The Sanctuary Sessions
This is a collecion of live session recordings at Cruises Pub in Ennis which, according to Sharon Shannon, "lets people who don’t go to sessions know what their [sic] missing!"
Featured musicians are Jim Carrigan, Kevin Crawford, James Cullinan, Mossie Griffin, P. J. King, Josephine Marsh, Pat Marsh, John Moloney, Eimear Mungovan, Paul O’Driscoll, Dympna, O’Sullivan, Siobhan Peoples, John Rynne, Gary Shannon, Mary Shannon, and Sean Tyrrell.
I love the way the audience reacts in the middle of the sets: in this sense Siobhan Peoples and P. J. King’s duet on the first track is awesome while this album also includes quiet and soulful concertina playings by Dympna O’Sullivan.
It was a shame I forgot to get this lovely album last summer. Don’t make the same mistake I did when you visit Ennis. It’s available at the pub counter.
Is Custy’s carrying it?
I’m not sure, but I think it’s available only at the pub though maybe you can personally ask the shop to send a copy. As you know, it’s just ten-second walk or so.
I still need to get another live recording "Maiden Voyage," featuring some of the musicians playing on this album. And yes, of course, "Time On Our Hands" by Siobh
It always took me longer because I couldn’t quite resist stopping in across the street for some curry fries… :) Man, I know those of you who can get it whenever you like think it’s horrible, but curry over here doesn’t taste the same, and sometimes I crave the stuff!
Anyway, I’ll have to see if I can get a copy, sounds great!
Sanctuary Sessions is back in print
Just saw this on the Custy’s website.
Does anyone know who is doing the singing on Carraigdonn?
Seán Tyrrell sings "Carraigdonn", as well as "The Tipperary Recruiting Song". The other singer is Eimear Mungovan, on "Sonny" and "The Boys Of Barr Na Sráide"
Re: The Sanctuary Sessions (Produced by PJ Curtis; Executive Producer: Brian Ó Maoileoin)
The very first tune on this recording is "Dicky Sherlock’s" reel - the link is going to a jig.