Saints & Scoundrels

Saints & Scoundrels

by Sharon Shannon
     
 

Multi-platinum, award-winning accordion player Sharon Shannon has never been one to confine herself solely to tradition. The Galway-born virtuoso's eponymous 1991 debut may be the best-selling album of traditional music ever released in her native Ireland, but it's her enormous adaptability to almost every other style of music that keeps seats filled across the globe.… See more details below

Overview

Multi-platinum, award-winning accordion player Sharon Shannon has never been one to confine herself solely to tradition. The Galway-born virtuoso's eponymous 1991 debut may be the best-selling album of traditional music ever released in her native Ireland, but it's her enormous adaptability to almost every other style of music that keeps seats filled across the globe. On Saints & Scoundrels, her first new collection of studio material since 2007's Renegade, Shannon and her top-notch band managed to incorporate R&B, country, and Cajun into the contemporary celtic pot, and recruited a typically eclectic cast of collaborators, including Imelda May, Cartoon Thieves, Jerry Fish, Carol Keogh, Justin Adams, and head Pogue Shane MacGowan, the latter of whom provides a spirited, if none too eloquent rendition of his own "Rake at the Gates of Hell" paired with an instrumental Shannon originally called "The Scoundrel's Halo." To top it all off, Shannon reunited with the original, 1989 version of the Waterboys (she spent over a year with the band and contributed mightily to the excellent Room to Roam album) on the delightful "Saints and Angels," a Mike Scott-penned tune originally intended for inclusion on the band's landmark 1989 record, Fisherman's Blues.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/12/2010
Label:
Compass Records
UPC:
0766397452722
catalogNumber:
4527
Rank:
189180

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sharon Shannon   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Accordion,Low Whistle
Gerry O'Connor   Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin
Richie Buckley   Saxophone
James Delaney   Organ,Piano
Shane MacGowan   Vocals
Dave Priseman   Percussion,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Anthony Thistlethwaite   Electronic Mandolin
Steve Wickham   Fiddle
Keith McDonnell   Percussion
Darrel Higham   Guitar
Justin Adams   Djembe,Shaker
John Joe Kelly   Bodhran
Dezi Donnelly   Fiddle
Jason Duffy   Drums
Tim Edey   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Guitar (Nylon String)
Mark McConville   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Imelda May   Vocals,Bodhran
Steve Rushton   Drums
Cartoon Thieves   Vocals
Carol Keogh   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jack Maher   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Gare   Bass Guitar,Double Bass
Jerry Fish   Vocals
Aongus Ralston   Bass
John Sunford   Snare Drums
Jody Cram   Drums,Background Vocals
Jack O'Grady   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Charlie Foley   Bass,Double Bass
Ulic Egan   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Sharon Shannon   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Cover Model,Whistle
James Delaney   Arranger,Composer
Shane MacGowan   Composer
John Dunford   Producer,Engineer
Wickham   Composer
Keith McDonnell   Producer,Engineer
Nick Watson   Mastering
Mark Frith   Engineer
Jason Duffy   Arranger
Con Kelleher   Cover Photo
Ralston   Arranger
Tim Edey   Arranger,Composer
Imelda May   Composer
Jack Maher   Arranger
Jack O'Grady   Cover Model
Christof Van Der Ven   Cover Model
Niall Teague   Cover Model
Leon O'Neill   Engineer
Kelvin Busher   Cover Model,Layout
Tom O'Connor   Cover Model

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