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Travelling Show

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
17-03-2008
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Barcode:
689232011284
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
WHRL011
Travelling Show
Travelling Show

Description

Dervish release their eagerly awaited new album (their tenth), produced by the legendary John Reynolds and featuring a host of talented guest musicians. Ever imaginative, the album features new arrangements of rare and unusual traditional songs such as "Lord Levett". Cathy Jordan refashioned this poignant lyric by writing a new melody and asking the superb Triona Ni Dhomhnaill to play harpsichord. Jordan also sings a spine-tingling rendition of Suzanne Vegas' "The Queen And The Soldier". The results are enchanting. Newly composed material, "Crucán Na bPáiste" by Brendan Graham and "Grainne" by Nashville song-writer Sharon Vaughan and Cathy Jordan, is tender and moving; while "My Bride And I" is a hauntingly enigmatic tale written by Canadian Dan Frechette, featuring Steve Wickam's skillful string arrangement. For those who like their traditional music fast and furious, Dervish prove their muster with their trademark high-energy instrumentals ably aided and abetted by Triona and the inspirational Rick Epping among others. In essence this is a beautifully crafted album; a multi-facetted amalgamation of influences, traditional and contemporary, showing Dervish at their best a band constantly reinventing themselves and exploring new musical territory while keeping in touch with their traditional roots.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves
  3. The Coolea Jigs
  4. My Bride And I
  5. The Cat She Went A-Hunting
  6. The Bealtine Set
  7. Grainne
  8. Heading Home
  9. The Queen And The Soldier
  10. The Masters Return
  11. Lord Levett
  12. The Jolly Tinker
  13. Cruachan Na bPaiste
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