The Diamond Mountain Sessions

The Diamond Mountain Sessions

by Sharon ShannonSharon Shannon


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With a little help from her friends, this acclaimed Irish accordion player has made a landmark album. Utilizing guests ranging from U.S. folk stars Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, and John Prine to The Hothouse Flowers, Carlos Nunez, and Mary Staunton, Shannon transforms traditional material by way of vibrant contemporary performances. The American musicians find their Gallic spirit and the Irish players call on centuryie's old traditions to produce hearty and rousing sounds of both joy and anguish. Bringing together unexpected players into the mix has helped Shannon grow as an artist, and from the evidence displayed here, it sounds like the whole experience was a joy for all involved.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2001
Label: Compass Records
UPC: 0766397430522
catalogNumber: 974305
Rank: 75288

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sharon Shannon   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Accordion,Background Vocals,Whistle (Instrument)
Dónal Lunny   Bouzouki,Guitar,Bodhran
Jackson Browne   Track Performer
Steve Earle   Mandolin,Vocals
Jim Murray   Acoustic Guitar
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
James Blennerhassett   Double Bass
Noel Bridgeman   Drums
Richie Buckley   Saxophone
James Delaney   Piano,Hammond Organ
Tony Molloy   Bass
Peter O'Toole   Acoustic Guitar
Jesse Smith   Fiddle,Viola
Sean Smith   Fiddle
Mary Shannon   Banjo,Fiddle,Background Vocals
Carlos Núñez   Pipe,Recorder,Whistle (Instrument)
Lloyd Byrne   Percussion,Drums
Bill Wright   Bouzouki
Fiachna OBraonain   Acoustic Guitar
Liz Kane   Fiddle,Background Vocals
Yvonne Kane   Fiddle,Background Vocals
John Hoban   Vocals,Mandocello

Technical Credits

Dónal Lunny   Arranger,Producer
Jim Murray   Arranger
Tom Skerritt   Engineer
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill   Arranger
Sharon Shannon   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
John Dunford   Producer
Mary Shannon   Arranger
Carlos Núñez   Arranger
Ciaran Byrne   Engineer
Jill Furmanovsky   Cover Photo
Fiachna OBraonain   Arranger
Liz Kane   Arranger
Yvonne Kane   Arranger
Hal O. Browne   Composer
Tom Skerritt   Engineer

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