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Govannen - The Water Is Wide
Govannen The Water Is Wide

When Will We Be Married
Junior Crehans
The Sally Garden
Mickey the Moulder
As I Roved Out
Ride On - (CD only)
Queen of the May/The Congress
The Water is Wide
10 Morrison's Jig
11 Fairytale of New York - (CD only)
12 King of the Fairies
13 Deja Blues
14 Wheelans
15 The Wild Rover

Adele McMahon - violin
Dan Britton -
acoustic guitar, vocals, bodhran, percussion, harmonica
Chris Conway -
tin & low whistles, keyboards, acoustic 9string guitar, vocals, kalimba, percussion



Celtic band Govannen live, playing a set of traditional and contemporary Irish songs and uptempo jigs & reels.
If you've seen Govannen live this will bring back happy memories.

Having recorded an instrumental atmospheric album Healing Waters, the band wanted a CD to show what they do live. Alternating songs and jigs & reels with the odd ballad and even a blues The Water Is Wide is just that.

This album is many people's souvenir of a great night out with Govannen. Adele's fiddle is the real star of the album.

Alan Stivell, Donal Lunny, The Waterboys, Shane McGowan, The Pogues, The Moving Hearts, Planxty, Ray Charles

Recorded live at The White Hart pub in Melton Mowbray - it started as quite a quiet night but this actually made for a better live recording - things heated up at the end of the evening and Govannen went with it.

The band still often start the night with When Will We Be Married and Junior Creehans to warm them up.

Morrison's Jig has also been recorded as Port Ui Mhuirgheasa on Chris Conway's Storming album and The Storm Thieves Up To The Sun. Govannen alos have recorded it with The Kesh on Sniff The Pony and Celtic Fire.

Different versions of Queen of the May/Congress appear on Sniff The Pony and Celtic Fire.

The album was remastered in 2012.

CC's favourite track - Wheelans

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