Another Sky

Altan: Another Sky
  1. Beidh Aonach Amárach (There’s a Fair Tomorrow)
  2. Green Grow the Rushes
  3. The King of Meenasillagh / Lamey’s / The High Fiddle Reel
  4. Island Girl
  5. Eoghainín Ó Ragadáin
  6. Ten Thousand Miles
  7. Gusty’s Frolicks / Con’s Slip Jig / The Pretty Young Girls of Carrick / The Humours of Whiskey
  8. The Girl from the North Country
  9. The Verdant Braes of Screen
  10. The Dispute at the Crossroads/ Columba Ward’s / Siún’s Reel
  11. Tiocfaidh an Samhradh (Summer Will Come)
  12. The Ookpik Waltz
  13. The Waves of Gola

Another Sky is the Altan’s seventh studio album. It was released in 2000 on the Narada Productions label.

The title derives from a line in Steve Cooney’s song Island Girl, which Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh sings on the album with Cooney himself as accompanist. The album features the Scots language song, Green Grow The Rushes by Robert Burns, as well as Bob Dylan’s The Girl from the North Country. A video was released for the Irish track Beidh Aonach Amárach. (see below).

Altan – Producer
Conal Markey – Engineer
Gary Paczosa – Mixer
Doug Sax – Mastering
Dave McKean – Design, illustration
Paul McCarthy – Band Photography
Jan Voster – Landscape Photography


Track 6: Ten Thousand Miles

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, fiddle, vocals
Ciaran Tourish, fiddle, whistle, backing vocals
Dermot Byrne, accordion
Ciarán Curran, bouzouki
Mark Kelly, guitar, backing vocals
Dáithí Sproule, guitar, backing vocals

With: Bill Butt, Steve Cooney, Jerry Douglas, Jimmy Higgins, James ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, Mick Kinsella, Dónal Lunny, Neil Martin, Niamh Nelson, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Mick O’Brien, Bonnie Raitt, Alan Smale, Gillian Williams.

More recordings

  • Altan Donegal cd cover
  • Altan: The Gap of Dreams
  • Altan: The Widening Gyre
  • Altan: The Poison Glen
  • Altan 25th Anniversary Concert CD
  • Altan: Local Ground
  • Altan :The Blue Idol
  • Altan: Runaway Sunday
  • Altan: Blackwater
  • Altan: Island Angel
  • Altan: Harvest Storm
  • Altan: The Red Crow
  • Altan: Horse with a Heart
  • Altan: The First Album
  • Altan: The First Ten Years
  • The Best of Altan: The Songs