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Hello! This page is part of an opinionated overview of Celtic and British folk music, with record reviews by me, Joe Sixpack... This is not meant to be taken as a "definitive" resource, but rather as a record of some of the music which has caught my interest. I am always looking for more good music to explore, so your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Frank Quinn "If You Are Irish" (Arhoolie, 1997)
Great stuff!! A fine collection of tunes taken from rare 78s originally recorded in the 1920s... by an Irish-American cop, no less!! There's some fine musicianship (as evidenced on several instrumental tracks), but this album's real sparkle comes from the numerous comedic tunes, and Quinn's fine, music-hall influenced vocals. These are some of the first recordings of Irish music in America, and still some of the most fun. Not merely a great historical resource, this disc is also probably unlike most Celtic music you've heard before, and is a real gas to listen to. Highly recommended!





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