PLANXTY - WELL BELOW THE VALLEY
Format: Compact Disc
Some traditional Irish groups, such as the Chieftains, focus on instrumental music, while others such as the Clancy Brothers focus almost exclusively on singing. Planxty strove for a balance between voice and instrument. Thanks mostly to the brilliant Uilleann piper Liam O'Flynn, in their '70s heyday the band appealed to both purists and casual listeners.
THE WELL BELOW THE VALLEY displays the subtleties of the group's music, as well as their wonderful ability to wail on traditional reels, jigs, hornpipes, and slip-jigs. The former is epitomised by their rendition of "Pat Reilly", and the latter is best evidenced by their versions of the reels "The Dogs Among the Bushes" and "Jenny's Wedding", which are played as a medley. A strongly traditional album, THE WELL BELOW THE VALLEY is probably Planxty's most compelling release.
|3)||Kid On The Mountain/An Phis Fhliuch (Slip jigs medley)|
|4)||As I Roved Out (Andy)|
|5)||Dogs Among The Bushes/Jenny's Wedding (reels medley)|
|6)||Well Below The Valley|
|9)||Fisherman's Lilt/Cronin's Hornpipe (hornpipes medley)|
|10)||As I Roved Out|
|11)||Humours Of Ballyloughlin (solo jig)|
|12)||Time Will Cure Me