Atlantic Bridge - TARA 3019
Davy Spillane

Album Sleevenotes

 

Tracks

 
Audio Samples
(1) Davy's Reels
(2) Atlantic Bridge
(3) Daire's Dream
(4) Tribute to Johnny Doran
(5) O'Neill's Statement
(6) By the River of Gems
(7) Sliverish
(8) The Pigeon On the Gate
(9) In My Life
(10) Lansdowne Blues

 
 
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Album
Format
Pipedreams
Shadow Hunter
Atlantic Bridge
Out Of The Air
EastWind - with Andy Irvine
The Storm with Moving Hearts

 

 

Sleevenotes & Audio Clips
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Third Party Sites
Thistle & Shamrock Interview

 

Sleeve Notes

MUSICIANS

Davy Spillane - Uilleann Pipes / Low Whistles / Hammer Dulcimer / Surprise Guitar.
Albert Lee - Electric and Acoustic Lead Guitar / Piano.
Bela Fleck - 5-String Banjo / Acoustic Guitar.
Jerry Douglas - Dobro.
Greg Boland - Electric and Acoustic Guitars.
Eoghan O'Neill - Electric Bass / Fretless Bass / Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals.
Christy Moore - Bodhran.
Noel Eccles - Percussion.
John Donnelly - Drums

Albert Lee appears courtesy of MCA Records.
Jerry Douglas appears courtesy of MCA Records.
Bela Fleck appears courtesy of EMI America.
Noel Eccles appears courtesy of RTE Symphony Orchestra.

Produced by : P.J. Curtis
Arranged by : Eoghan O'Neill
Engineered by : Andrew Boland
Assistant Engineer : Catherine Considine
Recorded and mixed at : Lansdowne Studios - Dublin.
Additional Recording : Windmill Two -Dublin
Engineer : Pearce Dunne
Mixed by : P.J. Curtis, Eoghan O'Neill and Andrew Boland

Track Notes

1. Davy's Reels (D. Spillane)
Musicians:
Davy Spillane - Uilleann Pipes
Albert Lee - Lead Guitar
Greg Boland - Electric Rhythm Guitar
Eoghan O'Neill - Bass /Acoustic and Highstring Rhythm Guitars
Christy Moore- Bodhran
Noel Eccles - Percussion
John Donnelly - Drums

2. Atlantic Bridge, (D. Spillane)
Musicians:
Davy Spillane - Uilleann Pipes / Low Whistle
Bela Fleck -5-String Banjo
Jerry Douglas - Dobro
Eoghan O'Neill - Bass /Acoustic and Highstring Rhythm Guitars
Christy Moore - Bodhran
Noel Eccles - Percussion

3. Daire's Dream (D. Spillane)
Musicians:
Davy Spillane - Low Whistle
Bela Fleck - Acoustic Guitar
Jerry Douglas - Drobo
Greg Boland - Electric Guitar
Eoghan O'Neill - Fretless Bass
Noel Eccles - Percussion

4. Tribute to Johnny Doran (Trad. D. Spillane)
Musicians:
Davy Spillane - Solo Uilleann Pipes

5. O'Neill's Statement (E. O'Neill)
Musicians:
Davy Spillane - Uilleann Pipes / Low Whistle
Albert Lee - Lead Guitar / Piano
Greg Boland - Electric Rhythm Guitar
Eoghan O'Neill - Bass / Acoustic and Highstring Guitars
Christy Moore - Bodhran
Noel Eccles - Percussion
John Donnelly - Drums

6. By the River of Gems, (Arr. D. Spillane / E.O'Neill / P.J. Curtis)
Musicians:
Davy Spillane - Uilleann Pipes / Low Whistle
Bela Fleck -5-String Banjo
Jerry Douglas - Drobo
Eoghan O'Neill - Bass / Fretless Bass / Acoustic and Highstring Guitars
Noel Eccles - Percussion

7. Sliverish (B.Fleck)
Musicians:
Davy Spillane - Uilleann Pipes
Bela Fleck -5- String Banjo
Jerry Douglas - Dobro
Eoghan O'Neill - Kneesophone

8. The Pigeon On the Gate (D.Spillane / E. O'Neill)
Musicians:
Davy Spillane - Uilleann Pipes
Albert Lee - Lead Guitar
Greg Boland - Electric Rhythm Guitar
Eoghan O'Neill - Bass
Christy Moore - Bodhran
Noel Eccles - Percussion
John Donnelly - Drums

9. In My Life (J.Lennon / P.McCartney)
Musicians:
Davy Spillane - Low Whistle / Hammer Dulcimer
Albert Lee-Electric Lead Guitar / Acoustic Guitar
Greg Boland - Spanish Guitar / Electric Rhythm Guitar
Eoghan O'Neill - Bass / Acoustic Guitar / Vocals
Noel Eccles - Percussion

10. Lansdowne Blues, (D.Spillane / A.Lee / G. Boland / E. O'Neill / J. Donnelly).
Musicians:
(For Declan McNelis)
Davy Spillane - Uilleann Pipes / Low Whistle
Albert Lee - Lead Guitar
Greg Boland - Lead Guitar
Eoghan O'Neill - Bass
John Donnelly - Drums

Music is like an endless river of energy, continuously seeking to flow in new directions, flowing in new paths, finding new means of expression.

At the sessions from which this album came I was honoured to witness several different styles of music meeting: Irish traditional, contemporary, bluegrass and country-rock. They merged happily to find new dimensions in music which resulted form those meetings.

Thank you Albert, Bela, Christy, Eoghan, Greg, Jerry, John, Noel and of course, Davy for giving so generously of your talents and ideas, for breaking new ground and old barriers, and making a dream come true.
I hope that you, the listener, find the music on this album as fresh, vital and exciting as I do.
Listen and enjoy.

P.J. Curtis.

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