Pirate Ballads captures centuries of tradition and the revelry, mischief, tales of love and caution that characterize nautical life.

Milner "really gets inside a song and brings it alive," writes New York University professor Mick Moloney, who also appears on the album. "It's impossible not to be drawn in by the imagery of these songs and the absorbing stories they tell of memorable rakes, adventurers and scoundrels."

40 page booklet, 13 tracks, 58 Minutes.

Track Listing

101
Ten Thousand Miles Away Dan Milner, John Doyle, Robbie O’Connell 3:36
102
The Ballad of Ó Bruadair / Out on the Ocean Dan Milner, Gabriel Donohue, Joanie Madden, John Doyle, Mick Moloney, Robbie O’Connell, Susan McKeown,Tim Collins 3:53
103
Saucy Ward Dan Milner, Gabriel Donohue 4:12
104
Captain Coulston Dan Milner, Gabriel Donohue, Joanie Madden 5:36
105
Granuaile Dan Milner, Gabriel Donohue, Susan McKeown 3:47
106
Get Up Jack, John, Sit Down / Miss Thornton’s Dan Milner, Gabriel Donohue, Joanie Madden, The Johnson Girls, Mick Moloney, Robbie O’Connell, Susan McKeown, Tim Collins 4:28
107
The Flying Cloud Dan Milner 6:25
108
Larry Maher’s Big Five-Gallon Jar Dan Milner, Bob Conroy, Mick Moloney,Robbie O’Connell, Tim Collins 3:13
109
Bold McCarthy (The City of Baltimore) Dan Milner, Gabriel Donohue, Mick Moloney,Tim Collins 4:39
110
All for Me Grog / Parnell’s March Dan Milner, Gabriel Donohue, Mick Moloney, Robbie O’Connell, Tim Collins 3:53
111
Castle Gardens (Sixty Years Ago) Dan Milner, Gabriel Donohue, Joanie Madden 4:55
112
The Lowlands Low Dan Milner, Brian Conway, Gabriel Donohue, Joanie Madden, John Doyle, Mick Moloney, Robbie O’Connell, Tim Collins 4:12
113
The River Lea Dan Milner, Gabriel Donohue, Susan McKeown, Joanie Madden, Mick Moloney, Robbie O’Connell 5:34

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