Harvest Storm

Altan: Harvest Storm
  1. Pretty Peg / New Ships A Sailing / The Bird’s Nest / The Man from Bundoran
  2. Dónal agus Mórag
  3. King of the Pipers
  4. Seamus O’Shanahan’s / Walking in Liffey Street
  5. Mo Choill
  6. The Snowy Path
  7. Drowsy Maggie / Rakish Paddy / Harvest Storm
  8. ‘Sí Do Mhaimeo Í
  9. McFarley’s / Mill na Maidí
  10. The Rosses Highlands
  11. A Nobleman’s Wedding
  12. Bog a’ Lochain / Margaree Reel / The Humours of Westport
  13. Dobbin’s Flowery Vale

“The word Altan means a “stream,” but “raging river” might better describe the career of this band. Harvest Storm was a watershed album, offering a solid mix of forward-looking idealism while holding fast to tradition. It earned the group numerous awards, and paired with Island Angel, may be the best work they’ll ever produce. They pay close attention to their Northern roots here. Songs like the title track and “Pretty Peg” attain high energy while the closing track, “Dobbin’s Flowery Vale,” remembers the power of the sad, subtle ballad. There’s no lack of history to their vision, and no lack of interest in the new sounds of Celtic music, but they were still staying above the coming tide of synthesized swoosh that defines Celtic music in the ’90s.” –Louis Gibson


Track 2: Dónal agus Mórag

  • Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, fiddle, vocals
  • Frankie Kennedy, flute, whistle, backing vocals
  • Ciaran Tourish, fiddle, whistle, backing vocals
  • Paul O’Shaughnessy, Fiddle
  • Ciarán Curran, Bouzouki, Bouzouki-Guitar
  • Mark Kelly, guitar, backing vocals
  • Dáithí Sproule, guitar, backing vocals.
  • With: Frieda Gray, Tommy Hayes, Dónal Lunny, Liam Ó Maonlaí
  • Brian Masterson and Altan – Producer
  • Brian Masterson – Engineer
  • Alister McMillan – Assistant Engineer
  • Colm Henry – Photography
  • Ross Wilson – Cover Image
  • Brian Wittman/Wittman Design – Design

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  • 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: Another Sky
  • Altan: Runaway Sunday
  • Altan: Blackwater
  • Altan: Island Angel
  • Altan: The Red Crow
  • Altan: Horse with a Heart
  • Altan: The First Album
  • Altan: The First Ten Years
  • The Best of Altan: The Songs