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No Sound Like the Hollywood Sound

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© Tara Music

Full title: Holly Wood

Creator / Author: The Voice Squad

Item Type / Count: Music CD / 13 tracks

When Published: 1988 (re-issued in 1991)

Publisher / Place of Publication: Tara Music Company / Basement, 18 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.

About: St. Kevin’s Church in Hollywood in West Wicklow is over 1000 years old and was used as a venue for the ‘Music Under the Mountains Festival’ in 1991. The Voice Squad sang there and found the natural sound quality of the church to be the best they had ever come across. They returned  later and recorded most of this disc there. The Voice Squad are a three-piece vocal group who sing ballads unaccompanied in the old traditional manner.

ID number(s): TARACD 4013

Contents [Track listing]: The Coventry Carol — The Cocks are Crowing – The Sheepstealers — A Stor Mo Chroí — Jimmy Murphy — I am Stretched on your Grave — Good People All (Wexford Carol) — The Brown and The Yellow Ale — Sarah Jane — Down in Yon Forest — A Fond Kiss — Annan Waters — The Parting Glass.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this recording.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this recording in libraries worldwide

Extra #3: Link to additional information and audio samples via the Tara Music website

Tinahely Tenor’s Top Twenty +

© cdworld.ie

© cdworld.ie

Full title: Dermot Troy – Remembered

Creator / Author: Dermot Troy

Item Type / Count: Music CD / 24 tracks

When Published: 2007

Publisher / Place of Publication: RTÉ / Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

About: This is a music compact disc issued on the RTÉ Lyric FM label. The lyric tenor Dermot Troy had a brief but remarkable life. He did not study music until he was 22 years old, but regrettably died from a heart attack at the age of thirty-five. In the intervening years he shared a stage with the likes of Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland and Elizabeth Schwartzkopf and has come to be regarded as second only to Count John McCormack.

ID number(s): RTELYRICCD114

Contents [Track listing]: Lament for Owen Roe — An Piobaire — The Enchanted Valley — Padraic the Fidler — The Gentle Maiden — She is Far From the Land — The Last Rose of Summer — Believe Me if all These — At the Mid Hour of the Night — The Minstrel Boy — Rase, Schiksal [from Zaide] — Herr Und Freund [from Zaide] — Standhen — Ich Liebe Dich — Gern Hab Ich Die Frauen — Core ‘ ngrato — Funiculi, Funicula — L’Ultima Canzone — Marechiare — Love Could I Only Tell Thee — Rose of Picardy — Home, Sweet Home — Shine Through My Dreams — As I Sit Here.

WW Connection #1: Dermot Troy was born in Tinahely in South West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes CD insert booklet with much biographical information and photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide


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