July 20th 2000 saw the release of "Mosaic" the eagerly awaited second album, from piano accordionist Alan Kelly, on the Tara Music label. Produced by guitarist Arty McGlynn, "Mosaic" features many new compositions from both Alan and Arty, as well as traditional music from Scotland, Finland and of course Ireland.
Alan is joined on the album by some of Ireland's leading traditional and contemporary musicians including: Arty McGlynn - Guitar Nollaig Casey - Fiddle/viola Rod McVey - Hammond, keyboards James Blennerhasset - Upright bass Liam Bradley - Drums, percussion John Kelly - Flute Jimmy Higgins - Bodhran Sean Smyth - Fiddle Jesse Smith - Fiddle Richie Buckley - Saxophone Daniel Healy - Trumpet Mike Nolan - Trumpet
In 2001 Mosaic was nominated as 'Best Crossover Album' by Irish Music magazine.
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Also on July 20th, Alan with his Band officially launched the new album with a concert at the Warwick Hotel, as part of the Galway Arts Festival. Musicians appearing on the night were, Arty McGlynn, Rod McVey, James Blennerhasset, Liam Bradley, John Kelly, Frank Kilkelly, Richie Buckley and Daniel Healy."Kelly's stunning debut places him in league with the best piano accordionists in the world. Believe the hype."
Irish Voice, New York"this was a brilliantly talented, effortless and exuberant performance."