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Come West Along the Road - Irish Traditional Music
Come West Along the Road - Irish Traditional Music
Actors: Bothy Band, Donncha Muimhneachin, Darach Cathin, Tulla Ceili Band, Ceoltir Laighean
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
NR     2007     2hr 25min

Songs from singers in Irish and English; jigs, reels, hornpipes and airs from solo musicians and groups; step dances, set dances, and ceili dances from exhibition and social dancers ­ this DVD from the television archives ...  more »


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Actors: Bothy Band, Donncha Muimhneachin, Darach Cathin, Tulla Ceili Band, Ceoltir Laighean
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Pop, International, Documentary
Studio: Standing Room Only
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/30/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 25min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Superb archival performance
Volunteer of America | Austin, Texas | 01/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mutton chop sideburns, bell bottoms and beehives add a charming accent to this delightful collection of traditional Irish dance, music and song drawn from twenty five years (1961-1986) of Irish Public Broadcasting. Many of the performers are unknown in any international sense, but the extraordinarily high standard of virtuosity makes this a real pleasure to watch. The lovely melodies and irresistible beats of traditional Irish performance are truly enjoyable in this bargain-priced, two hour-plus DVD."
A slice of Ireland
C. Roll | 09/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're looking for a glitzy performance like Riverdance, this is not the dvd for you. If you're looking for a slice of Irish culture and music from the 60s-80s, this is it. Most of the performers are not even professionals. There's a clip of a young boy in Buncrana singing Four Green Fields in 1976. It gave me chills the first time I heard it. His voice is amazing. There's a touching performance at Sean O'Riada's funeral sung by Sean O'Se. And there's a very funny looking clip taken in a pub somewhere with an old man singing with his eyes shut and his friend seems to be pumping the song out of him with one hand and holding a pint in the other. I loved this dvd. I'll know I'll watch it again and again."
The "West" is the Best!
Joseph M. Dunne | Manasquan, NJ, USA | 03/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Want a crash course in pre-Celtic Tiger Irish culture? Viewing the historic archival segments on this video collection of Irish music, song and dance performances captured over a four deade period is like a getting a crash PH.D. on the topic. The DVD has become the 'must have' item if you're a Irish music session hound. Some rough audio and low quality video for certain segments only add to the charm. Pour yourself a pint, tune your instrument, and sit back and enjoy the journey."
Only irish need apply
Stephen Finley | Lubbock, Texas--a session band hacker | 01/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...or those who are interested in the real deal. You want real Irish, this is it. There is something really stunning about this huge collection, something so anti-Michael-Flatley-in-little-bullfighter-jacket. If you're a hardcore fan of traditional music and dance, you'll know many or most of the people here; if not, it doesn't matter, you'll know 'em after you watch and listen. Don't miss it."