The Roots of Riverdance

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All Music Guide - Bret Love
The increased popularity of Celtic music in the late '90s/early '00s gives purists cause for concern, which is why some Irish music lovers may have divided feelings on this lively CD from Bill Whelan, who composed the music for Riverdance. It's not that the songs aren't impressive or dynamic in scope -- the better songs here rank among the best modern Celtic compositions to date -- but several songs find Ireland's grand musical traditions being watered down for easier consumption. The more minimalist songs work best, and when talents like uilleann pipe master Davy Spillane, bouzouki virtuoso Andy Irvine, and fiddler Eileen Ivers start interweaving melodies, the effects can be...
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All Music Guide - Bret Love
The increased popularity of Celtic music in the late '90s/early '00s gives purists cause for concern, which is why some Irish music lovers may have divided feelings on this lively CD from Bill Whelan, who composed the music for Riverdance. It's not that the songs aren't impressive or dynamic in scope -- the better songs here rank among the best modern Celtic compositions to date -- but several songs find Ireland's grand musical traditions being watered down for easier consumption. The more minimalist songs work best, and when talents like uilleann pipe master Davy Spillane, bouzouki virtuoso Andy Irvine, and fiddler Eileen Ivers start interweaving melodies, the effects can be chilling. But it's also hard to deny the bombastic effectiveness of a song like "The Countess Cathleen." When traditional musicians, full orchestra, and Riverdancers start turning up the heat, even purists will find it impossible to keep their feet from tapping.
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  • Release Date: 9/23/1997
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 601215310641
  • Catalog Number: 53106

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Whelan Primary Artist, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards
Andy Irvine Bouzouki, Mandolin
Dónal Lunny Bouzouki, Guitar, Bodhran
Eileen Ivers Fiddle
Máire Breatnach Fiddle
Ronan Browne uillean pipes
Nando Casal Bagpipes, Whistle (Instrument)
Nollaig Casey Fiddle
Robbie Casserly Percussion
John Drummond Bass Guitar
Noel Eccles Percussion
Xose V. Ferreiros Whistle (Instrument)
Tom Hayes Percussion, Bodhran, Clay Drums
Declan Masterson Bouzouki, Whistle (Instrument), uillean pipes
Paul McAteer Drums
Mel Mercier Bodhran
Tony Molloy Bass
Paul Moran Percussion
Máirtín O'Connor Accordion
Liam O'Flynn uillean pipes
Eoghan O'Neill Bass Guitar
Nikola Parov kaval, Gadulka, Gaita
Rodrigo Romaní Harp
Davy Spillane Whistle (Instrument), uillean pipes
Eleanor McEvoy Vocals
Cormac Breatnach Whistle (Instrument)
Katie McMahon Vocals
Niall O'Callanain Bouzouki
David Downes Choir Master
Aine Ui Cheallaigh Vocals
Des Moore Acoustic Guitar
Anthony Drennan Guitar
Alan Smale Leader
Paul Flynn Vocals
Desi Reynolds Percussion, Tom-Tom
Kenneth Edge Soprano Saxophone
Mairead Nesbitt Fiddle
Audrey Collins Leader
John McNamara Vocals
Iarlaith Carter Vocals
Cathal Clinch Vocals
Ewan Cowley Vocals
Noel Cowley Vocals
Timedance String Ensemble Strings
Jimmy Higgins Percussion, Bodhran
Proinnsias Ó Duinn Conductor
Technical Credits
Dónal Lunny Arranger, Producer
Andrew Boland Engineer
Bill Whelan Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration
Anúna Contributor
Philip Begley Engineer
RTÉ Concert Orchestra Contributor
The Irish Film Orchestra Contributor
Riverdance Orchestra Contributor
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