ALTAN

 

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No

TITLE

RELEASED

1

Altan [by Frankie Kennedy & Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh]

--/87

2

Horse With A Heart

08/89

3

The Red Crow

--/90

4

Harvest Storm

02/92

5

Island Angel

10/93

6

Blackwater

03/96

7

Runaway Sunday

07/97

8

Another Sky

02/00

9

The Blue Idol

05/02

10

Local Ground

05/05

11

Gleann Nimhe - The Poison Glen

03/12

12

The Widening Gyre

02/15


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1) ALTAN

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The Highlandman/The Cliffs Of Glencolumbkille/
Old Cuffe Street
An tSeanchailleach Gallda/Dermot Byrne's
Tá Mo Chleamhnas A Dhéanamh
The Cat That Ate The Candle/
Over The Water To Bessie
Ceol A'Phíobaire
Tommy Peoples'/Loch Altan/Danny Meehans's

Rogha An Ghabha/Charlie O'Donnell's
The Sunset
Thug Mé Rúide
The Humours Of Whiskey/The Fairy Jig/
The Humours Of Whiskey
Jimmy Lyons'/Leslie's Reel
Cití Na gCumann
Con Cassidy's Highland/
Neilly O'Boyle's Highland And Reel






Ciarán Curran
Mark Kelly
Dónal Lunny
Frankie Kennedy
Anna Ni Mhaonaigh
Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh

Producer:

Bouzouki
Guitar
Bodhrán, Keyboards
Flute
Vocals (Track 5)
Vocals, Fiddle

Dónal Lunny

2) HORSE WITH A HEART

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The Curlew/McDermott's/Three Scones Of Boxty
The Lass Of Glenshee
Con Cassidy's And Neil Gow's Highlands/
Moll And Tiarna/McSweeney's Reels
The Road To Durham
An T-Oileán Úr
An Grianán/Horse With A Heart

A Bhean Udaí Thall
Welcome Home Gráinne/Con McGinley's
Tuírse Mo Chroí
Come Ye By Atholl/Kitty O'Connor
An Feochán
Paddy's Trip To Scotland/Dinky's/The Shetland Fiddler






Marie Askin
Phil Cunningham
Ciarán Curran
Mark Kelly
Frankie Kennedy
Dónal Lunny
Colm Murphy
Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh
Paul O'Shaughnessy
Steve White

Producer:

Piano (Track 2)
Keyboards, Whistle
Bouzouki
Guitar
Flute
Bass Bodhrán (Track 7)
Bodhrán
Vocals, Fiddle
Fiddle
Percussion (Track 7)

Phil Cunningham

3) THE RED CROW

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Yellow Tinker/Lady Montgomery/
The Merry Harriers
Con Cassidy's/Dusty Millar
The Flower Of Magherally
Brenda Stubbert's/Breen's/The Red Box
Inis Dhún Rámha
Jimmy Lyon's/The Teelin/The Red Crow/
The Broken Bridge

Moll Dubh A' Ghleanna
The Wedding Jig/Hiudaí Gallagher's March/
James Byrne's/Mickey Docherty's/
Welcome Home Grainne
Mallaí Chroch Shli
Tommy Bhetty's Waltz
The Emyvale/Ril Gan Ainm/
The Three Merry Sisters Of Fate






Marie Askin
Máire Bhreathnach
Dermot Byrne
Ciarán Curran
PJ Curtis
Garvan Gallagher
Mark Kelly
Frankie Kennedy
Dónal Lunny
Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh
Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh
Paul O'Shaughnessy
Séamus Quinn
Niall Toner

Producer:

Piano
Keyboards
Accordion
Bouzouki, Guitar
Guitar
Acoustic Bass
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Flute, Whistling, Backing Vocals
Bodhrán
Bodhrán, Bones

