Sweeney's Men/The Tracks Of Sweeney
Released: Jan 1968
Label: Sanctuary Records Fontana
This double album of pioneering, unorthodox 1960s Celtic folk is meant to be savored. Spend time with one track -- maybe "Dicey Riley" and its wavering a cappella singing, or the dramatic "Willy O'Winsbury." But let yourself be seduced: these guys brought subtlety back to Irish folk, as well as a bluegrass influence that made them a bellwether for the folk renaissance.