Bringing It All Back Home, Vol. 1 [Valley]

Bringing It All Back Home, Vol. 1 [Valley]


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Bringing It All Back Home, Vol. 1 [Valley]

Bringing It All Back Home, Vol. 1 is the first of three volumes of Irish and Irish-related music "produced in conjunction with a BBC television documentary of the same name, " as the sleeve note puts it, but not billed as a soundtrack. "The Influence of Irish Music, " reads an album cover subtitle, and that provides a key to the contents, which combine traditional and original Irish music played by Irish artists such as Hothouse Flowers, De Danann, and the Clancy Brothers with songs in the Irish tradition but sometimes performed by international artists, such as Richard Thompson ("The Dimming of the Day") and the Everly Brothers ("Rose Connolly"). The music is newly recorded for the most part, and the mixture gives a broad sense of the range of Irish music and its descendants. The dark side of the spread of the music, however, is the diaspora that helped bring it about, a subject touched upon in the song lyrics, especially Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane, and Robbie O'Connell's performance of Peter Jones' "Kilkelly," an epistolary tale of emigration that virtually anyone of Irish descent won't be able to listen to without crying. Part of the attraction of Irish music, of course, is its appeal to the emotions, and that characteristic is present here in abundance.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/1998
Label: Valley
UPC: 0618321501122
catalogNumber: 15011

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clancy Brothers   Track Performer
Dolores Keane   Vocals,Track Performer
Dónal Lunny   Bouzouki,Bodhran
Emmylou Harris   Vocals,Track Performer
Michael O'Suilleabhain   Piano,Track Performer
Mary Black   Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Brady   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Everly Brothers   Track Performer
Hothouse Flowers   Track Performer
Richard Thompson   Track Performer
Danann   Track Performer
Frankie Gavin   Fiddle
Voice Squad   Track Performer
Sharon Shannon   Accordion,Track Performer
Ronan Browne   uillean pipes
Nollaig Casey   Fiddle
Pat Crowley   Accordion
James Delaney   Keyboards
Anto Drennan   Electric Guitar
Noel Eccles   Percussion
Alec Finn   Bouzouki
Tom Hayes   Bodhran
Tony Molloy   Bass
Paul Moran   Percussion
Colm Murphy   Bodhran
Mark O'Connor   Fiddle
Maura O'Connell   Track Performer
Robbie O'Connell   Track Performer
Liam O'Flynn   uillean pipes
Declan Sinnott   Guitar
Davy Spillane   uillean pipes
Irish Chamber Orchestra   Track Performer
Mick Maloney   Track Performer
Roy Huskey   Bass
Mary Custy   Fiddle,Track Performer
Jimmy Keane   Track Performer
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
A.N.   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Dónal Lunny   Producer
Michael O'Suilleabhain   Arranger
Hothouse Flowers   Arranger
Voice Squad   Arranger
Sharon Shannon   Arranger
Andrew Boland   Engineer
Bob Wynne   Art Direction
Mary Custy   Arranger
Nuala O'Connor   Liner Notes
A.N.   Contributor
Danann   Arranger
Lee Valley String Band   Arranger
Eoghan O'Neill   Arranger
Donny Lunal   Producer
Bruce Talbot   Executive Producer

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