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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

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