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Hands Across the Water

  • 1. This Beggar's Heart - Darrell Scott/Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh/Oisn McAuley/Paul Rodden
    2. Get Through It - Jon Randall/Martin O'Connor/Alison Brown
    3. Fond Kiss, A - Karen Matheson/The Duhks/Bryan Sutton
    4. Standing Still - Andrea Zonn/Flook
    5. Fair and Tender Ladies - Tim O'Brien/Lnasa
    6. Man of Constant Sorrow, A - Sharon Shannon/Jackson Browne
    7. Reasonland - Solas/Mindy Smith
    8. 'Til a Tear Becomes a Rose - John Prine/Fiona Prine/Dermot Byrne
    9. Be Still My Soul - Beth Nielsen Chapman/Michael McGoldrick/Donald Shaw
    10. 40 Shades of Green - Paul Brady/Rodney Crowell
    11. Part of Your History - Blue Merle/Pauline Scanlon
    12. Let's Heal - Atlan/Vince Gill
    13. Occasional Song, An - Cerys Matthews/John Jorgenson/Stuart Duncan
    14. Cumberland Plateau - John Cowan/Brock McGuire Band
    15. This World's Family - Jim Lauderdale/Maura O'Connell
    16. In the Sweet by and By - Jerry Douglas/Ciarn Tourish
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4411

  • Credits

    Released almost a year after the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia, 2005's HANDS ACROSS THE WATER is a benefit album for the young, often orphaned survivors of that tragic event. The general mood here is mellow yet hopeful, with contributions by a wide range of artists, including John Prine, Jackson Browne, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Blue Merle, Cerys Matthews, and Jim Lauderdale. Many of the tracks carry a Celtic feel, including Tim O'Brien and Lunasa's gentle "Fair and Tender Ladies" and Altan's "Let's Heal," which features Vince Gill. Perhaps the most affecting song is the collection's closing track, a beautiful instrumental rendition of "In the Sweet By and By" by dobro master Jerry Douglas and whistle player Ciaran Tourish that manages to embody the project's thoughtful spirit.

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