The Blue Idol (CD) ~ Altan (Artist) Cover Art

An Cailín Deas Óg

By: Altan

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Other tracks from this album

MP3 Downloads Album                 
DISC 1 for The Blue Idol (CD) Album By Altan iTunes
1   Daily Growing Buy Buy
2   Uncle Rat Buy Buy
3   Roaring Water Buy Buy
4   The Pretty Young Girl Buy Buy
5   The Blue Idol (Medley) Buy Buy
6   The Trip to Cullenstown (Medley) Buy Buy
7   Cuach Mo Lon Dubh Buí Buy Buy
8   Mother's Delight (Medley) Buy Buy
9   The Low Highlands (Medley) Buy Buy
10   The Sea-Apprentice Boy Buy Buy
11   Sláinte Theilinn (A Health To Teelin) Buy Buy
12   An Cailín Deas Óg Buy Buy

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On The Blue Idol, Irish music superstars Altan have come up with an elegant solution to the problem of how to play music that satisfies both the traditional purist and the fan who wants a contemporary edge in his or her music. When the band members play instrumental sets of dance tunes, they never stray far from their Donegal roots, and when they sing songs they stretch the boundaries by performing with guest artists like Paul Brady and Dolly Parton while adding unexpected instruments like didgeridoo and saxophone. On songs such as "Daily Growing" and "Uncle Rat"--which feature the exquisite voice of Mairéd Ní Mhaonaigh--the band creates a mood of jazzy medievalism that reveals hints of Pentangle''s early recordings. And when they hunker down for a set of jigs or reels, they play with the sort of passionate abandon you only hear at the finest sessions. The contemporary and traditional strains of music on The Blue Idol are like two streams that join together to form a river that flows further and with more power than either could alone. --Michael Simmons

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