These 13 tracks represent personal and cultural touchstones for Derek Bell. Some songs ("She Moved Through the Fair," "The Boys of Bluehill," "Hillsborough Castle," and "The Greencastle Hornpipe") present Bell as a solo harpist (and occasionally on oboe, English horn, or gong), some include backing by the New Irish Chamber Orchestra, and others feature Chieftains alumni Sean Potts on tin whistle and Peadar Mercier playing bodhran and bones.
Derek Bell's Musical Ireland. These 13 tracks represent personal and cultural touchstones for Derek Bell. 13 tracks · 15 July 1983. Compositions of Derek Bell and Beinsa Douno.
Musical Ireland BELL,DEREK. Coolin Medley (Album Version) by The Chieftains;Derek Bell;Martin Fay;Seán Keane;Kevin Conneff;Matt Molloy;Paddy Moloney;Gearóid Grant;Audrey Collins on A Chieftains Celebration.
George Derek Fleetwood Bell. 1935-10-21)21 October 1935 Belfast, Northern Ireland. 17 October 2002(2002-10-17) (aged 66) Phoenix, Arizona. Bell was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Because he had been misdiagnosed at an early age as having a disease that would lead to blindness, his parents gave him a musical upbringing. He was something of a child prodigy, composing his first concerto at the age of 12. He graduated from the Royal College of Music in 1957. At that time Carolan's music was virtually unknown, though today almost every album of harp music contains one of his compositions. Working with Bell on the project were several members of The Chieftains. Bell became friends with the leader of the Chieftains, Paddy Moloney.
|1||She Moved Through The Fair||3:14|
|2||The Boys Of Bluehill / Hillsborough Castle / The Greencastle Hornpipe||3:04|
|3||Carrickfergus Or Do Bhi Bean Uasal (There Was A Lady)||2:25|
|4||An Caitin Ban (The Little White Cat)||2:32|
|5||The Gartan Mother's Lullaby||3:25|
|6||Im Aonar Seal (Alone And Lonely)||3:24|
|7||Sliabh Geal gCua (Bright Sliabh gCua)||2:50|
|8||Down By The Sally Gardens||2:54|
|9||Eibhlin A Ruin (Eileen My Secret Love)||4:14|
|10||The Piper Through The Meadow Straying||3:28|
|11||Marbhna Luimni (Limerick's Lamentation)||3:49|
|12||Ag Criost An Siol (Christ The Seed)||4:22|
|13||Is Trua Gan Peata Mhaoir Agam (I Wish The Shepherd's Pet Were Mine)||2:29|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Shanachie Records Corp.
- Recorded At – RTÉ
- Mastered At – CMS Digital
- Bodhrán, Bones – Peadar Mercier
- Conductor – John Beckett
- Harp [Irish and neo-Irish], Dulcimer [Tiompan], Oboe, Cor Anglais, Gong – Derek Bell
- Orchestra – The New Irish Chamber Orchestra
- Producer – Alan Tongue
- Tin Whistle – Seán Potts
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: SH79042 3/94 2DA5
|79042||Derek Bell||Musical Ireland (LP)||Shanachie||79042||US||1984|
|CC35CD||Derek Bell||Musical Ireland (CD, Album)||Claddagh Records||CC35CD||Ireland||Unknown|
|CC35||Derek Bell||Musical Ireland (LP)||Claddagh Records||CC35||Ireland||1983|