DANCE TO TIPPERARY released "The Rakes Of Mallow" 10 years ago this week. (Where does time go?!)
The Rakes Of Mallow is a traditional Irish song and reel. It is about the rakes from the town of Mallow in Co. Cork. It was first written down during the 1780s.
The Rakes Of Mallow is used by Notre Dame fans who also have a Blog called The Rakes Of Mallow.
It also featured in the film "The Quiet Man" and the tune plays during a montage sequence in the film "Rudy"
"When selecting tracks for our second album we thought that The Rakes Of Mallow would be great for live shows if started slowly and speeded up as it went along so decided to include on the album. Beats were programmed and the traditional tune played live with them and after various speeds were recorded we had The Rakes Of Mallow, Dance To Tipperary style."
The Rakes Of Mallow became the first single from Dance To Tipperary's second studio album and was released on October 25th 2001 (10 years ago this week)
The Rakes Of Mallow entered The Irish Top 30 and Dance Charts the following week just as the second album email@thecliffsofmoher was available in stores.
It still is a live and download favourite today and regularly features amongst our top downloads at Amazon, iTunes and other stores and is even amongst the best selling MP3's at Amazon ten years on today. It is also a popular mobile ringtone.
Dance To Tipperary - The Rakes Of Mallow is also set to be included in Celtic Trance (The Irish Traditional Sessions) which is scheduled for release during March next year as the clubland soundtrack to St. Patrick's Day 2012 and with Dance To Tipperary (DJ Set) being included in the upcoming Celtic Trance On Tour, The Rakes Of Mallow will continue to groove throughout 2012 and beyond.
The video for Dance To Tipperary - The Rakes Of Mallow features live footage from the Total Beat Concert at Dublin's Point Depot now The O2 Dublin. The video was uploaded to Vimeo this week as a little celebration of a great traditional tune that has lasted for centuries and became a Dance To Tipperary favourite during the past decade.