Andy Irvine, D�nal Lunny & Mick Hanly
1978-08-xx Dublin, Eire, Ireland Baggott Inn (MorM1-AUD)
~*~ Carefully remastered lessening many issues, without EQ ~*~
01. The Longford Weaver
02. General Monroe
03. Bonny Woodhall
04. The Blind Harper
05. The Plains Of Kildare
06. A Kiss In The Morning Early
07. Johnny Cope
08. John Barleycorn
09. Martinmas Time
10. The West Coast Of Clare
11. The Verdant Braes Of Screen
12. The Blacksmith -> Blacksmithereens
13. Baneasa's Green Glade ->
14. Mominsko Horo
Total Time ::: 1:03:51
::: Extremely fine, up-close, mono AUD. Check samples to c4Yrslf or iNsTaNt aural lubrication.
::: Warts: Jeez, not many left, worked on everything I could. There are some, but consider them mitigated to the max.
::: Contrast clause ::: This is a remastered version of http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=516197
::: Improved quite substantially for my ears, but perhaps not for the purist, as not only are the extraneous bar noises reduced or vaporised, but in some places the volume was lowered where 'twas perhaps a musician's heavy foot which did stomp the floor & the recording equipment did distort. You listen, you decide.
::: A right stunner. One o' the best unissued Irish acoustic folks recordings I've heard, music-wise. Joyful.
Recording Information ::: unknown cassette recording equipment -> master tape (mono?) _^_OR_^_ master tape (mono?) -> 1st generation cassette (safety copy). NOTE: Whether M or M1, and stereo or mono originally, this would seem to be taken from one channel at or after the digital transfer (the 2 channels are identical).
Playback by DIMER BigDee ::: master or first generation cassette on Yamaha KX-330 stereo cassette deck -> ADC -> Midiman Delta DiO 2496 PCI Digital I/O Card -> Soundforge -> wavs -> mono flacs. (From previous upload notes: "All intros had been edited out before I received it. I have tidied up the applause fades and removed a couple of nasties.").
DimeTravel Remaster 2015-01-xx ::: M or M1 mono flacs -> TLH -> wavs -> Audacity [fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, NO equalisation] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. Further remastering notes: Fixed many dullspots. Worked on mike bumps, yells, coughs, sounds of breaking & banging of glass bottles, chairs moving, etc. Lowered applause more between tracks & worked on claps during all music including song endings. Left the speed as was as it is not perfect but, likely due to the instruments & voices, the pitch was not spot on at all times. However, the average didn't look too bad. First uploaded week of 2015-01-24.
Line-up (instruments unconfirmed) ::: Andy Irvine - mandolin, mandola?, harmonica, pipes? // Mick Hanly - acoustic guitar, vocals // D�nal Lunny - acoustic guitar, bouzouki?, bodhran, vocals.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
DimeTravel 087 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders, especially DIMER BigDee. ::: Corrections welcome ::: OK. I'm no Irish Music expert. I likes me folk music crossed over into something more than trad & I eats a lot of me Irishfolk & Britfolk with spicy electric sauce poured liberally thru the mix. However, I do very much like each of these musicians & the mix of all 3, especially of this vintage for my ears, makes for some astonishingly great output.
This one made me wonder about the psychology of clapping (just to be clear, clapping is NOT actually a problem in this recording at all). Is there a tendency in a group to be a show-off: who can clap the loudest, the hardest, the fastest, the longest, or demonstrate the most emotive claps (or slowest, to show great derision!). Or, what about the person who just has to clap out of rhythm - I mean it's one thing to be unaware, but perhaps some folks do it intentionally! Here, in Dublin at the Baggott Inn, and right next to the mike, we have the compulsive clapper who has just got to be ahead. His clap is always the first one in at the end of a song, just as the final chord is struck, before it even starts dying out. He knows better than anyone else, including the musicians, when the song is finished. Perhaps it's unconscious, the person is so moved by live music, they can't control the urge. Or, perhaps he were dozing and the break in the music results in an involutary clap response. Luckily his pathetic contribution is easily exorcised, or at least ameliorated to a great extent because it is a single, isolated explosion. Oh, the clapper, the bane of the taper. Anyway, I'm sure there are intense studies & books written about this. Yes, of course(!), blessed internet. Here are a few links... http://stevenconnor.com/clapping.html (technical) -AND- http://clutterfrommymind.blogspot.de/2008/10/history-and-psychology-of-clapping.html -OR- for a different aspect of it... How about this guy?!? Kent "Toast" French, The World's Fastest Clapper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNXElmEUIJo -OR- is it actually Bryan Bednarek??? He's REALLY sick..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z571ByeNbPQ
Fortunately, for an Irish pub, we only really get a few hints of singalong... In fact, people seem very respectful & even pay heed to the requests for quiet. A most wonderful set. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees
Support the artists! http://www.andyirvine.com -- http://www.donallunny.com -- http://www.mickhanly.com
Do whatever you want with it except sell it, 'cause that ain't cool!