Vocals, Fiddle
Fiddle
Piano
Mandolin

PJ Curtis

4) HARVEST STORM

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Pretty Peg/New Ships A Sailing/
The Bird's Nest/The Man From Bundoran
Dónal Agus Mórag/The New-Rigged Ship
King Of The Pipers
Seámus O'Shanahan's/Walking In Liffey Street
Mo Choill
The Snowy Path
Drowsy Maggie/Rakish Paddy/Harvest Storm
'Si Do Mhaimeo Í
McFarley's/Mill na Máidi
The Rosses Highlands
A Nobleman's Wedding
Bog An Lochain/Margaree Reel/
The Humours Of Westport
Dobbin's Flowery Vale






Ciarán Curran
Frieda Gray
Tommy Hayes

Mark Kelly
Frankie Kennedy
Dónal Lunny

Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh
Liam Ó Maonlaí
Paul O'Shaughnessy
Dáithi Sproule

Ciarán Tourish

Producer:

Bouzouki-guitar
Tap Dance (Track 9.2)
Bodhrán, Percussion,
Jew's-Harp
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Flute, Whistle, Backing Vocals
Keyboards,
Bass Bodhrán (Track 2.1)
Vocals, Fiddle
Didjeridu (Track 8)
Fiddle
Guitar (Track 10),
Backing Vocals
Fiddle, Whistle, Backing Vocals

PJ Curtis

5) ISLAND ANGEL

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Tommy Peoples/The Windmill/Fintan McManus's
Brid Óg Ni Mhaille
Fermanagh Highland/Donegal Highland/
John Doherty's/King George IV
An Mhaighdean Mhara
Andy De Jarlis/Ingonish/Mrs McGhee
Humours Of Andytown/Kylebrack Rambler/
The Gladstone
Dúlamán
Mazurka
The Jug Of Punch
Glory Reel/The Heathery Cruach
An Cailín Gaelach
Drumnagarry/Pirrie Wirrie/Big John's
Aingeal An Oileáin (Island Angel)






Dermot Byrne
Steve Cooney
Ciarán Curran
Tom Hayes
Mark Kelly
Frankie Kennedy
Dónal Lunny
Niall Martin
Anna Ni Mhaonaigh
Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh
Dáithi Sproule
Ciarán Tourish

Producer:

Accordion
Bass
Bouzouki
Percussion
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Flute, Backing Vocals, Whistle
Bouzouki, Keyboards, Bodhrán
Cello
Backing Vocals
Fiddle, Vocals
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Fiddle, Backing Vocals, Whistle

Altan, Brian Masterson

6) BLACKWATER

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Johnny Boyle's/King Of The Pipers
Dark Haired Lass/Biddy From Muckcross/
Sean Maguire's
'Stór, A Stór, A Ghrá
Strathspey/Con McGinley's/Newfoundland Reel
Tá Mé 'Mo Shuí
An Gasúr Mor/Bunker Hill/Dogs Among The Bushes
Molly Na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin
Jenny Picking Cockles/Farewell To Leitrim/
John Doherty's
Ar Bhruach Na Carraige Báine
The Dance Of The Honeybees
Blackwaterside
A Tune For Frankie






Maire Breatnach
Dermot Byrne
Annette Cleary
Steve Cooney

Ciarán Curran
Conan Doyle
Jimmy Higgins




David James
Tommy Kane
Mark Kelly
Dónal Lunny


Mairead Ni Dhomhnaill
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill

Anna Ní Mhaonaigh
Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh
Brendan Power
Dáithi Sproule
Ciarán Tourish

Producer:

Viola
Accordion, Melodeon
Cello
Bass (Tracks 7,9,10,12),
Backing Vocals (Tracks 3,7)
Bouzouki
Backing Vocals (Track 3)
Bodhrán (Tracks 1,3,5),
Clay Drums (Track 3),
Snare (Track 7),
Darbouka (Track 8),
Wood Block (Track 9)
Cello
Viola
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Bodhrán (Tracks 4,7,9,12),
Keyboards (Tracks 5,7,9,12),
Bouzouki (Track 10)
Backing Vocals (Track 3)
Keyboards (Track 11),
Backing Vocals (Track 3)
Backing Vocals (Track 7)
Vocals, Fiddle
Harmonica (Tracks 3,7,9)
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Fiddle, Whistle, Backing Vocals

