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The New Shoes

Nuala Kennedy: The New Shoes (Compass 7 4452-2)

The New Shoes
Nuala Kennedy

Compass Records 7 4452-2 (CD, US, 1 February 2007)

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Produced by Bob Kenyan;
Mixed and mastered by Paul McGeechan


Nuala Kennedy: vocals, flute, tin whistle;
Marc Clement: guitar, vocals;
Julian Sutton: melodeon;
Claire Mann: flute, fiddle, whistle, vocals;
Cathal McConnell: vocals;
Mhairi Hall: piano;
Daniel Lapp: trumpet;
Mario Caribé: bass;
Donald Hay: percussion


  1. The Pink Flamingo: The Pink Flamingo Jig / Eight and Forty Sisters / The Return of the Whistles (4.21)
  2. Cáit i nGarráin a Bhile (3.41)
  3. Hop Jigs: Michael Gorman’s / Need Na Lochan (The Nest in the Lake) / Top the Candle (3.11)
  4. Dolphin School: Thane’s Hornpipe / La Ridé / Hip Hip Bourée (4.26)
  5. The Groves of Donaghmore (3.44)
  6. Over to Brittany: Là-bas dans la prairie / La valsounette (4.32)
  7. Erin on the Rhine / Through the Back Yard (6.29)
  8. Slippy: Co Ni Mire Ri Mairi? (Who’ll Dance with Mary) / Rogha Inion de Brun (Miss Brown’s Fancy) / Tar Suas Staighre Liom (Come Upstairs with Me) (3.28)
  9. Highlands and Islands: Francie Dearg’s Highland / Siùdaibh ‘Illean / Gabhaibh ‘M Port / Angus the Winemaker / Ward Allen’s (3.57)
  10. A Bhean Úd Thíos (4.03)
  11. The New Shoes: The Buddha’s Delight / Seachdain Nana Deuchainn (Exam Week) / El Paso (7.19)
  12. Nuala and Jane (3.54)

probably all tracks trad. except
Track 11a Julian Sutton;
Tracks 11bc Nuala Kennedy


The Nuala Kennedy Big Band (with Dana Lyn, Iain Macleod, Brian Kellock, Mario Caribe, Mike Bryan, Julian Sutton, Iain Copeland) perform the New Shoes set for ‘Tune In’ in January 2010:

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Behave the Bravest

Nuala Kennedy: Behave the Bravest (Under the Arch UTACD003)

Behave the Bravest
Nuala Kennedy

Under the Arch Records UTACD003 (CD, UK, 29 January 2016)

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Produced by Nuala Kennedy;
Mixed by Paul Savage, Chem 19, Glasgow;
Mastered by Adam Berg, Manifest Music, Santa Monica, LA;
Artwork by Amy Bogard;
Photography by Margaret Ryland;
Design by The 16K Design Works

Folk Radio UK review by Neil McFadyen


Nuala Kennedy: vocals, flute, whistles

Shona Mooney: fiddle;
Michael Bryan: guitar;
Donald Hay: drums, percussion;
Eamon O' Leary: guitar, bouzouki, vocals [1, 3, 5];
Johnny Connolly: button accordion [1, 3, 5];
Mathias Kunzli: drums, percussion [1, 3, 5];
Joe Philips: double bass [4-5, 8-10];
Paul Savage: percussion [2]


  1. Lovely Armoy (Roud 13541; Henry H9) (5.04)
  2. Hi Bonnet So Blue (4.07)
  3. Mo Bhuachaill Dubh Dhonn (My Brown Haired Boy) / Young Tom Ennis (jig) (5.15)
  4. Le Funambule (The Tightrope Walker) (instrumental) (5.22)
  5. Fair Annie of the Loch Royanne (Roud 49; Child 76; G/D 6:1226) (8.29)
  6. Úrchnoc Chéin Mhic Cáinte (The Fair Hill of Killen) (3.32)
  7. Glen Where the Deer Is / The Ivy Leaf / The Dublin Lasses (reels) (3.03)
  8. The Lion's Den / The Burning House (slow reel) (6.06)
  9. Death and the Lady (Roud 1031) (3.34)
  10. Muñeira de Paula / The Broken Lantern / Barralín (jigs) (4.38)

All tracks trad. except
Track 4 Gilles le Bigot;
Track 8 Brenda Stubbert;
Track 9 melody Shirley Collins;
Track 10a Xuaca Amieva;
Track 10b José Manuel Tejedor


Nuala Kennedy sings Lovely Armoy:

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