Shamrocks & Holly: An Irish Christmas Celebration (1996)
/Carl Hession Orchestra.
An Irish Christmas Celebration
Personnel: Frankie Gavin (fiddle, viola, flute); Carl Hession (piano, organ, keyboards).
Recording information: Telegael Studios, Spiddal, CO.
Unknown Contributor Role: Carl Hession.
Arrangers: Frankie Gavin; Carl Hession.
||De Danann / De Dannan|
Hibernian Rhapsody (1996)
Recorded at Xeric Studios, Limerick, Ireland.
De Dannan: Tommy Flemming (vocals); Alec Finn (guitar, bouzouki); Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, tin whistle, piano); Derek Hickey (accordion); Colm Murphy (bodhran).
Additional personnel: Phillip Donnelly (dobro); Patricia Gleeson, Mary Rose McNall, Niamh Doheny, Malcolm Green ...
||Celtic Tapestry, Vol. 2 (1997)
Track Listing: Rocks of Bawn, The; Garden Valley, The; Fisherman's Song, The; Crested Hens; Fear a Bhata; Longing for Peace, A; One I Love; Erin Ni Neosainn Ce Hi; Banks of Sullane, The; Cumha Eoghain Rua Ui Neill (Lament for ...
Karan Casey sings for Solas, one of the hottest young Irish folk bands of the last five years. Her solo debut is a wonderful album, a program consisting primarily of traditional material presented with minimal arrangements that show off her ...
Cathie Ryan (1997)
Michigan native Cathie Ryan used to sing for Cherish the Ladies, and the sound of her solo debut is, as she puts it, "Kerry and Tipperary with a Detroit accent." Many of the tunes, such as "Ned of the Hill" ...
Tie That Binds (1998) Port
Derrane's nimble fingers on the button accordion are something to hear. These jigs and reels will transport you directly to the Emerald Isle. ~ Tim Sheridan
Recorded at Studio Two, Boston, Massachusetts during Summer 1997. Includes liner notes by Earl ...
Sunny Spells & Scattered Showers (1997)
It would be hard for Solas to top their eponymous debut album, and the group don't quite succeed, but they do present a wonderful follow-up nonetheless. Things are a bit more self-conscious and experimental this time around: Séamus Egan brings ...
||Holding Up Half the Sky: Voices of Celtic Women (1997) |
Maire Brennan,Dolores Keane, Mary Black,Karan Casey++++
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jim McGuire ; John Doyle .
Arrangers: Chris Birkett; Dervish; Dolores Keane; Dougie Pincock; Frankie Gavin; John Gahagan; General Humbert; Ciaran O'Braonain; Sandy Stanage; Jackie Daly; Jim Barnes; John Faulkner ; Karan Casey; ...
Best of Joe & Antoinette McKenna (1997)
Trad.Irish Track Listing: Bird In The Tree / The Sunny Banks; Eagle's Whistle, The; Cuachin Ghleann Neifin; Fermoy Lassies / Touch Me If You Dare / Farewell To Fine Weather; Fred's Favorite / Coppers And Brass; Rambling in the Meadow; ...
||Blasta! The Irish Traditional Music Special (1997) |
De Dannan,Clannad,Mary Bergen, Dolores Keane,Paddy Glacklin++
With Friends Like These (1998)
Keane's fourth solo album and first for Shanachie finds the button accordionist joined by members of the Chieftains, Planxty and the Bothy Band. All of the music is enjoyable, especially for fans of Irish music. ~ John Bush
Personnel: James Keane ...
||Celtic Love Songs (1998) |
CELTIC LOVE SONGS is a compilation that shows a cross-section of traditional and tradition-based folk artists from the British Isles and Ireland.
Shanachie's Celtic Love Songs compiles 14 of the best Celtic/Irish bands of the past 25 years play their favorite ...
Uilleann pipe master Jerry O'Sullivan's album The Gift is an impressive trip through a variety of genres. Playing the war-pipes, low whistle, tin whistle, smallpipes and his trademark uilleann pipes, O'Sullivan demonstrates with ease that the pipes are a versatile ...
||Maighread Ni Dhomnaill|
No Dowry (1991)
Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill's solo debut is an exquisitely crafted collection of traditional Irish songs of doomed love -- tunes like "A Mhaithrin Dhileas," "An Cailin Gaelach," and "Martha, the Flower of Sweet Strabane" all depict tales of heartbreak, loss, and ...
Words That Remain (1998)
The third album from the dynamic contemporary Celtic-folk band Solas is very consistent stylistically with their first two efforts, peppering traditional Irish folk songs, jigs, and reels with less conventional instrumentation. But if The Words That Remain sticks closely to ...
Music of What Happens (1998)
Cathie Ryan's approach to traditional Irish song has always been to walk a fine line between the traditional and the modern, and this effort is no exception. Just over half of the songs on The Music of What Happens are ...
||Thousands Are Sailing (1999) |
This collection not only provides a cross-section sampling of many of the best traditional Irish folk performers from the past quarter-century, but a bit of a history lesson as well. The theme of this album is Irish immigration to America: ...
||Triona Ni Domhnaill|
This solo album features some of her loveliest recorded songs, some in English and some in Gaelic, with accompaniment by some of Ireland's greatest players. ~ Steve Winick
Unknown Contributor Roles: Gerry Malone; Cathal Goan; Peter Brown ; Mícheál O Domhnaill; ...
Think Before You Think (2000)
Recorded in January and September 1999. Includes liner notes by Earle Hitchner.
The sophomore effort from this very young Irish band is one of the best traditional folk albums to come out this year; not since the early work of Altan ...
Sweeter As The Years Roll By (1999)
James Keane's Sweeter As The Years Go By features the revered Irish accordion player supported by some of Ireland's younger musicians on another set of vibrant performances of new and traditional songs. ~ Heather Phares
Recorded at Liam Clancy Studios, An ...
||Holding up Half the Sky: Voices of Celtic Women, Vol. 2 (1999) |
The second volume of Holding Up Half the Sky: Voices of Celtic Women features more captivating performances from artists like Cathie Ryan, Maire Ni Bhraonain, and Talitha MacKenzie. Susan McKeown's "Far Over the Forth," Karan Casey's "Sraid an Chloig," Cathy ...
Ceol Cill Na Martra (2000)
Ceol Cill Na Martra is Irish fiddler Connie O'Connell's debut album, and it's packed with infectious traditional-style Celtic dance music, as well as a lovely, stirring air that showcases a gentler side of his playing. ~ Steve Huey
Recorded at Sound ...
Yeh, That's All It Is (2001)
Includes liner notes by Daniel Michael Collins.
Personnel: John Carty (tenor guitar, fiddle); Arty McGlynn (guitar); Brian McGrath (banjo, keyboards).
||Padraigin Ni Uallachain|
An Irish Lullaby (2000)
Nollaig Casey (fiddle, viola); Helen Davies (Irish harp); Deirdre Brady, Cathal McConnell (flute); Ronan Browne (whistle); Mairtin O'Connor (accordion); Tommy Hayes (percussion); Len Graham (background vocals).
Recorded at Solitaire Studios, Dublin, Ireland in November, 1999. Includes liner notes by Padraigin Ni ...
||Mulcahy Family (2000) |
Led by Mick Mulcahy, a well-known squeezebox player in the Abbeyfeale, Ireland, area, the Mulcahy Family plays traditional Irish music on a variety of acoustic instruments. Rounded out by daughter Louise who plays flute and Michelle on concerta and concert ...