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Sunny Spells & Scattered Showers - Solas
Track Listing
  1. The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  2. Big Reel of Ballynacally/The High Hill/Flash Away the Pressing Gang
  3. Aililiú Na Gamhna
  4. Tom Busby's/James O'Byrne's/The Four Posts of the Bed
  5. Paddy Taylors/McFadden's Handsome Daughter/The Narrowback/Franks Reel
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  1. The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  2. Big Reel of Ballynacally/The High Hill/Flash Away the Pressing Gang
  3. Aililiú Na Gamhna
  4. Tom Busby's/James O'Byrne's/The Four Posts of the Bed
  5. Paddy Taylors/McFadden's Handsome Daughter/The Narrowback/Franks Reel
  6. The Unquiet Grave
  7. The Maid on the Shore
  8. Song of the Kelpie
  9. Mom's Jig/Bill Nicholson's 67th
  10. Primrose Lass/Molly from Longford/The Four Kisses
  11. Vanished Like the Snow
  12. Kilnamona Barndance/Give the Girl Her Fourpence/ My Maryanne
  13. Adieu Lovely Nancy
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It would be hard for Solas to top their eponymous debut album, and the group don't quite succeed, but they do present a wonderful follow-up nonetheless. Things are a bit more self-conscious and experimental this time around: Séamus Egan brings his banjo to the proceedings, playing it with an incredible rhythmic technique, and guest percussionist John Anthony bangs on drums from Europe, Africa, and Asia. The music, however, is still traditional, and that may keep the band from drifting off into worldbeat genericness. "The ...

Sunny Spells & Scattered Showers 1997, Shanachie Records

UPC: 016351781024

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