Up In The Air

By Danu

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Not in my collection yet.

Online sources have conflicting spellings for gCuach and a’ Ghleanna. Also, Geoff Wallis write-up on Irish Music Review says the “liner notes are riddled with typographical errors” such as omitted apostrophes and misspellings.

I can’t vouch for the correctness of the list, but I’m eager to hear this “staggeringly excellent album”.

not really Danu, but solos by members of the group..

Right. I meant to do this before…

Benny McCarthy - The Moving Cloud / Ril Gan Ainm
Tom Doorley - Mooneys Minuet / The Graf Spray / The Long Strand
Donal Clancy - The Stone In The Field / The Walls Of Liscarroll
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh - Raghads’as Mo Cheaiti
Donnchadh Gough - Taimse Im’Chodiadh
Oisin McAuley - The Jiggedy Jiggedy Highland / Francie Dearg’s Highland / Miss Ramsey’s
Eamonn Doorley - Slip Jig / Jig Gan Ainm
Tom Doorley - The PowerOut / The Dublin Reel
Donal Clancy - Spike Island Lasses / Toss The Feathers
Benny McCarthy - Reel In D / Mary Bergins
Tom Doorley - Kellys Mountain / Liam Archie Reel
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh - Molly na gCuach Ni Chuilleanain
Oisin McAuley - King Of The Fairies / The New Policeman
Donal Clancy - Sean O Duibhir a Ghleanna
Donnchadh Gough - The Girl From The Big House / Liam O’Flynns
Benny McCarthy - Slip Jig / The Humours of Glendart
Oisin McAuley - Welcome Grom Grainne
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh - Sean sa Cheo / John Dohertys / The Highland Man Kissed His Granny

This is an excellent album. Not really “by Danu”; more “by members of Danu”. The showcasing of individual talents proves that as well as having the ensemble playing off to a very unique T, the lads and lass are great stylists as well. What do you make of Benny’s version of “The Moving Cloud”? Worth the admission on its own, I reckon!

by the way, track N°13 is not the King of the Fairies..but the king of the Pipers!!!


I gotta get this and the first album then my Danu collection will be complete.

Now only the first album is left.
I love this album I am listening to it right now. Aidan Benny’s version of “The Moving Cloud” is great I like the track where Muireann plays whistle great version of “Sean Sa Cheo.”

Thanks to today’s “session mail” from ‘c’, Track 13’s first tune is changed from King of the Fairies (how it appears on the liner notes) to King of the Pipers. I see now that paul95 noted that 3.5 years ago. I’m slow.

Re: Up In The Air

I think the slip jig on track 16 is Paddy oSnap, but I could be wrong.

Re: Up In The Air

I agree Whimbrel. Sounds like Paddy O’Snap’s to me.