The Coast of Malabar

  1. The Coast of Malabar
  2. The Girls of Ballytrapeen
  3. Lowlands Low
  4. The Hills of isle au Haut
  5. St Brendan's Fair Isle
  6. East Ferry
  7. Fiddler's Green
  8. The Lady Leroy
  9. Titanic Queenstown
  10. My True Love She is Beautiful
  11. My Love is a Tall Ship
  12. The Wild Caribee
  13. The Balaena
  14. Sailortown

Reviews

" He has chosen to honour his favorite family of instruments on this disc by backing himself only with mandolins, mandolas, citterns and bouzoukis. The result is a sound at once delicate and rich. This album focuses on the romantic songs of ships and the sea since Crowley felt that the shanty genre had been covered sufficiently by other artists. " Dirty Linen

" There are defining moments in all our lives, those little thunderbolts that change us forever. Artists are gifted with the means of re-telling these experiences and making something great of them. That is what Jimmy Crowley does here. " Andy Ryan,Irish Music Magazine

" This album which includes guest vocals from the incomparable Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill has two themes: all the songs have nautical references and the arrangements feature members of the mandolin family including, mandola, mando-cello, bouzouki and dordán, this being a mammoth bass bouzouki made by Joe Foley. " Don Meade, New York’s Irish Voice, Nov 2000

" There are songs such as The Lowlands Low and Fiddlers’ Green which would be quite well known but they are performed with such individuality and attention as to be recast in their entirety. " Oliver P.Sweeney, Hot Press, Nov 2000

" A carefully crafted homage to his love affair with the sea and highlights his gifts as a composer and interpreter of traditional and new material. " John Regan, FRoots

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