Island Angel

Island Angel

by Altan
     
 
The follow-up to 1992's brilliant Harvest Storm was this almost equally powerful album, similar to its predecessor in configuration and artistry, but lacking some of the moments of simple magic that animated that previous effort. The band opens with an exhilarating set of reels consisting of the ever-popular "Tommy Peoples," "The Windmill" (an original

Overview

The follow-up to 1992's brilliant Harvest Storm was this almost equally powerful album, similar to its predecessor in configuration and artistry, but lacking some of the moments of simple magic that animated that previous effort. The band opens with an exhilarating set of reels consisting of the ever-popular "Tommy Peoples," "The Windmill" (an original composition of Altan fiddler Ciaran Tourish), and "Fintan McManus's." This leads into the romantic lament "Brid Og Ni Mhaille," beautifully sung, as always, by fiddler Maighread Ní Mhaonaigh, then into a set of highlands and more reels. The program proceeds similarly throughout, lively instrumental sets alternating with lushly beautiful songs of heartbreak and loss. Highlights include the slightly eerie children's song "Dulaman," a sweet and gentle rendition of the classic "The Jug of Punch," and a nice arrangement of one of fiddler John Doherty's mazurkas. If you already own Harvest Storm and Red Crow, then this would be an excellent next purchase.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/1993
Label:
Green Linnet
UPC:
0048248113724
catalogNumber:
481137
Rank:
92193

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Altan   Primary Artist
Dónal Lunny   Bouzouki,Keyboards,Bodhran
Frankie Kennedy   Flute,Background Vocals,Whistle (Instrument),Low Whistle
Daíthí Sproule   Guitar,Background Vocals
Steve Cooney   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Ciarán Curran   Bouzouki
Tom Hayes   Percussion
Mark Kelly   Guitar,Background Vocals
Niall Martin   Cello
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh   Fiddle,Vocals
Ciarán Tourish   Fiddle,Background Vocals,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument)
Anna Ni Mhanaigh   Background Vocals
Neil Martin   Cello
Anna Ní Mhaonaigh   Background Vocals
Dermot Byrne   Accordion

Technical Credits

Altan   Producer
Frankie Kennedy   Composer
Brian Masterson   Producer,Engineer
Fintan McManus   Composer
Ciarán Tourish   Composer
Scott Skinner   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Finbarr Dwyer   Composer

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