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Out the Gap
     

Out the Gap

by Sharon Shannon
 

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Although Irish/Celtic jigs and reels are Sharon Shannon's musical foundation, it would be wrong to call her a purist. The risk-taking accordion player and instrumentalist is far from that -- her approach is quite expansive, and on Out the Gap she demonstrates that Irish/Celtic music can be fused with everything from calypso to French-Canadian Quebecois music to

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Although Irish/Celtic jigs and reels are Sharon Shannon's musical foundation, it would be wrong to call her a purist. The risk-taking accordion player and instrumentalist is far from that -- her approach is quite expansive, and on Out the Gap she demonstrates that Irish/Celtic music can be fused with everything from calypso to French-Canadian Quebecois music to Scandinavian folk. In fact, many of the songs that Shannon interprets on this CD didn't come out of Ireland or Scotland. While "Butterflies" is a traditional Finnish folk song and "Reel Beatrice" is a French-Canadian Quebecois tune, "Sandy River Belle" is a number that experts on American folk will recognize. "Bjorn Again Polka" successfully incorporates polka, and "The Mighty Sparrow" (named after the famous calypso singer) has a strong Caribbean influence. For those seeking something fresh and adventurous from Celtic music, Out the Gap would be an excellent choice.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/21/1995
Label:
Green Linnet
UPC:
0048248309929
catalogNumber:
3099

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Performance Credits

Sharon Shannon   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Accordion
Paul Kelly   Fiddle,Mandolin
Noel Bridgeman   Drums
Richie Buckley   Saxophone,Synthesizer Saxophone
Steve Gregory   Saxophone
Henry Holder   Keyboards
Trevor Hutchinson   Double Bass
Gerry O'Beirne   Guitar
John O'Kane   Cello
J. Neil Sidwell   Trombone
Mary Shannon   Banjo
Mary Custy   Fiddle
Brian Connor   Organ,Piano
Mairead Nesbitt   Violin
Paul Blake   Drums

Technical Credits

Paul Kelly   Arranger
Dennis Bovell   Producer
Sharon Shannon   Arranger,Composer
Noel Bridgeman   Composer
Richie Buckley   Composer
Trevor Hutchinson   Composer
Tim Martin   Engineer
John Dunford   Producer,Remixing
Ciaran Byrne   Engineer,Remixing
Mary Custy   Composer
Brian Connor   Composer

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