Idir an Dá Sholas (Between the Two Lights)

Idir an Dá Sholas (Between the Two Lights)

by Maighread Ní Dhomnaill
     
 

Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill was a charter member of the Bothy Band in the 1970s and later played for Touchstone and Nightnoise. Her sister Maighread sings with Dónal Lunny's band Coolfin, and Lunny contributes guitar, bouzouki, arrangements, and production on…  See more details below

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Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill was a charter member of the Bothy Band in the 1970s and later played for Touchstone and Nightnoise. Her sister Maighread sings with Dónal Lunny's band Coolfin, and Lunny contributes guitar, bouzouki, arrangements, and production on this album of traditional Irish songs. The result of this three-way collaboration is striking, if not surprising, in its loveliness; the songs are mostly of the sweetly despairing type so familiar to lovers of Irish music: "Liostáil Mé le Sáirsint" is the lament of a young conscriptee who, despite the luxuries of his new life overseas, yearns for the Old Sod; "Spanish Lady," with its mysterious numerical chorus, is a reflection on the treachery of fortune and the perfidy of womankind; "Foireann an Bháid" is one more in a long line of laments for young fishermen lost at sea. On the brighter side are a whimsical ode to an especially yummy variety of whitefish and "The Banks of Claudy," in which a young swain returns from the war in disguise to test the fidelity of his lover; she passes the test and they live, presumably, happily ever after. Or not -- there's probably a sadder song out there about whatever became of them afterward. The arrangements of these songs are modern, but tastefully so, and the Ní Dhomhnaill sisters' voices are consistently beautiful whether solo or blended. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2000
Label:
Green Linnet
UPC:
0048248313629
catalogNumber:
483136

Tracks

  1. Spanish Lady  - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
  2. Liostail Mé le Sáirsint  - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
  3. Dónall Óg  - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
  4. The Banks Of Claudy  - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
  5. Bruach Na Carraige Báine  - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
  6. Nil Se Ina La  - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
  7. Méilte Cheann Dubhrann  - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
  8. Ar A Ghabhail Chun An Chuain Dom  - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
  9. Foireann an Bháid  - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
  10. Faoitin  - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
  11. Pill, Pill, A Ruin  - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
  12. Tidy Ann  - Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maighread Ní Dhomnaill   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dónal Lunny   Synthesizer,Bouzouki,Guitar,Keyboards,Koto,Bodhran,Electric Bouzouki
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill   Keyboards,Vocals
Sharon Shannon   Accordion
Máire Breatnach   Fiddle,Viola
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill   Guitar
John McSherry   Pipe,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument)
Lloyd Byrne   Percussion
Laoise Kelly   Harp
Roise Goan   Choir, Chorus
Liz Kane   Fiddle
Yvonne Kane   Fiddle
Caoimhe NiChomhrai   Choir, Chorus
Caitriona NiChonaonaigh   Choir, Chorus
Roundstone Boyz   Percussion

Technical Credits

Dónal Lunny   Arranger,Producer
Maighread Ní Dhomnaill   Arranger
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill   Arranger
Philip Begley   Engineer
Cathal Goan   translation
Trish Murphy   Publicity
Moya Cannon   English Translations

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