Altan Harvest Storm

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Harvest Storm
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CD Details

  • Released: April 15, 1992
  • Label: Green Linnet

Entertainment Reviews:

Option - July-Aug/92, p.89
" becoming one of Celtic music's most significant ensembles.."


  • 1.Pretty Peg Reels
  • 2.Donal Agus Morag
  • 3.King of the Pipers
  • 4.Seamus O'Shanahan's Jigs
  • 5.Mo Choill
  • 6.The Snowy Path
  • 7.Harvest Storm Reels
  • 8.Si Do Mhaimeo I
  • 9.Mcfarley's Reels
  • 10.Rosses Highlands
  • 11.A Nobleman's Wedding
  • 12.Bog an Lochain Strathspey and Reels
  • 13.Dobbin's Flowery Vale, Air and Reel

Product Description:

Altan: Mark Kelly (guitar, background vocals), Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Chris Shaughnessy (fiddle), Ciaran Curran (Bouzouki, bouzouki-guitar), Ciaran Tourish, Frankie Kennedy (flutes, whistle, background vocals).
Additional personnel: Daithi Sproule (guitar), Liam O Maonlai (Didgeridoo), Donnal Lunny (keyboards, bass bodrhan), Tommy Hayes (bodhrans, percussion, Jew's harp).
Additional engineer: Sean Devitt.
Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland in September and October, 1991.
UPC: 048248 11172/4
Altan has long been one of the most consistently thrilling of the current crop of traditional Irish groups, and it's difficult to pick a single highlight from their catalog. But if pressed, many fans and critics would pick either Harvest Storm or the equally fine Red Crow. Although the program is a fairly typical collection of traditional reel sets, jigs, Gaelic songs, and slow airs, every track feels as if it were chosen for a unique sort of loveliness -- the soaring beauty of the "Rosses Highlands" set, the curiously eerie hush of the traditional wedding song "DĘnal Agus MĘrag," the chugging energy of "Drowsy Maggie." The singing of fiddler Maighread N° Mhaonaigh is particularly noteworthy on "Donal Agus Morag" and "'Si Do Mhaimeo I" (the latter of which offers the unusual opportunity to hear a didgeridoo part on an Irish album). This is one of the last albums the group made with flutist Frankie Kennedy, who died of cancer after making one more album with them, the excellent Island Angel. ~ Rick Anderson

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