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Nancy Ray: Music

Cobbler's Daughter

(Nancy Ray: vocals, Tom Dean: guitar & mandola & bass, Davey Armstrong: whistle & bodhran, Joyce Andersen: fiddle, Norman Smith: accordian)
November, 2005
Traditional
I first heard Kate Rusby sing this song. I instantly fell in love with it because of it's silliness and surprise ending.

Butcher Boy

(Nancy Ray: vocals, Tom Dean: guitar & bass, Joyce Andersen: fiddle)
November, 2005
Traditional

Mother, Won't You Let Me Go to the Fair?

(Nancy Ray: vocals, Davey Armstrong: Phil Murphy's bodhran)
November, 2005
Traditional
Cathie Ryan inspired! The cousins in Spiddal gave me the "thumbs up" on my ennunciation of the irish words.

As I Roved Out

(Nancy Ray: vocals, Tom Dean: guitar & bass, Davey Armstrong: mandola & bodhran, Joyce Andersen: fiddle)
November, 2005
Traditional
I changed the lyrics a wee bit to give this song more of a female slant only to discover that Christy Moore beat me to it!

Old Stone Bridge

(Nancy Ray: vocals, Tom Dean: guitar & mandola & piano)
November, 2005
Kevin Dolan (with additional lyrics by Nancy Ray)

Biddy Mulligan

(Nancy Ray: vocals & guitar, Tom Dean: vocals & bass, Norman Smith: vocals & accordian, Davey Armstrong: banjo)
November, 2005
Traditional
A "happy" traditional irish female song - there aren't many of these...

Blacksmith

(Nancy Ray: vocals, Tom Dean: guitar)
November, 2005
Traditional

Siuil a Run

(Nancy Ray: vocals & guitar, Tom Dean: guitar, Davey Armstrong: whistle)
November, 2005
Traditional

Biddy McGrath

(Nancy Ray: vocals & guitar, Tom Dean: vocals & guitar & bass & mandola, Joyce Andersen: fiddle)
November, 2005
Traditional

Red is the Rose

(Nancy Ray: vocals, Tom Dean: guitar, Joyce Andersen: fiddle, Norman Smith: piano)
October, 2005
Tommy Makem

Erin Gra Mo Chroi

(Nancy Ray: vocals, Craig Holden: guitar)
November, 2005
Traditional

Danny Boy

(Nancy Ray: vocals, Tom Dean: guitar, Davey Armstrong: uillean pipes & whistle)
November, 2005
Traditional
For my mom...