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Tir Na Nog

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01
Time Is Like a Promise
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Mariner Blues
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Daisy Lady
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Tir Na Nog
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Aberdeen Angus
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Looking Up
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Boat Song
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Our Love Will Not Decay
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Hey Friend
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Dance of Years
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Live a Day
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Piccadilly
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Dante
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Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 46:49

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AMAZING

RipleyIII

Look, this is a stunning album, full of breath and life and spirit. I sometimes wonder why it was such an important record for me when I first encountered it in 1971, but playing it now some 30 years later, it glistens with comfort and evokes smells of candles and soft blankets laid beside a smoldering fire. It evokes such warm and loving memories, that I wonder if it was ever intended to be played in any other environment. Of course, guitar virtuosos will enjoy the craftsmanship of the songs and harmonies, but romantics will want to play this album over and over again, with or without a companion by the fire.

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Near perfect

Browner

An overlooked gem from one of Ireland's most criminally underrated groups. Songs like "Dante" and "Picadilly" are exquisite and fine examples of just how good this band were.

They Say All Music Guide

Tir Na Nog, whose name translates from the Gaelic as “Land of Eternal Youth,” hit a Zeitgeist with their first album. The pairing of Sonny Condell and Leo O’Kelly caught the same softness as, say, Nick Drake, but more open and engaging, with just enough lilting Celtic influence to offer plenty of charm (although, it must be said, very little of the Irish tradition is evident in their music). The acoustic duo could be sweetly romantic, as on “Time Is Like a Promise” and “Our Love Will Not Decay,” but they could also offer a crowd-pleaser like the singalong “Aberdeen Angus.” “Picadilly” is especially poignant, a touching tale. Condell brings a few exotic touches to the disc, adding tabla, Moroccan drum, and jew’s harp, but that hardly turns them into a version of the Incredible String Band — their writing simply isn’t quirky enough. That’s not to imply there isn’t a strength to it; there is. They can pen a good, memorable tune with an affecting chorus, and the relatively straightforward arrangements, fleshed out by Barry Dransfield’s fiddle and Nick Harrison’s arrangements, are never overdone. Pleasant without ever being startling, this is ’70s folk-rock, with the emphasis on the folk more than the rock. – Chris Nickson

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