Sean-Nós Nua

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Sean-Nós Nua
Studio album by Sinéad O'Connor
Released 8 October 2002
Genre Folk
Length 66:06
Label Vanguard
Producer Dónal Lunny, Alan Branch, Adrian Sherwood, Sinéad O'Connor
Sinéad O'Connor chronology
Faith and Courage
(2000)
Sean-Nós Nua
(2002)
She Who Dwells...
(2003)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (65/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Billboard (favorable)[3]
Blender 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (6.3/10)[6]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[7][1]
Q 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Uncut 1/5 stars[1]

Sean-Nós Nua is the sixth full-length album by Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor. It consists of traditional Irish songs, the title meaning "new old-style" and also referring to the popular style of traditional Irish music Sean-nós .

The album sold 225,000 copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Peggy Gordon"   Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, C.V. Lunny, O Geibheannaigh, Wickham, Shannon 5:38
2. "Her Mantle So Green"   Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, O Geibheannaigh, Shannon, Branch, Kelly 5:35
3. "Lord Franklin"   Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, A. Maxwell, C.V. Lunny, Branch, Wickham, Lockett 4:59
4. "The Singing Bird"   Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, Shannon, Wickham, Branch, O Geibheannaigh 4:27
5. "Óró Sé do Bheatha 'Bhaile"   Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, Branch, A. Maxwell, Ogilvie 3:19
6. "Molly Malone"   Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, C.V. Lunny, A. Maxwell, B. Alexander 3:32
7. "Paddy's Lament"   Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, Branch, Shannon, A. Maxwell, B. Alexander, Professor Stretch 5:26
8. "The Moorlough Shore"   Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, B. Alexander, Branch, Kiely, O'Neill, A. Maxwell 5:25
9. "The Parting Glass"   Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, Branch, C.V. Lunny, Kiely 4:31
10. "Báidín Fheilimí"   Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, Ogilvie, Branch, A. Maxwell 3:20
11. "My Lagan Love"   Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, Branch, A. Maxwell, Wickham, Professor Scretch, Lockett 4:42
12. "Lord Baker (with Christy Moore)"   Trad. Arr.: Moore, Lunny, O'Connor 11:38
13. "I'll Tell Me Ma"   Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, Kiely, Wickham, Branch 2:21

Personnel[edit]

  • Sinéad O'Connor - vocals
  • Dónal Lunny - acoustic guitar, bouzouki, keyboard, bodhran, bodhran bass
  • Steve Wickham - fiddle (except tracks 7, 12 and 13), mandolin, banjo
  • Sharon Shannon - accordion
  • Alan Branch - percussion on track 12
  • Abdullah Chhadeh - Quanun
  • Nick Coplowe - Hammond organ
  • Pete Lockett - percussion (except tracks 1, 9, 12 and 13)
  • Cora Venus Lunny - violin on tracks 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7
  • Kieran Kiely - keyboards, accordion on 9
  • Skip McDonald - electric guitar
  • Christy Moore - vocals on track 12
  • Rob O Geibheannaigh - flute, strings, tin whistle, piano on 9, guitar on 3, banjo on 1 & 4
  • Carlton "Bubblers" Ogilvie - drums, bass, piano
  • Bernard O'Neill - acoustic bass
  • Professor Stretch - drum and bass programming

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 139
U.S Top Independent Albums 6
U.S Top World Albums [1] 1
U.S Top Independent Albums 21
French Album Charts 69
Swiss Album Charts 67
Austrian Album Charts 29
Dutch Album Charts 93
Belgian Album Charts (Flanders) 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Critic Reviews for Sean-Nós Nua". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  2. ^ Doerschuk, Robert L. "Sean-Nós Nua - Sinéad O'Connor". Allmusic. 
  3. ^ "Sinead O'Connor: Sean-Nós Nua". Billboard. October 19, 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-10-21. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  4. ^ Hermes, Will (2002-10-11). "Sean-Nos Nua Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  5. ^ Hilburn, Robert (2002-10-06). "Jurassic 5's Power Surge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  6. ^ Richardson, Mark (2003-01-15). "Sinead O'Connor: Sean-Nós Nua". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  7. ^ Levenfeld, Ari (2003-02-07). "Sinead O'Connor: Sean-Nos Nua". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  8. ^ Miles, Milo (2002-09-25). "Sean-Nos Nua". Rolling Stone. 

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