When All Is Said and Done

When All Is Said and Done

by Danú


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Danu's sixth release finds the group going back to the more song-oriented format of 2003's Road Less Traveled. The talented Irish septet are masters of rustic playing and storytelling, relying on simple, immaculate arrangements and the rich alto of vocalist Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh to produce their own playful style of Celtic music that lacks even the slightest hint of pretension. Fiery instrumentals like "Around the House," "Coachman's Whip," and "Pots and Kettles O" showcase the group's exceptional playing while wistful ballads such as "Cailín Deas Crúite Na Mbó" and "Farewell, Angelina" allow Nic Amhlaoibh to flex her vocals, bringing to mind a less affected Máire Brennan or early June Tabor. There's not a bad apple to be found, and while the band breaks little new ground, they do the traditional aspects of the genre proud. When All Is Said and Done is another worthy addition to the Danu canon, and one that bears repeated listens around the fire on cold winter days.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2005
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351786128
catalogNumber: 78061
Rank: 30413

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danú   Primary Artist
Gerry O'Connor   Banjo
Donnchadha Gough   Bodhran,uillean pipes
Thomas Doorley   Flute,Background Vocals
Donal Clancy   Guitar,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh   Flute,Vocals,Human Whistle,Amhranai
Éamon Doorley   Bouzouki,Fiddle
Oisín McAuley   Fiddle,Background Vocals
Julie Fowlis   Background Vocals
Benny McCarthy   Accordion

Technical Credits

Paul Brady   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Gerry O'Connor   Arranger
Ivan O'Shea   Engineer
Thomas Doorley   Whistle
Dan R. MacDonald   Composer
Danú   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production,Sleeve Notes
Traditional   Composer
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh   Whistle
Stefano Soffia   Engineer
Áine Moynihan   translation

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