The Turning Tide

The Turning Tide

by Solas


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The Turning Tide

Irish-American, Celtic folk ensemble Solas has built its reputation on a winning combination of peerless musicianship and excellent song choices. Like most solid traditional acts, the group breathes life into standards without ripping away their peaty soul, and when it chooses to include contemporary pieces into the mix, they're treated with the same amount of respect as their elders. On The Turning Tide, the band's second recording with new vocalist Mairead Phelan, the five members of Solas have crafted one of their most cohesive and spirited sets since their 1996 debut. Opener "Hugo's Reel," written by multi-instrumentalist Seamus Egan, sets the stage for a truly innovative collection of clever originals ("Grady Fernando Comes to Town"), choice covers (Josh Ritter's heartbreaking "A Girl in the War"), and traditional pieces ("A Sailor's Life") that elevate the group to the highest echelon of modern Celtic folk outfits. In an age where traditional music is often twisted, beaten into submission, and spit out akimbo in a desperate attempt to seem current, bands like Solas remind us that you can be forward-thinking without leaving the past in tatters.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/16/2010
Label: Compass Records
UPC: 0766397453026
catalogNumber: 4530
Rank: 43306

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Solas   Primary Artist
Seamus Egan   Banjo,Flute,Mandolin,Bodhran,Guitar (Nylon String)
Ben Wittman   Percussion,Drums,Guest Appearance
Winifred Horan   Fiddle
Chico Huff   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass,Guest Appearance
Mick McAuley   Button Accordion,Vocal Harmony
Mike Brenner   Dobro,Slide Bass,Guest Appearance
Eamon McElholm   Guitar,Piano,Vocal Harmony
Mairead Phelan   Vocals
John Anthony   Percussion,Bodhran,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Seamus Egan   Composer,Producer,Whistle
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Richard Thompson   Composer
Winifred Horan   Composer
Solas   Arranger
Mick McAuley   Composer
Josh Ritter   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Karine Polwart   Composer
Eamon McElholm   Composer
Bryan McGee   Engineer
John Anthony   Engineer

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