Silvery Moon

Silvery Moon

by Aiofe Clancy



Most performers get their start listening to records and catching bands at the local bar or stadium. Others, like the sons and daughters of performers, come by their musical heritage more naturally. One can't be terribly surprised when Aoife Clancy, the daughter of Bobby Clancy, joins Cherish the Ladies or releases a Celtic-influenced album like Silvery Moon. The album has a nice, crisp production, with acoustic guitars and pianos backing fiddles, mandolins, and Clancy's dynamic voice. The sound is carefully mixed, allowing the instruments to intermingle while still retaining the "plink" of each piano key on "Silvery Moon" and the deep bass of the cello on "Banks of the Sweet Primroses." Likewise, Clancy's vocals are always out front. There's a lovely a cappella take on "Across the Blue Mountains," with Julee Glaub and Aoife O'Donovan joining Clancy. The trio's version is one of those rare occasions when a timeworn piece receives a fresh treatment, leading the listener to hear the song with new ears. The last song is a surprise, with Bobby Clancy joining his daughter for "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine." This nod to the past on an album that mixes both tradition and contemporary sources ends Silvery Moon on the right note.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2002
Label: Appleseed Records
UPC: 0611587106520
catalogNumber: 1065

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aoife Clancy   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
James Blennerhassett   Vocals,Upright Bass
Liam Bradley   Percussion,Vocals
Myron Bretholz   Percussion
Bobby Clancy   Vocals
Gould   Fiddle
Ted Ponsonby   Dobro,Guitar,Vocals
Jacqueline Schwab   Piano
Mark Simos   Guitar
Larry Nugent   Flute
Eddie Lynch   Piano
Donal Clancy   Guitar
Rushad Eggleston   Cello
Aoife O'Donovan   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Lissa Schneckenburger   Fiddle,Violin
Julee Glaub   Vocals

Technical Credits

Aoife Clancy   Producer
James Blennerhassett   Engineer
Eric Kilburn   Producer,Engineer
Joanie Madden   Liner Notes

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