Foxglove

Foxglove

by Moving Cloud
     
 

Moving Cloud is a quintet of Irish musicians who face something of a quandary: they want to be regarded as concert performers rather than a dance band, but while it's true that their chops are more than sufficient to hold an audience's attention, they play in a style that owes far more to the ceilidh than to the concert hall. For one thing, they tend to take tunes at… See more details below

Overview

Moving Cloud is a quintet of Irish musicians who face something of a quandary: they want to be regarded as concert performers rather than a dance band, but while it's true that their chops are more than sufficient to hold an audience's attention, they play in a style that owes far more to the ceilidh than to the concert hall. For one thing, they tend to take tunes at a brisk but moderate tempo (unlike some of their more flamboyant contemporaries who play everything at speeds no one could dance to even if they wanted to), and for another, they've got Carl Hession banging out the off-beats on his piano in a way that just begs you to spin around the floor with your fair colleen. And then there are the tunes themselves: Foxglove consists almost entirely of dance sets (there is one slow air), and the program even includes a waltz. So Moving Cloud should probably just accept its fate and let the rest of us dance gratefully. Highlights include flutist Kevin Crawford's gorgeous playing on "Mooney's Mazurka," and the perfect ensemble blend on the sprightly and lovely song air "Suil Suil a Ghra."

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/1998
Label:
Green Linnet
UPC:
0048248118620
Rank:
255827

Tracks

  1. Paddy Fahy's/Whistle and I'll Come to You/Woods of Old Limeerick
  2. Byrne's Hornpipe/The Yellow Crow/Flowers of the Red Mill
  3. Súil Súil a Ghá/Chopman/Humours of Castlecomer
  4. Mooney's Mazurka/Kinloch/Humours of Toomagh
  5. Fahy's Jig/Tap Room/The Maid Who Left the County
  6. Paddy Fahy's Reel/The Ewe Reel
  7. Old Tanglefoot/Shouthern Shore
  8. Swing Waltz
  9. Knocknagoshel/Ryan's/Come West Along the Road
  10. Kitty's Rambles/The Cook in the Kitchen/Paidin O'Rafferty
  11. Shelly River Waltz/New Year Waltz
  12. Follow Me up to Carlow/New Custom House
  13. French-Canadian Jiggin'/Old Man-Old Woman
  14. Da Slockit Light
  15. Cape Breton Dream/Champion
  16. Dan Breen's/Mick Finn's/The Heather Breeze/The Red-Haired Lass

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Moving Cloud   Primary Artist
Gerry O'Connor   Banjo
Trevor Hutchinson   Double Bass
Johnny McDonagh   Drums,Spoons
Carl Hession   Piano
Kevin Crawford   Flute,Bodhran,tin whistle
Paul Brock   Button Accordion,Melodeon
Manus McGuire   Fiddle
Garry Ó Briain   Rhythm Guitar
Maeve Donnelly   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Martin Murray   Producer,Engineer
Moving Cloud   Arranger,Producer
Earle Hitchner   Essay
Paul Brock   Arranger,Liner Notes
Manus McGuire   Arranger
D. Kingsley   Illustrations
Seamus Cullinane   Engineer
Zambrano   Composer

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