The Incident

The Incident

by BeogaBeoga


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One thing about Beoga's third album -- it's a very good-natured Irish beast. Yes, there's the abject sadness of "Mary Danced with Soldiers" for some variety, but most of the rest of this is upbeat and joyous, beginning with the raucous set of "Lamped." There's plenty of fabulous playing, as on "The Flying Golf Club" and the glorious "Fly Fishing," whose second half is delicious madness, while "The Bellevue Waltz" explodes into a huge swell of sound toward the end. Fiddler and singer Niamh Dunne turns in some sterling vocal performances on covers of Clifford T. Ward's gentle "The Best Is Yet to Come" (an ideal closer) and an unusual take on "Strange Things," transposing the gospel of Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Ireland in a far better way than it should. There are plenty of guests, but they never distract from the core, gleeful sound of the band, even when guest vocalist Ciaran Gribbin takes over singing chores on the hilarious "On the Way." They're equally comfortable on jigs, reels, waltzes and songs, complex but never convoluted. There's very little of the tradition on show, but it's all ineffably Irish -- and it all has a smile on its face.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/2009
Label: Compass Records
UPC: 0766397449920
catalogNumber: 4499
Rank: 148736

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beoga   Primary Artist
Liam Bradley   Piano,Keyboards,Triangle,Group Member
David Howell   Clarinet,Saxophone,Musician,Guest Appearance
Enda Walsh   Recorder
Mudd Wallace   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Musician,Guest Appearance
Aine Whelan   Background Vocals,Musician,Guest Appearance
Michael Keeney   Recorder
Sian Evans   Cello,Musician,Guest Appearance
Gareth Hughes   Bass,Musician,Guest Appearance
Joe Echo   Vocals
Hannah Murray   tin whistle
Eamon Murray   Percussion,Bodhran
Seán Óg Graham   Banjo,Bouzouki,Guitar,Accordion,Background Vocals
Brona Graham   Banjo
Claire Creelman   Harp
Niamh Dunne   Fiddle,Viola,Vocals
Linley Hamilton   Trumpet
Damian McKee   Accordion,Background Vocals,Button Accordion,Group Member

Technical Credits

Jackie Daly   Composer
Clifford T. Ward   Composer
Liam Bradley   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Paul Kennerley   Composer
Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Composer
Damian McKee   Composer
Enda Walsh   Engineer
Mudd Wallace   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Traditional   Composer
Michael Keeney   Engineer
Ciaran Gribbin   Composer
Joe Echo   Composer
Liam   Audio Production
Eamon Murray   Arranger,Audio Production
Seán Óg Graham   Arranger,Audio Production,Whistle
Niamh Dunne   Arranger
Damian McKee   Arranger

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