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Shadow And Light CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 224122549
UPC: 766397456225
UPC 14: 00766397456225
Release Date: 9/27/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Clear the Way ~ John Doyle (Celtic)
2. Little Sparrow ~ John Doyle (Celtic)
3. Killoran's Church/Swedishish ~ John Doyle (Celtic)
4. Liberty's Sweet Shore ~ John Doyle (Celtic)
5. Arabic, The ~ John Doyle (Celtic)
6. Wheel of Fortune ~ John Doyle (Celtic)
7. Farewell to All That ~ John Doyle (Celtic)
8. Tribute to Donal Ward/The Currachman ~ John Doyle (Celtic)
9. Bound for Botany Bay ~ John Doyle (Celtic)
10. Bitter Brew ~ John Doyle (Celtic)
11. Selkie ~ John Doyle (Celtic)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Raised in the Irish tradition, it's not something that guitarist and singer John Doyle can easily leave behind -- nor does he want to. The vast majority of the pieces here might be original compositions, but in their own way every one is tethered to Ireland, even "Clear the Way," set during the Civil War. You can hear Ireland in the inflections and the chord changes, and in the two instrumentals with their lulling melodies. There's a touch of country here and there -- hardly surprising, since country and Celtic are closely linked and some of this album was recorded in Nashville. The vast majority of the disc is given to songs, and it's apparent that Doyle has been busy, not just writing but growing in stature. So, alongside "Little Sparrow," written for his daughter, there's the pure ache of "Liberty's Sweet Shore" and the family history of "The Arabic," featuring just Doyle's voice and guitar, a song that plays to his strengths and also shows some of his remarkable instrumental technique. "Wheel of Fortune" is a song that begs to be covered by a traditional singer. The surprise comes with the atmospheric "Selkie," which sees Doyle switch to electric for something more mystical that seems a little closer to Mark Knopfler territory. He's a wonderful musician and his career continues to grow. ~ Chris Nickson

Producer: John Doyle

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Rough Guide To Irish Music
Muze Music Compilations Rough Guide To Celtic Music (2nd Ed)

Associated Artists and Works

Carroll, Liz
Casey, Karan

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/27/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 745622
Music Label Name Label : Compass (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00766397456225

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Doyle,John
Product attributeLabel:   Compass Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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