Live in Concert

Live in Concert

by Clannad
     
 
The families that make up Ireland's Clannad have been at it for over three decades. Siblings Moya (Máire) and Ciaran Brennan and their twin uncles Padraig and Noel Duggan have been the heart and soul of Clannad since the 1970s. (The latter three members have

Overview

The families that make up Ireland's Clannad have been at it for over three decades. Siblings Moya (Máire) and Ciaran Brennan and their twin uncles Padraig and Noel Duggan have been the heart and soul of Clannad since the 1970s. (The latter three members have been together since the band's inception in 1970.) During this long tenure they've recorded 16 albums, among them a previous live offering and two soundtracks. They have been celebrated and reviled for their wonderfully idiosyncratic meld of traditional Celtic music with rock, ambient, jazz, and other world styles. This live offering was compiled from various performances from the band's 1996 European tour. The music performed runs the span of the band's career, but it is in "Robin of Sherwood Medley" that Clannad's multivalent gifts are brought to bear in full. This seven-part suite was originally a soundtrack for a TV series. Both on record and in this performance it is far removed from its original context and stands beautifully on its own as elements of the mythical past and atmospheric present commingle nearly seamlessly. The musicianship -- augmented by a number of guest performers -- is crackling and soulful, and Máire Brennan's singing is utterly beguiling and thought-provoking. Fans of Clannad will be delighted by the sound quality as well as the top-notch versions of old favorites. Those who have wondered would be well served if Live in Concert were their introduction to this band and its magic-making.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2005
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923967422
catalogNumber:
9674
Rank:
87755

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clannad   Primary Artist
Brian Kennedy   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Ciaran Brennan   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Mel Collins   Flute,Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Noel Duggan   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Vinnie Kilduff   Mandolin,Human Whistle,Guest Appearance
Ian Parker   Keyboards,Guest Appearance
Ray Fean   Percussion,Drums,Guest Appearance
Padraig Duggan   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Group Member
Deidre Brennan   Background Vocals,Bodhran,Guest Appearance
Ian Melrose   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guest Appearance
Moya Brennan   Harp,Vocals,Group Member
Predraig Duggan   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Clannad   Arranger
Brian Kennedy   Duet
Ciaran Brennan   Arranger,Composer
Paul Brennan   Composer
Noel Duggan   Composer
Pat Duggan   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Moya Brennan   Composer
Carmen Cordelia   Cover Photo
William Butler Yeats   Composer

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