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An Ommadawn Chorus: Mike Oldfield's Favourite Albums
Gary Kaill , January 23rd, 2017 10:59

As Mike Oldfield releases new album Return To Ommadawn he guides Gary Kaill through 13 albums that he listened to before he began making music - after which he never listened to much music at all


The Dubliners - A Drop Of The Hard Stuff
Being half Irish myself - my mother was from Cork- I loved Irish music. And it wasn't just the Dubliners. There's so much fantastic Irish music and so many fantastic Irish musicians. The Chieftains were very traditional and then you had Planxty, of course, and The Bothy Band. The Bothy Band were just superb! So yes, I've chosen a Dubliners album for this list but, really, there were so many albums of traditional Irish music I could have chosen. And, again, there are some strong influences of that in the original Ommadawn I think.