Common Ground: Voices Of Modern Irish Music

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Assembled by producer Donal Lunny, the loose concept of this compilation was to gather over a dozen Celtic and rock musicians with Irish ancestry to perform Irish traditional music, or original compositions with an Irish traditional flavor. Celtic music fans probably won't be that impressed by the mix of folk and pop tracks; it's kind of an outreach project, designed to broaden the appeal of Irish music without neglecting its truest progenitors. Both folk and rock fans with specialized tastes, however, may appreciate the chance to hear the cuts by Maire Brennan, Paul Brady, Andy Irvine, Christy Moore, and from the pop world Elvis Costello, Kate Bush singing in ...
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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Assembled by producer Donal Lunny, the loose concept of this compilation was to gather over a dozen Celtic and rock musicians with Irish ancestry to perform Irish traditional music, or original compositions with an Irish traditional flavor. Celtic music fans probably won't be that impressed by the mix of folk and pop tracks; it's kind of an outreach project, designed to broaden the appeal of Irish music without neglecting its truest progenitors. Both folk and rock fans with specialized tastes, however, may appreciate the chance to hear the cuts by Maire Brennan, Paul Brady, Andy Irvine, Christy Moore, and from the pop world Elvis Costello, Kate Bush singing in Gaelic, Sinead O'Connor, Bono & Adam Clayton, and Tim & Neil Finn, none of which are available elsewhere.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/1996
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724383769124
  • Catalog Number: 37691

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 O' Bhean A'Ti - Moya Brennan (5:13)
  2. 2 Mary Of The South Seas - Neil Finn (5:08)
  3. 3 Tomorrow - Adam Clayton (4:36)
  4. 4 Cavan Potholes - Sharon Shannon (4:10)
  5. 5 Help Me To Believe - Paul Brady (5:56)
  6. 6 On Raglan Road - Sinéad O'Connor (6:05)
  7. 7 As I Roved Out - Brian Kennedy (4:32)
  8. 8 The Night Before Larry Was Stretched - Elvis Costello (5:09)
  9. 9 Mná Na Héireann - Kate Bush (2:53)
  10. 10 Whistling Low/Errigal - Davy Spillane (4:08)
  11. 11 My Heart's Tonight In Ireland - Andy Irvine (3:36)
  12. 12 Cathain - Liam Ó Maonlaí (3:27)
  13. 13 Bogie's Bonnie Belle - Christy Moore (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andy Irvine Bouzouki, Vocals, Track Performer
Dónal Lunny Bouzouki, Guitar, Harmonium, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Track Performer, Bodhran, Electric Bouzouki
Christy Moore Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
David Hayes Keyboards
Paul Brady Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Human Whistle, 12-string Guitar, Track Performer
Kate Bush Track Performer
Elvis Costello Vocals, Track Performer
Tim Finn Vocals, Track Performer
Brian Kennedy Vocals, Track Performer
Rita Connolly Background Vocals
Sharon Shannon Track Performer, Button Accordion
Bono Vocals, Track Performer
Richie Buckley Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Nollaig Casey Fiddle, Violin, Viola
Adam Clayton Bass, Track Performer
Noel Eccles Percussion
Neil Finn Piano, Ukulele, Vocals, Track Performer
Máirtín O'Connor Button Accordion
Sinéad O'Connor Track Performer
Liam Ó Maonlaí Vocals, Didjeridu, Track Performer, Bodhran
Eoghan O'Neill Bass, Bass Guitar
Davy Spillane Track Performer, uillean pipes, Low Whistle
Fiachra Trench Conductor
Brendan Power Harmonica
Andy White Background Vocals
Bridin Brennan Background Vocals
Ray Fean Drums
Adrian Dunbar Background Vocals
Barney McKenna Banjo
Laoise Kelly Irish Harp
Moya Brennan Vocals, Track Performer
Mike Cortese Drums
Technical Credits
Andy Irvine Arranger, Composer
Dónal Lunny Arranger, Composer, Producer, Contributor
Christy Moore Arranger
David Hayes Arranger
Paul Brady Arranger
Kate Bush Arranger, Contributor
Elvis Costello Arranger
Tim Finn Arranger
Brian Kennedy Arranger
Bono Arranger
Adam Clayton Arranger
Neil Finn Arranger
Tim Martin Engineer
Brian Masterson Engineer
Sinéad O'Connor Arranger, Contributor
Liam Ó Maonlaí Arranger
Eoghan O'Neill Arranger
Del Palmer Engineer
Davy Spillane Arranger, Composer
Fiachra Trench Arranger, String Arrangements
Gerald Seligman Executive Producer
Andy White Arranger
Ray Fean Arranger
Pete Lewis Engineer
Stephen Daley Programming, beats
Ed Dibona Producer, Engineer
Oisin Lunny Programming, beats
Abrahams Pants Cover Design
Shawn Parks Artwork, Illustrations
Chris Muth Mastering
Traditional Composer
Julie Gardiner Engineer
Moya Brennan Arranger
Fainne Geal On Lae Composer
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