Legends of Ireland [Rhino]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Legends of Ireland traces the evolution of contemporary Irish and Celtic music through the course of 18 tracks. Beginning in the early '60s with the Clancy Brothers' "Holy Ground," the disc runs through a number of folk songs before moving into the modern era with Christy Moore's "Ride On" and the Pogues' "A Pair of Brown Eyes." Granted, those have more in common with the folk roots of Celtic than the ethereal, atmospheric work of Clannad, Eleanor McEvoy, Altan and Solas, who dominate the last third of this record. By juxtaposing those two periods, the disc does a good job of tracing the evolution of contmeporary Celtic music and its rise in popularity. There ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Legends of Ireland traces the evolution of contemporary Irish and Celtic music through the course of 18 tracks. Beginning in the early '60s with the Clancy Brothers' "Holy Ground," the disc runs through a number of folk songs before moving into the modern era with Christy Moore's "Ride On" and the Pogues' "A Pair of Brown Eyes." Granted, those have more in common with the folk roots of Celtic than the ethereal, atmospheric work of Clannad, Eleanor McEvoy, Altan and Solas, who dominate the last third of this record. By juxtaposing those two periods, the disc does a good job of tracing the evolution of contmeporary Celtic music and its rise in popularity. There are some major groups, including the Chieftains, missing from this collection, but in general, it offers a nice one-stop introduction to the genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/3/1998
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227520229
  • Catalog Number: 75202

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Altan Track Performer
The Bothy Band Track Performer
The Clancy Brothers Track Performer
Clannad Track Performer
Jackie Daly Accordion
Seamus Egan Banjo, Flute, uillean pipes
Andy Irvine Harmonica, Mandolin, Track Performer
Dolores Keane Vocals, Track Performer
Dónal Lunny Synthesizer, Bouzouki
Matt Molloy Flute
Mick Moloney Guitar, Vocals
Christy Moore Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Planxty Track Performer
Luka Bloom Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Paul Brady Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
The Pogues Track Performer
Adrienne Johnston Vocals
The Johnstons Track Performer
Liam Clancy Guitar, Vocals
De Danann Track Performer
Seán Keane Fiddle
Tommy Makem Banjo, Vocals
Frankie Kennedy Flute, Vocals
Tommy Peoples Fiddle
Tom Clancy Vocals
The Dubliners Track Performer
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill Vocals
Paddy Keenan uillean pipes
Daíthí Sproule Guitar, Vocals
Eileen Ivers Fiddle
John Anthony Percussion
Frank Boylan Bass
Ciaran Brennan Bass, Vocals
Paul Brennan Guitar, Vocals
Karan Casey Vocals
Philip Chevron Guitar, Vocals
Mel Collins Saxophone
Steve Cooney Fretless Bass Guitar
Danny Cummings Percussion
Ciarán Curran Bouzouki, Guitar
Dick Cuthell Horn
James Delaney Keyboards
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Guitar
John Doyle Acoustic Guitar
Anton Drennan Electric Guitar
Noel Duggan Guitar, Vocals
Noel Eccles Percussion, Drums
Martin Fay Fiddle
James Fearnley Piano, Accordion
Jem Finer Banjo
Alec Finn Bouzouki, Guitar
Tom Hayes Percussion
Luci Johnston Vocals
Mark Kelly Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Langhorne Guitar
Shane MacGowan Guitar, Vocals
Paddy Moloney uillean pipes
David Mansfield Mandolin
Johnny McDonagh Bodhran
Peadar Mercier Bodhran
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh Fiddle, Vocals
Paul Moran Drums
Johnny Moynihan Bouzouki, Vocals
William Murray Drums
Steve Nye Keyboards
Maura O'Connell Vocals
Máirtín O'Connor Accordion
Liam O'Flynn uillean pipes
Liam Ó Maonlaí Bodhran
Seán Ó Riada Harpsichord, Track Performer
Cait O'Riordan Bass, Vocals
Sean Potts Human Whistle
Andrew Ranken Drums, Vocals
Darryl Runswick Bass
Clodagh Simonds Harpsichord, Mellotron
Declan Sinnott Guitar, Vocals
Ciarán Tourish Fiddle, Vocals
Michael Tubridy Flute
Terry Woods 12-string Guitar
Eleanor McEvoy Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Henry Benagh Fiddle
Winifred Horan Fiddle
Phil Cunningham Keyboards
Mellow Candle Track Performer
Solas Track Performer
Spide Stacey Vocals, tin whistle
John Williams [accordion] Accordion
Sweeney's Men Track Performer
David Williams Guitar
Anna Ní Mhaonaigh Vocals
Bill Shanley Electric Guitar
Barney McKenna Tenor Banjo
Ciarán Bourke Vocals, tin whistle
Ronnie Drew Guitar, Vocals
Alison Williams Vocals
John Kelly Fiddle
Robert Morgan Bass
Seán Ó'Sé Vocals
Agus Ceolt Neill Track Performer
Peter Hickey Cello
Conor Byrne Flute
Moya Brennan Vocals
Technical Credits
Altan Arranger, Producer
Andy Irvine Arranger, Composer
Dolores Keane Arranger
Dónal Lunny Producer
Elvis Costello Producer
Phil Coulter Producer
De Danann Producer
Frankie Gavin Contributor
Tom Clancy Arranger
The Dubliners Arranger
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Bob Fisher Remastering
Nathan Joseph Producer
Bill Leader Producer
Brian Masterson Producer
Johnny Moynihan Arranger, Composer
Ted Myers Producer
Steve Nye Producer
Seán Ó Riada Arranger, Director
Gary Peterson Discographical Annotation
Nicky Ryan Producer
Terry Woods Arranger, Composer
Phil Cunningham Arranger, Producer
William Jerome Composer
Jean Schwartz Composer
Robert Morgan Producer
John O'Regan Producer
Pat Moran Producer
Jeff Wood Producer
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