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Murphy, Chris / Tinker's Dream, The
Album:Tinker's Dream, The Collection:World
Artist:Murphy, Chris Added:03/2018
Label:Teahouse Records 

Album Review
Kim Walter
Reviewed 2018-03-07 

Chris Murphy,”The Tinker’s Dream”
Original Irish fiddle music- That pretty much sums it up. Sometimes I get annoyed when there is too much promo info on an album, but I’d like to know more about these songs... Like “Gibraltar 1988”. It’s obviously a story; you hear it in the tune. This is a mix of traditional sounding Irish instrumental music and upbeat fun songs. Thank you Chris Murphy and friends for forcing me to learn what a reel is. (Look it up - you’ve probably seen a form of it) Best for me: 2, 5, 7, 8, 12

1. Med - Playful, reel
2*. Slow - Slow and mournful beginning, then interesting tune builds intensity
3. Med - Instrumental jig
4. Med - Song with Irish instruments
5*. Slow - Obviously a story, nice, intriguing
6. Med/Fast - Jig/dancing song
7*. Slow/Med - Fun sounding hornpipe instrumental
8*. Med - Pop song. I didn’t like it at first, but it’s actually pretty
9. Med - Traditional sounding Irish jig
10. Med - Traditional sounding Irish jig
11. Med - Traditional sounding Irish jig
12*. Slow/Med - Waltz- Fiddle sings true

Track Listing
1.Connemara Ponies 7.The Artful Dodger
2.Union Of The Seven Brothers 8.Small Wonder
3.The Tinker's Dream 9.The Tower
4.Wicklow 10.Maritime Jig
5.Gibralter 1988 11.The Thistlewood Bridge
6.Cape Horn 12.The Hayloft Waltz