Reg Hall brings together a comprehensive collection of traditional Irish dance music spanning from 1928-1963. Hall explains that much of the music collected on this album was made "largely as popular music for restricted sale to Irish country working-class people at home and in the ghettos in England and America". The album thus provides a privileged insight into music that was previously unheard by the larger public. Jolly jigs, melodic reels and hornpipes exemplify the genres of Irish dance music through the years. Liner notes include an introduction by Reg Hall, as well as information on the performers and songs themselves.