Altan, Brian Masterson

7) RUNAWAY SUNDAY

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Súil Ghorm
John Doherty's Reels
Caide Sin Té Sin?
Germans
Clan Ranald/JB's Reels/Paddy Mac's Reel/
Kitty Sheáin's
I Wish My Love Was A Red Red Rose
Mazurka
Australian Waters
A Moment In Time
Ciaran's Capers
Cití Ní Eadhra
The Flood On The Holm/Scots Mary/Dancer's Denial
Gleanntéin Ghlas As Ghaoth Dobhair
Time Has Passed






Dermot Byrne
Steve Cooney
Pat Crowley
Ciarán Curran

Jerry Douglas
Jimmy Higgins
Mark Kelly
Alison Krauss
Dónal Lunny
Neil Martin
Matt Molloy
Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh
Dáithi Sproule
Ciarán Tourish

Producer:

Accordion, Melodeon
Bass, Didjeridu
Piano
Bouzouki, Mandolin,
Backing Vocals
Dobro
Percussion
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Backing Vocals
Keyboards, Bodhrán
Cello, Keyboards
Flute
Fiddle, Vocals
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Fiddle, Whistle, Backing Vocals

Altan, Alastair McMillan

8) ANOTHER SKY

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Beidh Aonach Amárach
Green Grow The Rushes
The King Of Meenasillagh/Lamey's/
The High Fiddle Reel
Island Girl
Eoghainn Ó Ragadáin
Ten Thousand Miles
Gusty's Frolicks/Con's Slip Jig/
The Pretty Young Girls Of Carrick/
The Humours Of Whiskey
The Girl From The North Country
The Verdant Braes Of Screen
The Dispute At The Crossroads/
Columba Ward's/ Siun's Reel
Tiocfaidh An Samhradh (Summer Will Come)
The Ookpik Waltz (Eskimo Waltz)
The Waves Of Gola






Dermot Byrne
Bill Butt
Steve Cooney
Jerry Douglas
Jimmy Higgins
Hutch Hutchinson
Mark Kelly
Mick Kinsella
Dónal Lunny
Neil Martin
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh
Niamh Nelson
Bonnie Raitt
Alan Smale
Dáithi Sproule
Ciarán Tourish
Gillian Williams

Producer:

Accordion
Strings
Bass, Guitar
Dobro
Bodhrán
Bass
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Harmonica
Keyboards
Cello, Keyboards
Piano
Vocals, Fiddle
Strings
Guitar
Strings
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Fiddle, Whistle, Backing Vocals
Strings

Altan

9) THE BLUE IDOL

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Daily Growing
Uncle Rat
Roaring Water
The Pretty Young Girl
The Blue Idol
The Trip To Cullenstown
Cuach Mo Lon Dubh Bui
Mother's Delight
The Low Highland
The Sea-Apprentice Boy
Sláinte Theilinn (A Health To Teelin)
An Cailin Deas Óg
Gweebarra Bridge






James Blennerhassett
Harry Bradley
Paul Brady
Richie Buckley
Dermot Byrne
Steve Cooney
Ciarán Curran
Jim Higgins

Mark Kelly
Dónal Lunny
Neil Martin
Anna Ni Mhaonaigh
Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh
Liam O'Flynn
Dolly Parton
Dáithi Sproule
Ciarán Tourish

Producer:

Bass
Flute (Tracks 5,8)
Vocals (Track 1)
Saxophone
Accordion
Bass (Track 11)
Bouzouki
Bodhrán
(Tracks 3,5,6,8,9,11,13)
Guitar
Bodhrán (Track 11)
Cello (Track 11)
Vocals
Vocals, Fiddle
Uillean Pipes (Track 3)
Vocals (Track 4)
Guitar
Fiddle, Vocals

Altan

10) LOCAL GROUND

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Éirigh's Cuir Ort Do Chuid Éadaigh
Tommy Peoples/The Road To Cashel/
The Repeal Of The Union/Richie's Reel
Is The Big Man Within?/Tilly Finn's Reel
Adieu, My Lovely Nancy
Bó Mhín Na Toitean/Con McGinley's Highland/
Seanamhach Tube Station
Amhrán Pheadair Bhreathnaigh
The Roseville
As I Roved Out
Spórt
The Humours Of Castlefin/Nia's Dance/An Dúidín
The Wind And Rain
The Silver Slipper
Dún Do Shúil (Close Your Eyes)






