Based in Belgium (I think), Shantalla are one of mainland Europe’s most popular trad bands. Their combination of Scottish and Irish tunes and songs (with the odd nod to other European musical traditions) reflects the group’s make-up. At the time of this recording, the band were Helen Flaherty (vocals, East Kilbride), Joe Hennon (guitar, backing vocals, Dublin), Kieran Fahy (fiddle, viola, Tuam), Michael Horgan (pipes, whistles, flute, Newcastle (Co Down)) and Gerry Murray (accordion, bouzouki, mandolin, backing vocals, whistles, percussion, Scotstown, Co Monaghan).
Re: Seven Evenings, Seven Mornings: last tune
The tune named Walking On A Tightrope is in fact the Curlews (well know from Altan album, a horst with a heart) it is a tune wrote by Josephine Keegan
Re: Seven Evenings, Seven Mornings: Spered Hollvedel
Spered Hollvedel or “Universal Spirit” is an arrangement of a traditional Breton song by Alan Stivell on the live album recorded in Dublin. The music comes from a tune accompanying hymns, including one for Sainte Marie de Rostrenen (Itron Varia Rostren) and for Sainte Anne by Jeff Le Penven (Kantig Santez Anna).
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