This is a lovely album. Apparantly it is out of print but Ossian, USA, still has it in the catalog: Code: 01301-CD
This is really the Shannon Family album. It rivals the McCarthy or the Mulcahy familys’ fine CDs. While Gary’s playing is often alarmingly close to new-age pyrotechnics the album has a wonderful feel for the traditional. I don’t think the singing is on a par with the rest of the album, but I generally feel that way about singing. I don’t understand why singing is incuded on an otherwise wonderful instrumental album. Thank God McEvoy, Bradley, Molloy, et. al., know better.
From Ossian: “The Debut Album from Gary Shannon featuring Orfhlaith Ni Bhrian. The album also features Sharon Shannon, Mary Shannon, Majella Shannon, Steve Cooney, Mossie Griffin and Eoin O Neill as well as many more.”
I think it’s a great album and recommend it highly.
Album cover by Karen Tweed.
Now on CD…….
Latest email from Claddagh in Dublin has this now available on CD for 16 euros.