Profile: The Bothy Band

The Bothies were possibly the greatest of new Irish traditional groups that arose in the seventies. Their fire and brilliance has long outlasted their three year history and the four albums they produced are prized possesions of many celtic music lovers.


Triona Ni Dhomhnaill   Harpsichord, Calvinet, Vocals
Micheal O Dhomhnaill   Guitar, Vocals
Paddy Keenan           Uileann Pipes, Whistle
Donal Lunny            Bouzouki
Matt Molloy            Flute, Whistle
Paddy Glackin          Fiddle (not recorded)
Tommy Peoples          Fiddle (1975)
Kevin Burke            Fiddle (Old Hag, After Hours, Out of the Wind)
The initial lineup had Paddy Glackin on fiddle as well as Tony MacMahon on accordion. The band turned professional in November of 1975, with Peoples replacing Glackin on fiddle, to be replaced in turn by Kevin Burke in May of 1976.


1975  The Bothy Band - 1975             Polydor 2383379  Green Linnet 3011
1976  Old Hag You Have Killed Me        Polydor 2383417  Green Linnet 3005
1977  Out of the Wind                   Polydor 2383456  Green Linnet 3013
1979  After Hours (Live in Paris)                        Green Linnet 3016
1983  Best Of the Bothy Band            Polydor 3170583  Green Linnet 3001
1995? The Bothy Band - Live in Concert  WindSong WIN060  Green Linnet 3111


Most of their albums are available online at a pretty good price from CD Universe.

'The Bothy Band - Live in Concert' is a recent release from the BBC archives, of two concerts recorded for BBC Radio One - in Paris Theatre (15 July 1976, with Peter Browne standing in for Paddy Keenan) and Kilburn National (24 July 1978)

See also the track listings for some of the albums.

Copyright (c) 1995-1997 Ceolas.

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