Luna Park

Luna Park

by Kila


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Luna Park

After a brief diversion with their stage soundtrack recording Monkey!, Kila returns to task with another clinic in rhythmic, melodic, original music performed on Irish instruments. Kila excels in heavily layering their instruments with varying dynamics, slowly building to crescendos of orgasmic proportions and tapering off to a gentle conclusion, techniques best exemplified on "Glanfaidh Me" and "Baroki." The surprise track on Luna Park is "Béilín Méala," a beautiful, haunting piece with an underlying 1950s doo wop vibe. Sung in Gaelic and featuring low whistles, fiddle, double bass, and electric guitar, this song alone is worth the price of the album. Yes, it's out of character for this band, but its simplistic allure is intoxicating. Also veering from their expected instrumental and vocal tendencies is the gentle a cappella piece "Maith Dhom." But given Kila's full range of emotions and dynamics, this track serves as a reminder of the band's scope. In the realm of contemporary Irish music, Luna Park is a sheer masterpiece.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/2003
Label: World Village Usa
UPC: 0713746802523
catalogNumber: 468025

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kila   Primary Artist
Shay Fitzgerald   Acoustic Guitar,Chimes,Lap Steel Guitar,Low Whistle,Vocal Harmony
Paul Hughes   Strings,Group Member
Lance Hogan   Bass,Dumbek,Guitar,Percussion,Cymbals,Drums,Bass Drums,Marimbas,Tambourine,Triangle,Vocals,Background Vocals,Djembe,Shaker,finger cymbals,Group Member
Hugh O'Neill   Trumpet
Rónán Ó Snodaigh   Guitar,Bongos,Conga,Cymbals,Marimbas,Triangle,Vocals,Background Vocals,Djembe,Bodhran,Tongue Drum,Hi Hat,Turkish Drum,Group Member
Peter Browne   Button Accordion
Dee Armstrong   Fiddle,Piano,Violin,Accordion,Viola,Steel Drums,Hammered Dulcimer,Bodhran,Group Member
Eoin Dillon   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Pipe,Vocals,Background Vocals,Melodica,Shaker,uillean pipes,tin whistle,Low Whistle,Group Member
Colm Ó Snodaigh   Clarinet,Flute,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Glockenspiel,Electric Guitar,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals,Human Whistle,Djembe,Shaker,tin whistle,screams,Vocal Harmony,Bass Harmonica,Group Member
Rossa Ó Snodaigh   Bouzouki,Clarinet,Dumbek,Mandolin,Percussion,Trombone,Trumpet,Bongos,Conga,Cymbals,Lute,Vocals,Xylophone,Saw,Darbouka,Vibraslap,Sarangui,Snare Drums,Djembe,Bodhran,tin whistle,Banjolin,Foot Stomping,Low Whistle,Bamboo Saxophone,Ban Dhor,Group Member
Gillian Armstrong   Harpsichord
Hugh O'Neil   Trumpet
Brian Hogan   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Drums,Horn,Tabla,Vocals,Background Vocals,Double Bass,Lap Steel Guitar,Group Member
Lindsey Armstrong   Oboe
Gemma Hayes   Background Vocals
Luis Jose Rodriguez   Vocals
Trini Armstrong   Piano,Piano (Grand)
Orla Ní Chatháin   Strings,Group Member
Aoife Ní Dhornáin   Strings,String Quartet,Group Member
Ni Chatháin   Strings,String Quartet,Group Member
Ceathar   String Quartet
Ceathrar   String Quartet
Co. Chiarrai   uillean pipes
Colm   Clarinet,Flute,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Glockenspiel,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals,Human Whistle,Shaker,screams,Music Box,Vocal Harmony,Bass Harmonica
Dee   Fiddle,Piano,Violin,Accordion,Viola,Hammered Dulcimer,Piano (Grand)
Diangean   uillean pipes
Eoin   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Pipe,Background Vocals,Melodica,uillean pipes,tin whistle,Low Whistle
Inny   Alto Saxophone
Ceardlann Na Coile   uillean pipes
Cillian Ó Briain   uillean pipes
Ronán   Bongos,Conga,Maracas,Marimbas,Triangle,Vocals,Bells,Djembe,Bodhran,Shaker,Tongue Drum,Turkish Drum
Tony Thompson   Bass Guitar
Alex McMahon   Bass Clarinet

Technical Credits

Pete Dolan   Management
Shay Fitzgerald   Engineer
Lance Hogan   Producer,Engineer
Rónán Ó Snodaigh   Composer,Contributor
Dee Armstrong   Composer,String Arrangements,Cover Design,Cover Art
Eoin Dillon   Composer,Contributor
Colm Ó Snodaigh   Composer,Contributor
Rossa Ó Snodaigh   Composer,Director,Drum Effects
Colin Block   String Arrangements
Brian Hogan   Contributor
Annie Havard   Administration
Colm   Contributor
Dee   Contributor,String Arrangements
Eoin   Contributor
Ronán   Contributor

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