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Format: CD
Sku: 60384546
UPC: 016351783028
UPC 14: 00016351783028
Release Date: 2/22/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Are You Ready Yet? / The Tailor's Thimble / Donoghue's Reel / I'm Ready Now! ~ Dan£
2. Green Brooms / The Humours Of Kill Clougher ~ Dan£
3. The Old Ruined Cottage In The Glen / The Morning Dew / Think Before You Think Before You Speak! / The First Month Of Spring ~ Dan£
4. Paddy Rainey's Jig / Johnny Leary's / Winnie Hayes' ~ Dan£
5. Fair And Tender Ladies ~ Dan£
6. Peggy's Nettles / The Butler's Of Glen Avenue / The Mountain Top ~ Dan£
7. The Cameron Highlander / The Blackthorn Stick ~ Dan£
8. Paistin Fionn, An ~ Dan£
9. The Peeler's Jacket / The Millner's Daughter ~ Dan£
10. Outlandish Knight, The ~ Dan£
11. Dinny O'Brien's / Tommy Peoples / The Small Hills Of Offaly ~ Dan£
12. Banish Misfortune / Trip To Athlone / Trim The Velvet ~ Dan£
13. Eochaill ~ Dan£

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Danu includes: Cairan O'Gealbhain (vocals); Noel Ryan (guitar); Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola); Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola); Donnchadh Gough (Uilleannn pipes, bodhran); Tom Doorley (flute, low whistle); Brenden McCarthy (button accordion).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Garry O'Briain (mando-cello, keyobards); Bruno Staehlin (congas).
Muze PNote Recorded in January and September 1999. Includes liner notes by Earle Hitchner.
Muze PNote The sophomore effort from this very young Irish band is one of the best traditional folk albums to come out this year; not since the early work of Altan has a new group sounded this fresh and exciting. Danu draws almost exclusively from traditional sources, but its members aren't afraid to mess around with tradition when it pleases them (throwing, for example, the occasional contrapuntal harmony line into the mix on the reel "I'm Ready Now"), nor is their playing bogged down by earnest folkie reverence. Bodhran player Donnchadh Gough is especially creative, holding the pulse down firmly, yet varying his rhythmic and timbral approach widely from tune to tune. Singer Ciaran O Gealbhain is underused, appearing only on a few tracks, some of which are among the album's best. His singing on "Green Brooms" and "An Paistin Fionn" is gently lovely, and he even manages to breathe new life into as tired a song as "Fair and Tender Ladies," which is one of this disc's highlights. The instrumental sets are also uniformly excellent. Highly recommended. ~ Rick Anderson

Producer: Joe McKenna; Garry O'Briain

Engineer: Bruno Staehlin; Martin Murray

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/22/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : SHANCD 78030
Music Label Name Label : Shanachie Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00016351783028

Professional Reviews

CMJ (3/20/00, p.32)
- "...Danu adheres to a more time-honored, traditional approach [to Irish music]....the youth of the group enables them to play their fiddles, accordions and pipes with an awful lot of zest and vigor."

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