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Holding up Half the Sky: Voices of Celtic Women, Vol. 2

  • 1. Ailili Na Gamhna - Dervish/Cathy Jordan
    2. Martha, the Flower of Sweet Strabane - Maighread N Dhomnaill
    3. Low Low Lands of Holland, The - Dolores Keane
    4. Srid an Chloig - Karan Casey/Solas
    5. Far over the Forth - Ray Fisher
    6. Banks of Claudy - Susan McKeown
    7. When I Was a Fair Maid - Trona N Dhomhnaill
    8. 3 Things - Talitha MacKenzie
    9. I'd Cross the Wild Atlantic - Frances Black/Arcady
    10. Gaoth Barra Na d'Tonn - Mire N Bhraonin
    11. Jug of Punch, The - Mairad N Mhaonaigh/Altan
    12. Lovely Willie - Cathie Ryan
    13. Boys of Barr Na Sride, The - Niamh Parsons/Arcady/Naimh Parsons
    14. O R Song of the Sea - Antoinette McKenna/Sean Nua/Antoinette McKenna
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 78032

  • Credits
    ProducerChris Birkett; Donal Lunny; P.J. Cutrtis; Jamshied Sharifi; Joe McKenna; Johnny McDonagh; Akira Satake; Altan; P.J. Curtis; Seamus Egan; Susan McKeown; Jo Partridge; Brian Masterson; Brian McDonagh; Edward Haber (Compilation)

    Personnel: Trona N Dhomhnaill (vocals, harpsichord); Susan McKeown (vocals, background vocals); Antoinette McKenna, Dolores Keane, Frances Black, Liam O Maonla, Maighread N Dhomnaill, Moya Brennan, Niamh Parsons, Talitha MacKenzie, Ray Fisher, Cathie Ryan, Cathy Jordan (vocals); Nicolas Quemenar (whistling, guitar, flute); Gerry O'Donnell, Joe McKenna (whistling, background vocals); Eamonn Curran, Liam O'Flynn (whistling); John Faulkner (guitar, bouzouki); Dnal Lunny (guitar, keyboards); Jo Partridge (guitar, background vocals); Mchel O Domhnaill (guitar); Chris Birkett (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, strings, flute, keyboards, congas, shaker, tambourine, triangle, percussion programming, background vocals); Greg Anderson (electric guitar); Gerry O'Beirne (12-string guitar); Michael Holmes (bouzouki); Brian McDonagh (mandolin); Franois "Bubu" Boirie (electric violin); Kieran Crehan (fiddle); Liam Kelly (flute); Gerry Malone (bagpipe); Brendan Power (harmonica); Jackie Daly (accordion); Chris Speed (clarinet); Don McGeen (bassoon); John Clark (French horn); Dave Bargeron (tuba); Michael Aharon (piano, keyboards); Jamshied Sharifi (keyboards, programming); Joe McHugh (keyboards, background vocals); Patsy Broderick (keyboards); Declan McNelis (bass guitar); Nico Miranda, Steve Cooney, Chico Huff (fretless bass); Steve Holloway (drums); Ciarn Tourish, Dath Sproule, Frankie Kennedy, Tom Hayes, Mark Kelly, Ciarn Curran (shaker); Mario N'Gomo, John Anthony, Johnny McDonagh, Ben Wittman (percussion); Nikki Matheson, Brid O'Braonan, Brian Hackett, Sinead Keanan, Martha Byrne, Lizzy McHugh, Annie O'Donnell, Mary Bergin (background vocals).
    Liner Note Author: Edward Haber.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Winifred Horan; John Doyle .
    Arrangers: Chris Birkett; Dervish; Dnal Lunny; P.J. Cutrtis; Jamshied Sharifi; Maighread N Dhomnaill; Altan; Michael Aharon; Mchel O Domhnaill; P.J. Curtis; Arcady; Sean Nua; Susan McKeown; Talitha MacKenzie; The Reel Union; Trona N Dhomhnaill; Ray Fisher; Jo Partridge.
    The second volume of Holding Up Half the Sky: Voices of Celtic Women features more captivating performances from artists like Cathie Ryan, Maire Ni Bhraonain, and Talitha MacKenzie. Susan McKeown's "Far Over the Forth," Karan Casey's "Sraid an Chloig," Cathy Jordan's "Aililiu Na Gamhna," and Frances Black's "I'd Cross the Wild Atlantic" are a few of the highlights of this enjoyable, authentic collection. ~ Heather Phares

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (2-3/00, p.57) - "...enjoyable....As an introduction that could kindle the interest of a newcomer to the music it is quite strong..."
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