Each Little Thing

Each Little Thing

by Sharon Shannon
     
 

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The follow-up to 1994's Out the Gap, Each Little Thing is full of pleasant surprises at every turn. After playing a predominently traditional Irish-based accordion with Arcady, the Waterboys and on her solo debut, Sharon Shannon displays her diverse and esoteric nature on several instances. "Kids" is

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The follow-up to 1994's Out the Gap, Each Little Thing is full of pleasant surprises at every turn. After playing a predominently traditional Irish-based accordion with Arcady, the Waterboys and on her solo debut, Sharon Shannon displays her diverse and esoteric nature on several instances. "Kids" is a bouncy piece featuring fine playing by guitarist Steeve Cooney, which cleverly segues into Fleetwood Mac's "Never Going Back Again." Emanating from "Bonnie Mulligan" is an Aaron Copland vibe, where Winnie Horan (Solas) leads the hoedown with some commanding fiddle playing. The underlying electric guitar adds interesting layering. "The Bag of Cats" brandishes a heavy programmed rhythm by Oisin Lunny, and Shannon lays down her box in favor of the fiddle to duel it out with Mary Custy. Chanteuse Kirsty MacColl renders a seductive reading of "Libertango" as Shannon assumes the role of strolling French accordionist with aplomb and savoir faire. "El Mercado Testaccio" is a delightful Inti-Illimani tune that, despite the hammer dulcimer and bouzouki, sounds amazingly South American. Donal Lunny does an excellent job of piecing this album together, allowing the songs to flow gracefully. His bouzouki playing and Trevor Hutchinson's double bass provide a stable rhythm section capable of chauffeuring Shannon to whichever destination she fancies.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/1997
Label:
Green Linnet
UPC:
0048248311625
catalogNumber:
3116

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sharon Shannon   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Accordion,Whistle (Instrument)
Dónal Lunny   Bouzouki,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Bodhran
Kirsty MacColl   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tommy Peoples   Fiddle
Steve Cooney   Guitar,Didjeridu
Graham Henderson   Piano,Hammond Organ
Trevor Hutchinson   Double Bass
Adele O'Dwyer   Cello
John McSherry   Low Whistle
Mary Shannon   Mandolin
Ray Fean   Drums
Mary Custy   Fiddle
Barry Carroll   Hammered Dulcimer
McSherry   Pipe,Whistle (Instrument)
Michelle O'Brien   Fiddle
Frankie Lane   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Dónal Lunny   Producer
Peter Ostroushko   Composer
Sharon Shannon   Arranger
Steve Cooney   Engineer
Tim Martin   Engineer
Ciaran Byrne   Engineer
Oisin Lunny   Arranger,Programming,beats
Cooney   Arranger
Stephen Cooney   Composer

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