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At First Light


Download links and information about At First Light by Michael McGoldrick, John McSherry. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to New Age, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 43:16 minutes.

Artist: Michael McGoldrick, John McSherry
Release date: 2002
Genre: New Age, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic
Tracks: 11
Duration: 43:16
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No. Title Length
1. Farewell to Connaught / Liz Carroll's / Brendan's Reel / Limestone Rock 5:34
2. Palm Sunday / Willie Clancy's / Rolling Waves 3:33
3. Doinna 4:02
4. Donald Blue / Ornette's Trip to Belfast 4:46
5. John Nee's Reel / Lucy Campbell's 3:27
6. Lady Jane / Farewell to Whalley Range / Michael Russell's 3:26
7. Trip to Ireland / Jutland 4:06
8. Jimmy Batty's / The Bloom of Youth 3:26
9. Lacey's Jig / Michael O'Dwyer's 3:46
10. The Braes of Busby / Phyllis's Birthday / The Graf Spee 3:55
11. Road to Taynuilt 3:15



Here's a dream team for you: flutist Michael McGoldrick and piper John McSherry, both of them founding members of the great trad band Lunasa and both of them world-class players in the traditional style who nevertheless don't mind tweaking tradition once in a while. The wooden flute and the Uillean pipes are a lovely combination: Whereas the Scottish highland pipes are a battle cry, the Uillean pipes are a mournful wail, and their sound blends beautifully with the throaty, woody tone of the Irish flute. McGoldrick and McSherry make the most of that compatibility on this wonderful album, whether galloping headlong through thrilling sets of reels ("Farewell to Connaught," "John Nee's") or echoing each other plaintively on a lament like "Doinna." On several tracks they abandon their primary instruments to play the tin whistle in joyful unison, as they do on the excellent "Donald Blue/Ornette's Trip to Belfast" set (which also features a strange and wonderful guitar solo by Andrew White). Highly recommended to fans of old and new Irish music alike.