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Out the Gap [Bonus Track]

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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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/15/2005
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397439822
  • Catalog Number: 974398
  • Sales rank: 223,325

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sparky (3:45)
  2. 2 The Big Mistake (2:57)
  3. 3 Sandy River Belle (2:09)
  4. 4 The Mighty Sparrow (3:51)
  5. 5 Butterflies (3:21)
  6. 6 Thunderhead (2:55)
  7. 7 Bungee Jumpers (4:12)
  8. 8 Out the Gap (4:21)
  9. 9 Maguire and Paterson (2:46)
  10. 10 Reel Beatrice (2:39)
  11. 11 The Duke of York's Troope (2:57)
  12. 12 Björn Again Polka (3:21)
  13. 13 The Mighty Sparrow (5:04)
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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, 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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