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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Dónal Lunny isn't a legendary figure in Irish music for nothing. He helped revolutionize it with the Bothy Band, in addition to his own work and guesting on other peoples' albums. So when he put a band together, it was bound to be interesting. With people like Nollaig Casey and John McSherry he had the cream of the crop, and a subtle electric rhythm section. Add in guests like Sharon Shannon, Eddi Reader, and the Ní Dhomnaill sisters, and you have a wealth of talent. But while the focus is very much on Irish music, the gaze does run wider, taking in Moldavia ("Moldavian Triptych," featuring the glowing voice of Márta Sebestyén) and such traditional goodies as "The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Dónal Lunny isn't a legendary figure in Irish music for nothing. He helped revolutionize it with the Bothy Band, in addition to his own work and guesting on other peoples' albums. So when he put a band together, it was bound to be interesting. With people like Nollaig Casey and John McSherry he had the cream of the crop, and a subtle electric rhythm section. Add in guests like Sharon Shannon, Eddi Reader, and the Ní Dhomnaill sisters, and you have a wealth of talent. But while the focus is very much on Irish music, the gaze does run wider, taking in Moldavia ("Moldavian Triptych," featuring the glowing voice of Márta Sebestyén) and such traditional goodies as "The Lowlands of Holland" (with Reader) and "False Fly." Most of the tunes, however, are from Lunny's pen, and in this company they come across as a glorious, high-class session. Lunny himself is outstanding on bouzouki and guitar, but he never dominates, allowing this to be a real band album. It might not be as important as the work he did in the '70s, but there's little doubt that the quality of the musicianship and arrangements marks a standard everyone else now has to measure up to, especially after "The Mouseskin Shoe and Dancing in Allihies."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/1998
  • Label: Emi Import
  • UPC: 724349354227
  • Catalog Number: 4935422

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dónal Lunny Primary Artist, Bouzouki, Guitar, Bodhran
Márta Sebestyén Vocals
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill Vocals
Sharon Shannon Accordion
Eddi Reader Vocals
Máire Breatnach Fiddle
Jean Butler Taps
Nollaig Casey Fiddle, Viola
Roy Dodds Percussion
Graham Henderson Keyboards
John McSherry Human Whistle, uillean pipes
Ray Fean Drums
Sean Smyth Fiddle
Mairead Nesbitt Fiddle
Fionn Ó Lochlainn Bass
Technical Credits
Dónal Lunny Producer
Tim Martin Engineer
Declan Masterson Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This album tore through me - Its gorgeous

    this is so lovely, you must give it a listen, such a beautiful blend of Irish voices and instruments, DONAL LUNNY has captured ths very essence of Ireland!!!

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