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When All Is Said and Done

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Danu's sixth release finds the group going back to the more song-oriented format of 2003's Road Less Traveled. The talented Irish septet are masters of rustic playing and storytelling, relying on simple, immaculate arrangements and the rich alto of vocalist Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh to produce their own playful style of Celtic music that lacks even the slightest hint of pretension. Fiery instrumentals like "Around the House," "Coachman's Whip," and "Pots and Kettles O" showcase the group's exceptional playing while wistful ballads such as "Cailín Deas Crúite Na Mbó" and "Farewell, Angelina" allow Nic Amhlaoibh to flex her vocals, bringing to mind a less affected ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Danu's sixth release finds the group going back to the more song-oriented format of 2003's Road Less Traveled. The talented Irish septet are masters of rustic playing and storytelling, relying on simple, immaculate arrangements and the rich alto of vocalist Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh to produce their own playful style of Celtic music that lacks even the slightest hint of pretension. Fiery instrumentals like "Around the House," "Coachman's Whip," and "Pots and Kettles O" showcase the group's exceptional playing while wistful ballads such as "Cailín Deas Crúite Na Mbó" and "Farewell, Angelina" allow Nic Amhlaoibh to flex her vocals, bringing to mind a less affected Máire Brennan or early June Tabor. There's not a bad apple to be found, and while the band breaks little new ground, they do the traditional aspects of the genre proud. When All Is Said and Done is another worthy addition to the Danu canon, and one that bears repeated listens around the fire on cold winter days.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351786128
  • Catalog Number: 78061
  • Sales rank: 102,780

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Danú Primary Artist
Gerry O'Connor Banjo
Donnchadha Gough Bodhran, uillean pipes
Thomas Doorley Flute, Background Vocals
Donal Clancy Guitar, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh Flute, Vocals, Human Whistle, Amhranai
Éamon Doorley Bouzouki, Fiddle
Oisín McAuley Fiddle, Background Vocals
Julie Fowlis Background Vocals
Benny McCarthy Accordion
Technical Credits
Paul Brady Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Gerry O'Connor Arranger
Ivan O'Shea Engineer
Thomas Doorley Whistle
Dan R. MacDonald Composer
Danú Arranger, Producer, Audio Production, Sleeve Notes
Traditional Composer
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh Whistle
Stefano Soffia Engineer
Áine Moynihan translation
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