Waiting for an Echo

Waiting for an Echo

by SolasSolas


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Despite being recorded at studios all over the world, lauded contemporary Celtic collective Solas' seventh album is one of the more cohesive releases of their nearly 15-year career. Unlike 2003's more song-oriented Another Day, Waiting for an Echo focuses on the group's impressive instrumental prowess, deftly navigating traditional minefields like "Tom Sullivan's/Mick's Polka/The Newmarket Polka" and the lilting, self-penned "The Ballerina Jig," as well as atmospheric ballads like the magical "Doireann's Waltz." That's not to say that Solas have cashed in their pipes, as Mick McAuley takes a vocal turn on the lovely "Erin," while lead vocalist Deirdre Scanlan croons beautiful renditions of both "Silver Dagger" -- a traditional piece the group picked up from none other than Dolly Parton -- and Richard Shindell's "On a Sea of Fleur de Lis." Other highlights include "The Coconut Dog Morning Dew," featuring Spanish bagpiper Carlos Nunez, and a rousing -- if slightly tropical -- version of the traditional staple "The Ploughman." Waiting for an Echo is another outstanding collection from one of the genre's most enduring -- and adventurous -- acts.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2005
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351786029
catalogNumber: 78060
Rank: 86063

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Solas   Primary Artist
Seamus Egan   Bouzouki,Flute,Electric Guitar,Bodhran,Low Whistle,Guitar (Nylon String)
Michael Aharon   Piano,Guest Appearance
John Anthony   Percussion,Guest Appearance
Ben Wittman   Percussion,Drums,Guest Appearance
Winifred Horan   Fiddle,Background Vocals
Chico Huff   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass,Guest Appearance
Pancho Alvarez   Guest Appearance
Mick McAuley   Vocals,Button Accordion
Eamon McElholm   Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Deirdre Scanlan   Vocals
Xurxo Nunez   Percussion,Drums,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Richard Shindell   Composer
John Anthony   Engineer
John McCusker   Composer
Solas   Arranger
Robert Hakalski   Imaging
Casey Neill   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Michael Biello   Artwork
W. Horan   Composer
Mick Conneely   Composer
Pete Rydberg   Engineer
Arne Neurand   Engineer
Xurxo Nunez   Engineer

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