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I Know Where I’m Going is the remastered first solo album of vocalist Jamie O’Reilly. Accompanied by guitarist Peter Swenson, Jamie sang this collection of beloved Irish ballads on heels of her vocal debut at Orchestra Hall. Two newer songs, one written by Michael Smith, and accompanied by the songwriter, and Peter, are included. 11 songs were recorded at WFMT Studio in 1984, with Rich Warren as engineer and Anne Hills as producer.
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CD songs and credits
The Fairy Tree
Music by Vincent O’Brien
Words by Temple Lane
Kitty of Coleraine
Poem: Edward Lysaght (1763-1810)
Music credited to Samuel Lover, Arrangement by N. Clifford Page
James Joyce quotes in his novel Finnegan’s Wake
The Butcher Boy
Traditional Irish, a Michael P. Smith arrangement
Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go
Traditional Irish folksong, Arrangement by Peter Swenson
I Know Where I’m Goin’
Arrangement Herbert Hughes Irish Country Songs
Newry Prentice Boy
Broadsheet publ by Colm O Lochlainn Irish Street Ballads
Arrangement by Jamie O’Reilly and Peter Swenson
Young Lad of the Braided Hair
Poem: Ancient Irish, Music and arrangement by Michael P. Smith
The Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow
18th c Air, Arrangement by N. Clifford Page
The Kerry Dances
By J. L. Molloy, arrangement Peter Swenson
The Last Rose of Summer
Lyrics by Thomas Moore. Melody The Young Man’s Dream
Moore’s Irish Melodies, 1805. Original piano accompaniment by John Andrew Stevenson.
This Arrangement by N. Clifford Page and Wayland Rogers
Down By the Sally Gardens
Poem by William Butler Yeats,
Music based on The Mourne Shore melody, Herbert Hughes arrangement
Paistin Fionn (The Fair Haired Child)
Traditional, Musical arrangement unknown
Translated from the Gaelic by Samuel Ferguson
Lyrics by Frederic Weatherly
Traditional tune Londonderry Air
Musical Arrangements for soprano and guitar by Peter Swenson
Songs in the public domain with the exception of Young Lad of the Braided Hair.
Music by Michael P. Smith, ASCAP