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The Coming Dawn
by Nightingale
Becky Tracy, Jeremiah McLane, Keith Murphy

This is Nightingale's first CD, produced in 1994 (has is really been that long?). I consider Nightingale to be one of those influential groups that helped expand the envelope of contra dance music, introducing elements that put a new spin on old traditions. Traditional Irish tunes are interwoven with Acadian rhythms and music of the Canadian Maritime Provinces, then Jeremiah will kick in a little jazzy riff just to keep everyone on their toes. From this first CD it is plain to see why Nightingale has become so popular.
~patrick
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  1. The Five Roads / The Coming Dawn
  2. The Brewer Lad / The Popcorn
  3. Schottis från Idre
  4. Trois Navires / The Cos Reel
  5. Time Will End
  6. The Black Fly / The Phoenix
  7. Reel à Raymond / Mother's
  8. À la Claire Fontaine / La Belle Catherine / Pat de Budgie
  9. Scatter the Mud / The Tea Song
  10. Polska efter Hult LinrÖt / Marche àQueteux Pomerleau
  11. Ban Choic Éirian O / Mutt's Favorite / Father Francis Cameron
  12. Tickle Cove Pond / Over the Ice / Culfadda
  13. Farral O'Gara / Trim the Velvet
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