comments please….who is on this recording? Is it good?
Three years for an answer. I had the album on cassette several years ago. "Interesting" is the word. I’d buy it again just for Eileen Ivers on Track 10 - Paddy Fahy’s/Green Fields of Antrim/Star of Munster - which, for me, is the best piece of fiddling ever.
Couldn’t agree more - had this on a battered old tape for about 10 years and keep coming back to it for the Eileen Ivers set of 3 reels. The most astonishing, raw and gutsy bit of Irish fiddle I have ever heard…
Re: A River Of Sound
… and the answer disappeared (as did some of the text of the listing of the songs in Irish).
1) Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (piano) and Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
2) Ciarán Tourish (fiddle) and Dermot Byrne (accordion)
3) Christy Moore (vocals) and Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (piano)
4) Brendan Power and Mick Kinsella (harmonicas)
5) Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (harpsichord), Cormac Breatnach (low whistle) and John O’Kane (cello)
6) Mel Mercier, Frank Torpey, Jim Higgins, Fiona Kelleher, Rosie Kelleher and Orla Henshan (assorted percussion)
7) Laoise Kelly (harp)
8) Sixteen-piece ensemble
9) Iarla Ó Lionaáird (vocals)
10) Eileen Ivers (fiddle)
11) Martin Murray (mandolin), Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (piano) and the Irish Chamber Orchestra
12) Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (piano)
13) Séamus Begley (accordion) and Steve Cooney (guitar)
14) Niall Vallely (concertina)
15) Frankie Gavin (fiddle) and Mairtín O’Connor (accordion)
16) Ronan Browne (uilleann pipes)