Out the Gap [Bonus Track]

Out the Gap [Bonus Track]

by Sharon Shannon
     
 

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… See more details below

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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 of American folk will recognize. "Björn 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

Product Details

Release Date:
03/15/2005
Label:
Compass Records
UPC:
0766397439822
catalogNumber:
974398
Rank:
196374

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sharon Shannon   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Accordion,Vocals
Paul Kelly   Fiddle
Máire Breatnach   Fiddle,Viola
Noel Bridgeman   Drums
Richie Buckley   Saxophone,Soloist,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
Donogh Hennessy   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Henderson Kelly   Fiddle,Mandolin
Paul Blake   Drums
Neil Sidwell   Trombone
Everole "Fori" Forrest   Percussion
Simon Gardiner   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Liz Carroll   Composer
Alasdair Fraser   Composer
Dennis Bovell   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Dub Mixing
Sharon Shannon   Arranger,Composer
Máire Breatnach   String Arrangements
Noel Bridgeman   Arranger,Composer
Richie Buckley   Arranger,Composer
Henry Holder   Engineer
Trevor Hutchinson   Arranger,Composer
Tim Martin   Engineer
John Dunford   Producer,Remixing
Ciaran Byrne   Engineer,Remixing
Mary Custy   Arranger,Composer
Brian Connor   Arranger,Composer
Donogh Hennessy   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Robbie Overson   Composer
Paul Henderson Kelly   Arranger
Paul Blake   Engineer

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