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Luna Park

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All Music Guide - Dave Sleger
After a brief diversion with their stage soundtrack recording Monkey!, Kila returns to task with another clinic in rhythmic, melodic, original music performed on Irish instruments. Kila excels in heavily layering their instruments with varying dynamics, slowly building to crescendos of orgasmic proportions and tapering off to a gentle conclusion, techniques best exemplified on "Glanfaidh Me" and "Baroki." The surprise track on Luna Park is "Béilín Méala," a beautiful, haunting piece with an underlying 1950s doo wop vibe. Sung in Gaelic and featuring low whistles, fiddle, double bass, and electric guitar, this song alone is worth the price of the album. Yes, it's out of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Sleger
After a brief diversion with their stage soundtrack recording Monkey!, Kila returns to task with another clinic in rhythmic, melodic, original music performed on Irish instruments. Kila excels in heavily layering their instruments with varying dynamics, slowly building to crescendos of orgasmic proportions and tapering off to a gentle conclusion, techniques best exemplified on "Glanfaidh Me" and "Baroki." The surprise track on Luna Park is "Béilín Méala," a beautiful, haunting piece with an underlying 1950s doo wop vibe. Sung in Gaelic and featuring low whistles, fiddle, double bass, and electric guitar, this song alone is worth the price of the album. Yes, it's out of character for this band, but its simplistic allure is intoxicating. Also veering from their expected instrumental and vocal tendencies is the gentle a cappella piece "Maith Dhom." But given Kila's full range of emotions and dynamics, this track serves as a reminder of the band's scope. In the realm of contemporary Irish music, Luna Park is a sheer masterpiece.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2000
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5391502370117
  • Catalog Number: 782700
  • Sales rank: 137,234

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kila Primary Artist
Shay Fitzgerald Acoustic Guitar, Chimes, Lap Steel Guitar, Low Whistle, Vocal Harmony
Paul Hughes Strings, Group Member
Lance Hogan Bass, Dumbek, Guitar, Percussion, Cymbals, Drums, Bass Drums, Marimbas, Tambourine, Triangle, Vocals, Background Vocals, Djembe, Shaker, finger cymbals, Group Member
Hugh O'Neill Trumpet
Rónán Ó Snodaigh Guitar, Bongos, Conga, Cymbals, Marimbas, Triangle, Vocals, Background Vocals, Djembe, Bodhran, Tongue Drum, Hi Hat, Turkish Drum, Group Member
Peter Browne Button Accordion
Dee Armstrong Fiddle, Piano, Violin, Accordion, Viola, Steel Drums, Hammered Dulcimer, Bodhran, Group Member
Eoin Dillon Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Pipe, Vocals, Background Vocals, Melodica, Shaker, uillean pipes, tin whistle, Low Whistle, Group Member
Colm Ó Snodaigh Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Glockenspiel, Electric Guitar, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, Human Whistle, Djembe, Shaker, tin whistle, screams, Vocal Harmony, Bass Harmonica, Group Member
Rossa Ó Snodaigh Bouzouki, Clarinet, Dumbek, Mandolin, Percussion, Trombone, Trumpet, Bongos, Conga, Cymbals, Lute, Vocals, Xylophone, Saw, Darbouka, Vibraslap, Sarangui, Snare Drums, Djembe, Bodhran, tin whistle, Banjolin, Foot Stomping, Low Whistle, Bamboo Saxophone, Ban Dhor, Group Member
Gillian Armstrong Harpsichord
Hugh O'Neil Trumpet
Brian Hogan Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Drums, Horn, Tabla, Vocals, Background Vocals, Double Bass, Lap Steel Guitar, Group Member
Lindsey Armstrong Oboe
Gemma Hayes Background Vocals
Luis Jose Rodriguez Vocals
Trini Armstrong Piano, Piano (Grand)
Orla Ní Chatháin Strings, Group Member
Aoife Ní Dhornáin Strings, String Quartet, Group Member
Úna Ni Chatháin Strings, String Quartet, Group Member
Ceathar String Quartet
Ceathrar String Quartet
Co. Chiarrai uillean pipes
Colm Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Glockenspiel, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, Human Whistle, Shaker, screams, Music Box, Vocal Harmony, Bass Harmonica
Dee Fiddle, Piano, Violin, Accordion, Viola, Hammered Dulcimer, Piano (Grand)
An Diangean uillean pipes
Eoin Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Pipe, Background Vocals, Melodica, uillean pipes, tin whistle, Low Whistle
Inny Alto Saxophone
Ceardlann Na Coile uillean pipes
Cillian Ó Briain uillean pipes
Ronán Bongos, Conga, Maracas, Marimbas, Triangle, Vocals, Bells, Djembe, Bodhran, Shaker, Tongue Drum, Turkish Drum
Tony Thompson Bass Guitar
Alex McMahon Bass Clarinet
Technical Credits
Pete Dolan Management
Shay Fitzgerald Engineer
Lance Hogan Producer, Engineer
Rónán Ó Snodaigh Composer, Contributor
Dee Armstrong Composer, String Arrangements, Cover Design, Cover Art
Eoin Dillon Composer, Contributor
Colm Ó Snodaigh Composer, Contributor
Rossa Ó Snodaigh Composer, Director, Drum Effects
Colin Block String Arrangements
Brian Hogan Contributor
Clúdach Agus Dearadh Mastering
Annie Havard Administration
Colm Contributor
Dee Contributor, String Arrangements
Eoin Contributor
Ronán Contributor
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