Long Journey Home
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Long Journey Home

Original score for the film ‘The Irish in America: Long Journey Home’ a film by Thomas Lennon. The film was charged with telling the story of the Irish in America, and Paddy Moloney as Composer, Performer and Executive Music Producer brought some amazing acts together to put musical voice to the old stories: Sinéad O’ Connor, Van Morrison, Liam O Maonlaí, Mary Black, Vince Gill, Eileen Ivers, and Elvis Costello. Said Paddy Moloney when approached about taking on board a year’s work for the film when working on two other albums at the same time: “I have to do this…Its’s part of me.”

‘Long Journey Home’ won a Grammy award for ‘Best Traditional Folk Album’ in 1998.

Track Listing

  1. Shenandoah (with Van Morrison)
  2. Main Theme (with the Irish Film Orchestra)
  3. Paddy’s Lamentation/Ships are Sailing (with Mary Black)
  4. Emigration Theme (with the Irish Film Orchestra)
  5. The Bard of Armagh/The Streets of Laredo (with Vince Gill)
  6. Skibbereen (with Sinéad O’ Connor)
  7. The Night that Larry was Stretched – Jig
  8. White Potatoes (with Liam Ó Maonlaí)
  9. Famine Theme
  10. Muldoon, The Solid Man/Grandfather’s Tune (with Eileen Ivers)
  11. An Raibh tú ag an gCarraig? (with Sissel)
  12. O’ Carolan’s Farewell to Music (with the Irish Film Orchestra)
  13. Bean Pháidín
  14. O’ Donnell’s Lament/Reel with the Beryle (with Eileen Ivers)
  15. American Theme (with the Irish Film Orchestra)
  16. Long Journey Home (Anthem)