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Harvest Storm

Riveting music that reaffirms and enlarges the international stature of the traditional band recognized as Ireland’s best. Never complacent, Altan experiments with harmony and choral singing on such stirring songs in Irish as "Dónal Agus Mórag," led by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s extraordinarily expressive voice. This album stamps Altan as a band whose vocal blend can fully match the mastery of their fiery instrumental playing. Ciaran Tourish joins, and the three fiddlers have never sounded tighter or more tenacious, while Frankie Kennedy again shows why he is among Ireland’s most accomplished flutists. The rhythm section of Mark Kelly on guitar and Ciaran Curran on bouzouki and bouzouki-guitar is second to none, weaving through the more delicate tunes and helping to propel the uptempo ones. Hothouse FlowersLiam O Maonlai sits in on one song; joining in elsewhere are such stellar talents as Tommy Hayes, Donal Lunny, world champion Irish stepdancer Frieda Gray, and Dáithí Sproule. Exceeding expectations, Harvest Storm is another stunning achievement from a brilliant band.

Harvest Storm

Altan

MP3/320 $9.99
CD $15.00

Track Listing

Pretty Peg/New Ships A Sailing/The Bird's Nest/The Man From Bundoran Buy
Donal Agus Morag Buy
King Of The Pipers Buy
Seamus O'shanahan's/Walking In Liffey Street Buy
Mo Choill Buy
The Snowy Path Buy
Drowsy Maggie/Rakish Paddy/Harvest Storm Buy
Si Do Mhaimeo I Buy
Mcfarley's/Mill Na Maidi Buy
The Rosses Highlands Buy
A Nobleman's Wedding Buy
Bog An Lochain/Margaree Reel/The Humours Of Westport Buy
Dobbin's Flowery Vale Buy