Another Sky

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Another Sky
Studio album by Altan
Released 29 February 2000
Genre Irish Traditional
Length 49:32
Label Narada
Producer Altan
Altan chronology
Runaway Sunday
Another Sky
The Blue Idol
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Another Sky is the seventh studio album by Irish traditional band Altan. It was released in February 2000 on the Narada Productions label.

The title derives from a line in Steve Cooney's song "Island Girl", which Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh sings on the album with Cooney himself as accompanist. This album is a slight departure from previous Altan albums, in that there is a Bob Dylan song. The album also features the Scots language song, "Green Grow The Rushes" by Robert Burns. A video was released for the Irish track Beidh Aonach Amárach.

Another Sky was also mixed by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Gary Paczosa.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Beidh Aonach Amárach (There's a Fair Tomorrow)" (Trad. Irish) – 4:20
  2. "Green Grow the Rushes" (Trad. arr. Robert Burns) – 3:57
  3. "The King of Meenasillagh/Lamey's/The High Fiddle Reel" (Trad./Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh) – 2:49
  4. "Island Girl" (Steve Cooney) – 4:09
  5. "Eoghainín Ó Ragadáin" (Trad. Irish) – 3:48
  6. "Ten Thousand Miles" (Trad.) – 3:05
  7. "Gusty's Frolics/Con's Slip Jig/The Pretty Young Girls of Carrick/The Humours of Whiskey" (Trad.) – 5:07
  8. "Girl From The North Country" (Bob Dylan) – 3:28
  9. "The Verdant Braes of Screen" (Trad.) – 3:25
  10. "The Dispute at the Crossroads/Columba Ward's/ Siuns Reel" (Trad/Ciaran Tourish) – 3:18
  11. "Tiocfaidh an Samhradh (Summer Will Come)" (Trad. Irish) – 3:36
  12. "The Ookpik Waltz" (Trad.) – 4:47
  13. "The Waves of Gola" (Mark Kelly) – 3:44

See tune identifications for this album at

Album tracks performed live[edit]

Altan played live in concert the following tracks: "Green Grow the Rushes", "Eoghainín Ó Ragadáin", "Ten Thousand Miles", "Gusty's Frolics/Con's Slip Jig/The Pretty Young Girls of Carrick/The Humours of Whiskey", "The Dispute at the Crossroads/Columba Ward's/ Siuns Reel".



Guest musicians[edit]


  • Altan – Producer
  • Conal Markey – Engineer
  • Gary Paczosa – Mixer
  • Doug Sax – Mastering
  • Dave McKean – Design, illustration
  • Paul McCarthy – Band Photography
  • Jan Voster – Landscape Photography


  1. ^ Widran, Jonathan. Another Sky at AllMusic

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