Seanchairde / Old Friends · Tara Diamond, Dermy Diamond, Dáithí Sproule

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Track Listing:

  1. Danny O'Donnell's · The Cedars of Lebanon · The Milliner's Daughter 3:38
  2. The Humours of Glynn · The Cordal Jig · Paddy Taylor's Jig 3:50
  3. The Belle of the Ball, If There Weren't any Women in the World 4:12
  4. The Boy in the Boat · The Boy in the Gap 3:37
  5. Madam Maxwell 3:43
  6. The Woods of Old Limerick · Statia Donnelly's 3:34
  7. Maggie Pickens · Barny Bhrianaí's 2:47
  8. The Parting Glass 4:00
  9. Miss McGuinness · The Stoney Steps 2:15
  10. Paul Ha'penny · The Plains of Boyle 3:15
  11. Up and About in the Morning · An Rógaire Dubh 4:14
  12. The Return of Spring · The Mountain Path 3:59
  13. The Lady on the Island · The Sailor on the Rock 2:49
  14. Shandon's Bells · Condon's Frolics 3:24
  15. The Three Scones of Boxty · Little Katie Taylor 3:21

total time: 52:38

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  1. Brian Montague on January 20, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Congratulations – this recording is long overdue

    See you soon

    Brian M

  2. Tommy Martin on January 21, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Am I really the first to comment here? I’ve never been the first to do anything… hmmm….
    Anyway. Many congratulations of the new album. Beautiful music!


    • Dermy on February 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm

      Tommy – good to hear from you. We’ll award you the prize of most enthusiastic web visitor in the world next time we meet up.


  3. Martin Donohoe Nyah Cavan on February 10, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Hi Dermy ,got the cd last week of Finbar in Claddagh

    • Dermy on February 21, 2009 at 8:28 pm

      Good luck with the festival martin – and pass our regards to Fintan


  4. Thomas Johnson on May 7, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Sounds like a fine collection of tunes – Just bought the “Traveller Piper “DVD from NPU. This’ll be the next CD I’ll buy soon as I’ve saved my pennies. Thanks also for the music at the Copenhagen Irish Festival last November. All the best

    • Dermy on June 9, 2009 at 6:30 am

      Thanks Thomas; good to hear from you. Hope you like the album.


  5. Valerie Plested on July 5, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Hi Dermy! I found your and Tara’s site linked off of Sproule’s — a happy coincidence! I’m very pleased to learn you’ve a new recording and am really looking forward to hearing it. Hope you’re well and that we find ourselves at the same session before too many more years… 😉

    • Dermy on July 14, 2009 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks Valerie – good to hear from you. Album is on its way to you. We have been at the WC summer school; lots of great music this year.

      Take care.


  6. Cathy Sky on September 19, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Our whole summer was “made” by receiving your recording, listening in the car and at home to the generosity and exuberance of your performances. The entire CD is such a breath of fresh air at a time when many trad albums are overproduced and dulling to the senses. Thank you guys (and gal.) From our remote Irish music outpost in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina — Cathy and Pat

    • Dermy on September 19, 2009 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks for the message and kind comments about the CD. We feel the same way – that traditional music albums are being over produced, and in the CD we wanted to just put some music down, without any fancy stuff, as in our view, the music should speak for itself. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the album and look forward to seeing you in the US or in Ireland.

      Take care


  7. Paul Mitchell on October 8, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Hey Folks,
    Unsure if I want to follow Cathy, but my comments square with hers (they should, I learned most of what I know about “pure drop” music from Pat and Cathy). As it turns out, we picked up the CD at Claddagh as well (on our way out of Ireland last month) and it’s in rotation (along with the mess of recordings I also bought at Claddagh, and Pat O’Connors latest – having just come from the Tulla Trad. Fest).
    Perry (the flute player) and us will be working our ways through it for sometime coming, lovely. Think about visiting North Carolina, the state of *house concerts*.

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