Up in the Air

Up in the Air

by Danú
     
 
Recorded in Liam Clancy's studio in Ring, County Waterford, Ireland, Up in the Air is as close to a Sunday night session at the local pub as you can get without actually venturing outside. The packaging promises traditional Irish music solos played by the members of Danu, when in reality each track's soloist is

Overview

Recorded in Liam Clancy's studio in Ring, County Waterford, Ireland, Up in the Air is as close to a Sunday night session at the local pub as you can get without actually venturing outside. The packaging promises traditional Irish music solos played by the members of Danu, when in reality each track's soloist is accompanied tastefully by subtle guitars, bouzoukis, and accordions. All the bandmembers get a chance to strut their stuff, and the results are effortless wonders of instrumental and vocal prowess -- the two beautiful tracks from singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh are definite highlights. Danu, like fellow natives Lunasa, are staunch purveyors of Celtic music played in an organic -- yet still contemporary enough to win over the younger crowd -- fashion. As a follow-up to the more song-based Road Less Traveled, Up in the Air is simple and celebratory, and an excellent primer for those new to the genre, while remaining a solid collection of pint-filling wonder for the already converted.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2004
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351785923
catalogNumber:
78059
Rank:
199195

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Tracks

  1. The Moving Cloud/Ril Gan Ainm
  2. Mooneys Minuet/The Graf Spay/The Long Strand
  3. The Stone in the Field/The Walls of Liscarroll
  4. Raghadsa'a Mo Cheaiti
  5. Taimse Im'chodhladh
  6. The Jiggedy Jiggedy Highland/Francie Dearg's Highland/Miss Ramsey's
  7. Slip Jig/Jig Gan Ainm
  8. The Power Out/The Dublin Reel
  9. Spike Island Lasses/Toss the Feathers
  10. Reel in D/Mary Bergins
  11. Kellys Mountain/Liam Archie Reel
  12. Molly Na Gcuach Ni Chuilleanáin
  13. King of the Fairies/The New Policeman/The Langstrom Pony
  14. Seán Ó Duibhir A' Ghleanna
  15. The Girl from the Big House/Liam O'Flynns
  16. Slip Jig/The Humours of Glendart
  17. Welcome Home Grainne
  18. Seán Sa Cheo/John Dohertys/The Highland Man Kissed His Granny

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