Dermot Byrne
Steve Cooney
Ciarán Curran
Graham Henderson
Jim Higgins

Mark Kelly

Dónal Lunny
Triona Ni Dhomhnaill
Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh

Carlos Núñez
Dáithi Sproule

Ciarán Tourish


Producer:

Accordion
Bass (Tracks 4,6,10,11)
Bouzouki, Mandolin
Keyboards (Tracks 2,13)
Percussion (Tracks 1,4,7,9,10,
12), Bodhrán (Tracks 2,3,11)
Bouzouki, Guitar,
Backing Vocals (Track 13)
Guitar (Track 1)
Piano (Track 7)
Vocals (Tracks 1,4,6,8,11,13),
Fiddle
Gaita & Whistle (Tracks 3,12)
Guitar,
Backing Vocals (Track 13)
Fiddle, Whistle,
Backing Vocals (Track 13)

Altan

11) GLEANN NIMHE - THE POISON GLEN

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A Fig For A Kiss/The Turf Cutter
Seolta Geala
The Ardara Girls/The Backdoor Highlands/
Fáscadh mo Léine (The Wringing Of My Shirt)/
Reel In A /Ciarán Tourish’s Reel
An GhealÓg
Caitlín Triall
The New Rigged Ship/Eddie Curran’s Monaghan Twig/
Kitty The Hare
The Blackest Crow
The Lancers Jig/The Further In The Deeper
The Lily Of The West
The Wheels Of The World
Cailín Deas CrÚite na mBÓ
Tommy Potts’ Slip Jig
The House On The Corner






Dermot Byrne
Ciarán Curran
Mark Kelly
Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh
Dáithi Sproule
Ciarán Tourish

Producer:

Accordion
Bouzouki, Mandolin
Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki
Vocals, Fiddle
Vocals, Guitar
Vocals, Fiddle, Whistle

12) THE WIDENING GYRE

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Maggie's Pancakes/Píobaire an Chéide/The Friel Deal
No Ash Will Burn
Buffalo Gals/Leather Britches/Leslie's Reel
Má Théann Tú 'un Aonaigh
A Tune For Mairéad And Anna Ní Mhaonaigh
White Birds
The Tin Key/Sam Kelly's Jig/The Gravediggers
Cúirt Robin Finley
The House Carpenter (Gypsy Davy)
Samhradh/Aniar Aduaidh/The Donegal Jig
Lurgy Streams
The Triple T (aka Thomas Tourish's Tune aka Thomasino)
Far Beyond Carrickfinn
The Road Home






Darol Anger
Will Barrow
Alison Brown
Sam Bush
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Ciarán Curran
Jerry Douglas
Stuart Duncan
Jenee Fleenor
Julee Glaub Weems
Natalie Haas
Jim Higgins
Mark Kelly
Kenny Malone
Mike McGoldrick
Bruce Molsky
Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh
Tim O'Brien
Todd Phillips
Eddi Reader
Dáithi Sproule
Bryan Sutton
Ciarán Tourish
Martin Tourish
Garry West

Producer:

Fiddle (Tracks 3,8,12,14)
Piano (Track 6)
Banjo (Track 1,3,4,10,12)
Mandolin (Track 12)
Vocals (Track 6)
Bouzouki, Mandolin
Dobro (Track 12)
Fiddle (Tracks 1,5)
Backing Vocals (Track 2)
Backing Vocals
Cello (Track 8)
Bodhrán (Tracks 1,4)
Guitar, Bouzouki, Backing Vocals
Percussion (Tracks 1,2)
Flute
Vocals, Fiddle (Track 2)
Vocals, Fiddle
Mandolin, Backing Vocals
Fiddle (Track 1)
Vocals (Track 13)
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Guitar
Fiddle, Whistle, Backing Vocals
Accordion
Bass (Track 2)

Altan, Garry West