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Susan McKeown: Sweet Liberty

Susan McKeown: Sweet Liberty (World Village 468029)

Sweet Liberty
Susan McKeown

World Village 468029 (CD, USA, 2004)

Produced by Susan McKeown;
Recorded and mixed by Oliver Straus at Mission Sound Studios, Brooklyn, NY, in 2003;
Second engineer: Barb Vlahides;
Addtional recording by Pete de Boer at World Famous Studios, Williamsburg, NY, and by Jason Marcucci at Dubway Studios New York;
Mastered by Rick Rowe at Rick Rowe Mastering, New York;
Recorded at Giant Wafer Studios, The Labour Exchange, and NAM Studios;
Color photographs by John Francis Bourke;
Artwork and design by Stev Byram

Musicians

Susan McKeown, vocals, bodhrán [3];
Flook (Sarah Allen, alto flute; Brian Finnegan, flute; Ed Boyd, guitar; John Joe Kelly, bodhrán) [1];
Eamon O'Leary, guitar [2, 5];
Dana Lyn, fiddle [2, 5];
Lindsey Horner, bass [2, 8];
Aidan Brennan, guitar [3, 7-8];
Dee Armstrong, fiddle [3];
Joanie Madden, high and low whistles [3, 7];
Jon Spurney, harmonium [3, 7], piano [9];
Fadimata Walett Oumar, tinde, solo vocalist [5];
Ag Mohamed Aboubacrine, chorus, hand-clapping [5];
Idwal Ag Mohamed, tehardant (lute) [5];
Mohamed Issa Ag Oumar, guitar [5];
Issa Amanou, tehardant (lute), chorus [5];
Fatoumata Haidara, chorus, hand-clapping [5];
W. Mohamedun Fadimata, chorus, tinde, hand-clapping [5];
Walet Amounine Mama, chorus, hand-clapping [5];
Tafa Walett Alhousseini, imzad (violin), chorus [5];
Ramon Ponce Jr, guitar, guitarron, vihuela [6];
Gabino Samano, violin [6];
Israel Torres, trumpet [6];
Charlie Giordano, accordion [8];
Donogh Hennessy, whistles [10];
Johnny Cunningham, fiddle [10];
Oliver Straus, drum loop [10]

Tracks

  1. The Wee Birds All Have Come and Gone (Roud 419; Henry H593) / Fisherman's (3.01)
  2. Shamrock Green (Roud 1575) (5.48)
  3. Johnny Scott (Roud 63; Child 99; G/D 5:1013; Henry H736) (6.39)
  4. Oró Mhíle Grá (A Thousand Times My Love) (4.27)
  5. Sweet Liberty (Roud 15034; Henry H743) / Promenade (6.05)
  6. Eggs in Her Basket (Roud 377; G/D 2:307) (3.54)
  7. Fair Annie (Roud 5331) (3.30)
  8. Caledonia (Roud 5543; G/D 2:227; Henry H162) (3.48)
  9. The Winter It Is Past (Roud 583; G/D 6:1104) (6.20)
  10. When I Was on Horseback (Roud 2; Laws Q26) (4.22)

All tracks trad.