Planxty, One Night in Bremen


CD MIG / radiobremen  2018 (MIG02062CD)


Radio Bremen and the MIG label (Made in Germany) release One Night in Bremen, a live recording of the concert that Planxty performed at Mensa University in Bremen during a long European tour (47 concerts in 58 days). This concert, broadcast live by Radio Bremen on April 24, 1979, is, for several reasons, exceptional:

- The reunion of the group’s original line-up (not seen after Donal’s departure in September 1973 and Christy’s one in October 1974. Both were replaced respectively by Johnny Moynihan and by Paul Brady until the group broke up at the end of 1975).

- The addition to that line-up of Matt Molloy (previously in The Bothy Band with Donal and later to be a well-known member of The Chieftains).

- To hear the beginning of Planxty’s ‘second coming’ live before the recording of After The Break in following June.

The recording was made by Dietram Koster and remastered today by Tim Martin at Long Beard Sound in Dublin. The particular cover artwork, the photograph of an engraving on leather, is the work of Sascha Osterland.

Radio Bremen e l'etichetta MIG (Made in Germany) pubblicano One Night in Bremen, una registrazione live del concerto che i Planxty hanno tenuto all'università di Brema in occasione di un lungo tour europeo in cui hanno suonato 47 concerti in cinquantotto giorni. Questo concerto, trasmesso in diretta da Radio Brema il 24 Aprile 1979, è per diversi motivi eccezionale, in primis perché vede la ricomposizione del gruppo che si era sciolto dopo l’abbandono di Christy Moore nel 1974. Inoltre, a differenza della formazione originaria, da segnalare è la presenza di Matt Molloy (The Chieftains) in sostituzione di Paul Brady. La registrazione fu effettuata da Dietram Koster e oggi rimasterizzata da Tim Martin al Long Beard Sound di Dublino. La particolare artwork di copertina, la fotografia di una incisione su pelle, è opera di Sascha Osterland.

1. The Pursuit Of Farmer Michael Hayes - 2. Slip Jigs (Ride A Mile / Hardiman The Fiddler / The Yellow Wattle) - 3. The Bonny Light Horseman - 4. Double Jigs (East Of Glendart / Brian O'Lynn / Pay The Reckoning) - 5. The Rambling Boys Of Pleasure - 6. The Good Ship Kangeroo - 7. Reels (The Humours Of Carrigaholt / The Chattering Magpie / Lord MacDonald's) - 8. The Rambling Siuler - 9. Smeceno Horo - 10. Raggle Taggle Gypsy/Tabhair Dom Do Lámh - 11. Nancy Spain - 12. Reels (The Blackberry Blossom / Lucky In Love / The Dairy Maid)


Christy Moore (vocals, guitar, harmonium) – Andy Irvine (vocals, mandoline) – Liam O’Flynn (uillean pipes, tin whistle) – Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar) – Matt Molly (flutes)