Derek Bell's Musical Ireland

Derek Bell
The Chieftains’ harpist brings us on an expedition encompassing Ireland’s popular music. To assist him he has the New Irish Chamber Orchestra and some of his accomplices in The Chieftains. In the variety of its music, this is an excellent introduction to the Irish melodies.

  1. She Moved through the Fair

2. The Boys of Bluehill, Hillsborough Castle, The Greencastle Hornpipe

3. Carrickfergus or Do bhí Bean Uasal (There was a Lady)

4. An Caitín Bán (The Little White Cat)

5. The Gartan Mother's Lullaby

6. Im Anoar Seal (Alone & Lonely)

7. Sliabh Geal gCua (Bright Sliabh gCua)

8. Down by the Salley Gardens

9. Eibhlín a Rúin (Eileen My Secret Love)

10. The Piper through the Meadow Straying

11. Marbhna Luimní (Limerick's Lamentation)

12. Ag Críost an Síol (Christ the Seed)

13. Is Trua gan Peata Mhaoir agam ( I Wish the Shepherd's Pet Were Mine)



Derek Bell; Irish Harp, Neo-Irish Harp, Tiompan, Oboe Cor Anglais & Gong

Sean Potts; Tin Whistle

Peadar Mercier; Bodhrán & Bones

The New Irish Chamber Orchestra

Conducted by John Beckett

Recorded May 1982, at Radio Telefís Éireann

Produced by Alan Tongue for Claddagh Records