- Title:The Best of Altan: The Songs
- Style:Contemporary Celtic,Irish Folk,Celtic,Traditional Celtic
- Date of release:September 16, 2003
- Size FLAC version1190 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1288 megabytes
- Size WMA version1771 megabytes
- Formats:MIDI TTA DMF VQF AAC AIFF
Album · 2003 · 14 Songs. See All. Harvest Storm. Gleann Nimhe - The Poison Glen.
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The Best of Altan: The Songs. The Best of Altan: The Songs is an anthology of their non-instrumental work from their four records on the Virgin label. Each track features the heavenly voice of fiddler Maighread Ní Mhaonaigh and the lush instrumentation that has won the band international acclaim. Highlights include the rousing "Beidh Aonach Amárach" and the Robert Burns classic "Green Grow the Rushes. Girl From The North Country. Beidh Aonach Amárach (There's a Fair Tomorrow). Green Grow The Rushes. Gleanntáin Ghlas' Ghaoth Dobhair.
Altan are an Irish folk music band formed in County Donegal in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her husband Frankie Kennedy. The group were the first traditional Irish group to be signed to a major label when they signed with Virgin Records in 1994. The group has collaborated with Dolly Parton, Enya, The Chieftains, Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, and many others.
Though true fans will miss the inclusion of material from their five Green Linnet releases, The Best of Altan: The Songs is a moving anthology from one of Celtic music's most groundbreaking groups.
All the great songs and lyrics from the "The Best of Altan: The Songs" album ont he Web's largest and most authoritative lyrics resource. Altan is a common masculine Turkish given name used also as surnamea and a Mongolian given name. Altan means golden in Mongolian and dawn in Turkic.
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CreditsAltan - Primary Artist
Paul Brady - Vocals (Background)
Richie Buckley - Guest Artist, Saxophone
Bill Butt - Guest Artist, String Quartet
Byrne - Arranger
Stephan Conney - Bass, Guest Artist
Ciarán Curran - Arranger
Rich Denhart - Executive Producer
Jerry Douglas - Dobro, Guest Artist
Bob Dylan - Composer
Jimmy Higgins - Bodhran, Guest Artist
James "Hutch" Hutchinson - Bass, Guest Artist
Kelly - Arranger
Mark Kelly - Composer
Mike Kinsella - Guest Artist, Harmonica
Dónal Lunny - Arranger, Bouzouki, Guest Artist
Francis Mooney - Translation
Niamh Nelson - Guest Artist, String Quartet
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh - Arranger, Composer
Anna Ní Mhaonaigh - Guest Artist, Vocals
Trevor Sadler - Mastering
Alan Smale - Guest Artist, String Quartet
Daíthí Sproule - Arranger
Ciarán Tourish - Arranger
Traditional - Composer
Fiachra Trench - Guest Artist, String Arrangements
Chris Verespej - Art Direction, Design
Gillian Williams - Guest Artist, String Quartet
|1||Girl from the North Country Bob Dylan||Altan||3:28|
|2||Beidh Aonach Amárach (There's a Fair Tomorrow) Traditional||Altan||4:20|
|3||Green Grow the Rushes Traditional||Altan||3:58|
|4||Súil Ghorm Mark Kelly / Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh||Altan||2:42|
|5||Gleanntain Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair||Altan||3:25|
|6||Molly Na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin Traditional||Altan||2:36|
|7||I Wish My Love Was a Red Red Rose Traditional||Altan||3:50|
|8||Cuach Mo Lon Dubh Bui Traditional||Altan||3:02|
|9||The Pretty Young Girl Traditional||Altan||4:40|
|10||Ar Bhruach Na Carraige Báine Traditional||Altan||2:36|
|11||Eoghainín Ó Ragadáin Traditional||Altan||3:48|
|12||Ten Thousand Miles Traditional||Altan||3:05|
|13||'Stór, A Stór, A Ghrá Traditional||Altan||2:51|
|14||A Moment in Time||Altan||3:18|