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When I Was Young: Children's Songs From Ireland

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Vocalists Len Graham and Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin are accompanied by a number of musicians and the multitalented player and producer Garry Ó Briain on a collection of songs that kids will appreciate and love and that parents will both remember on occasion, and enjoy throughout. It's never cutesy or cloying and offers both the repetitive songs that younger children love and some clever (and once or twice scary) songs that grab the older kids' attention. Throughout the album the musicianship is high, with a special nod to accordion work of Mairtin O'Conner that's quite impressive. When I Was Young is a step above the current bumper crop of preachy or New Age children's records that masquerade as "Celtic." This one will actually have them clamoring for some of the real (adult) thing in a few years. --Louis Gibson

1. Johnny When You Die
2. Dazzledance
3. Soldier Soldier
4. The Field Mouse's Ball
5. The Wheel Of Fortune
6. As I Roved Out
7. The Fox And The Hare
8. Rosemary Fair
9. Early In The Morning
10. Henry My Son
11. Old Roger Rum
12. My Aunt Jane
13. The Frost Is All Over/Daisy Chain
14. The Magical Band
15. The Golden Ball
16. Do You Love An Apple
17. The Old Woman And The Beggar
18. Wella Wella Wella
19. Cause He Was A Fool
20. The Willow Tree
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 16, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shanachie
  • ASIN: B00000I063
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,810 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DJ Joe Sixpack HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on August 20, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Not actually a "various artists" release, however: Len Graham, Garry O Briain and vocalist Padraigin Ni Uallachain are all co-collaborators on this fine Celtic outing. A lovely and delightful album, featuring pretty, lavishly melodic versions of over two dozen obscure Irish children's songs. Graham's old-man voice is always a delight, while for her part Ni Uallachain fills these songs out with a classic Celtic sonorousness. The material is pleasantly unfamiliar, playful and engaging, while the arrangements are richly fleshed out and satisfying. Nice disc -- highly recommended, especially as the title might lead some Celtic music fans to pass it by.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M McCarthy on August 27, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is a wonderful cd with excellent musical quality. The music is a much higher quality than the typical childrens cd's available. My 1 year old daughter can't help moving to the music whenever its played. Lyrical content of a few songs is rather dark, but this is a cd that the parents will enjoy as much as the children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 18, 2001
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This is an astounding collection of songs that are so varied and beautiful, I would recommend them to anyone with children. The mood varies from lighthearted and funny to sweet and wide-eyed with even a little touching melancholy thrown in to keep things truly Irish. If these songs don't stay in your heart, I don't know what will. At the risk of sounding like a total sap, I once danced around the kitchen with my 2 year-old daughter to the song, "Magical Band" and she smiled happily, wondering why my eyes were filling with tears.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maine Mom on May 13, 2014
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I'm of Irish decent, and early on my daughter was drawn to Celtic music. So I got this for her along with Irish lullabies when she was a toddler. Before she could really understand the words, it was just catchy music. But as I listened more closely and was mindful of her growing understanding, it was a bit distressing. Yes, I know the Irish are known for dark subjects, but a song about killing one's baby on a cd that's billed as "Children's Songs"?! And it's a lovely upbeat tune. There are others that are slightly questionable too.
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By A Customer on August 12, 2000
Format: Audio CD
My 3 year-old daughter loves dancing to this lively, fun-filled music. The voices are beautiful and harmonious and the music up-beat and perfectly paced for a young child. While the lyrics to a couple of the songs are rather gruesome, the music itself is never dark but always light and airy. I would definately recommend this CD not only as an introduction to the delights of irish music but as a joyful experience on its own, and not only for children. This is one of my favorite irish music CDs, for the quality of the singing and the choice of songs. It ranks high up on my list of possible gifts for friends of all ages.
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By Julie Hedlund on October 13, 2008
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This is by far the best "children's" CD we own and the one we turn to most often. It is universally loved by everyone in our family, and I sometimes listen to it even when the kids aren't home. Finally, a CD for children that adults can enjoy too! You just can't go wrong with this one.
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