Flirting with the Edge

Flirting with the Edge

by John Whelan


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Flirting with the Edge

Flirting with the Edge continues John Whelan's pattern of releasing records that push the boundaries of traditional Celtic music. Like Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance (whom Whelan has worked with), Whelan brings Irish music to mainstream America, but the accordionist doesn't dress it up in as much glitz as his former partner, preferring to keep his instrumentation simple, direct and as close to traditional Celtic music as possible. It's in his style, his technique, and collaborations with guest artists like Bernadette Peters, Connie Dover, Samite and Oscar Lopez that he breaks down the boundaries, illustrating what a versatile form Celtic can be, not to mention the potential of the accordion.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/1998
Label: Narada
UPC: 0724384544423
catalogNumber: 45444

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Whelan   Primary Artist,Accordion
Seamus Egan   Flute,tin whistle
Pat Kilbride   Guitar,Cittern
Connie Dover   Vocals
Samite   Vocals,Kalimba
Bernadette Peters   Vocals
Robin Bullock   Guitar,Mandolin,Cittern
Gary Burke   Drums
Kinny Landrum   Synthesizer
Dennis McDermott   Drums
Jerry O'Sullivan   uillean pipes
Mary Wooten   Cello
John Skelton   Flute,Whistle (Instrument),Bombard
Oscar Lopez   Guitar
Todd Reynolds   Violin
Liz Knowles   Fiddle,Violin,Viola
Randy Crafton   Percussion
Tom Wetmore   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Ron Lawrence   Viola

Technical Credits

Seamus Egan   Contributor
Pat Kilbride   Contributor
Chris Andersen   Engineer
Rob Eaton   Engineer
Kinny Landrum   String Arrangements
Jerry O'Sullivan   Contributor
John Whelan   Arranger,Producer
Michael Sullivan   Executive Producer

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