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Govannen - Live - Sniff The Pony
 
Govannen - Live Sniff The Ponyu


1
Tidings - King of the Fairies
2
Raggle Taggle Gipsy
3
Celtic Suite
4
Moondance - (CD only)
5
The Dark Island - Tom Betty’s Waltz
6
Whiskey In The Jar
7
Queen of the May - Congress - (+Tequila CD only)
8
Fields of Gold - (CD only)
9
Introducing Sniff the Pony
10
The Kesh - Morrisons - Saddle The Pony - Jingle Bells
11
The Alien Jellyfish Song
12
Bobby Caseys
13
The Black Velvet Band
14
Introductions
15
Dublin to Dakar



Dan Britton - vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhran
Adele McMahon - violin
Neil Rabjohn - cajon drum
 
Chris Conway -
vocals, keyboards, tin & low whistles, guitar, kalimba



 
 


Govannen
Govannen live Christmas concert at Kirby Twins Acoustic Club.
A special concert, a great audience and a night of Irish songs, jigs, reels and more from this great Celtic band.


background
The Christmas concert at Kirby Twins Acoustic Club in the packed village hall in Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire is like a homecoming concert for Govannen. The hall was full of 100 fans - mostly all local friends.

The Govannen sound had been strengthened by the addition of Neil Rabjohn on cajon drum and a recording was taken by the band to hear how things sounded. The holiday season added a couple of Christmas touches, but also gave them the opportunity to play a couple of popular songs, take some requests, and stretch out a few arrangements of traditional tunes.

A fun album and a record of a great night with the band on top form.



influences
Alan Stivell, Donal Lunny, The Waterboys, Shane McGowan, The Pogues, The Moving Hearts, Planxty, Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Sting, Moving Hearts


trivia
Th album's curious title is taken from Chris's misspoken announcement of the piece Saddle The Pony. The band often comment that the name of the horse on the album cover is Sniff.

Celtic Suite
started as a solo violin air by Adele - what followed was a string of tunes and improvisated magic from Govannen.

Tequila is a running gag by the band as Christo often adds it to various songs wherever he can. At party functions the band now play it straight as part of it's regular set.


CC's favourite track - Celtic Suite

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....... Govannen - Live Sniff The Pony