Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies

This wonderful collection of "folk" type songs were collected by Moore in the 1800s.

There's a current version out, on the Hyperion label, performed by the group "Invocation," but to me it sounds a little TOO refined.  These songs were sung in beer halls and at dances, not concert halls!

The album I'm sharing here came out on Nonesuch in 1982.  Please forgive me if its sound is not pristine.  But the singing is great, and it's dear to my heart.

Here are the tracks:
01 - The Minstrel Boy
02 - Silent, O Moyle, Be the Roar of Thy Waters
03 - When in Death I Shall Calm Recline
04 - Here We Dwell
05 - Lesbia Hath a Beaming Eye
06 - The Dirge / How Oft Has the Banshee Cried
07 - While Gazing on the Moon
08 - What the Bee Is to the Flow'r
09 - Believe Me, If All These Endearing Young Charms
10 - The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls
11 - How Dear to Me the Hour When Daylight Dies
12 - Oh! Doubt Me Not
13 - At the Mid-Hour of the Night
14 - It Is Not the Tear at This Moment Shed
15 - Fill the Bumper Fair
16 - Planxty Johnstone / Captain Magan
17 - My Gentle Harp
18 - 'Tis the Last Rose of Summer

Here is the link:   http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G32ZJ40Y

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