The Bothy Band perform 'Pretty Peg' and 'Craig's Pipes' at The Embankment pub in Tallaght, County Dublin.

The influential traditional Irish group, The Bothy Band recorded a two-part concert for RTÉ Television in The Embankment Cabaret Rooms, Tallaght, Dublin on 29 September 1976.

The Bothy Band are Dónal Lunny on bouzouki, flute and whistle player Matt Molloy, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill on clavinet and bodhrán, uilleann piper Paddy Keenan, fiddler Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill on acoustic guitar.

The Bothy Band perform the traditional song ‘Pretty Peg’ and a reel ‘Craig's Pipes’. 'Pretty Peg' is sung in English by Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill.

Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill

According to Dónal Lunny there are many songs with the same theme as ‘Pretty Peg’,

The young man going to visit the girl in the middle of the night and trying to sort of keep a low profile.

Dónal Lunny formed The Bothy Band in 1975 after he left the group Planxty to form his own record label, Mulligan Records. The Bothy Band broke up in 1979.

The Bothy Band recorded three studio albums and released one live album. A best of record was released in 1983 with a further live album in 1995. 'Pretty Peg ‘/’Craig's Pipes’ features on the band's debut '1975: The First Album'.

‘At The Embankment’ was a 12 week music series featuring well known performers on the traditional Irish music scene, recorded at The Embankment pub in Tallaght, County Dublin. It ran from 1 October to 17 December 1976.

This episode of ‘At The Embankment’ was broadcast on 22 October 1976. The producer is Noel Greene.