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AmyLove Request for Irish music recommendations (81* d) Request for Irish music recommendations 20 May 17

I have a fair number of albums of traditional Irish music, to the point where I'm finding it challenging to find new albums with music which is distinctively different from the albums I already have. I'm hoping you lovely people at mudcat can give me recommendations. I'm interested in both instrumental and vocal (sung in both English and Irish) music. The distinctiveness can take a variety of forms. For example, a distinctive voice (for example, Margaret Barry), a distinctive playing style (for example, I want to get the album Joyceful, or Joy ce Ful, by the Hungarian group Édaín), use of unusual instruments (for example, I want to get Unheard by Eddie Clarke - harmonica - and Down the Ivory Stairs by Padraic O'Reilly - piano - but there are no copies of these albums currently available in the price range I want to pay - but please make any recommendations regardless of availability and/or price - I can always note them down for future purchase), songs not commonly performed, etc. Also, I want any albums with all or most tracks featuring lilting (I have Celtic Mouth Music, and The Clare Shout by Bobby Gardiner). And I love comic songs, such as those by Con Ó Drisceoil and those in this playlist at ITMA: Góilín Playlist: Songs of Humour . I'm also interested in finding more performers who are considered among the best players of the instruments they play.

If there are any questions I can answer to help provide recommendations, please ask.

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