Blackwater (Altan album)

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Studio album by Altan
Released 5 April 1996
Studio Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Genre Celtic
Length 39:33
Label Virgin
Producer Altan and Brian Masterson
Altan chronology
Island Angel
Runaway Sunday
Singles from Blackwater
  1. "Blackwater"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Blackwater is the fifth studio album by Altan, released in April 1996 on the Virgin Records label. Three of the songs are sung in Irish. "Ar Bhruach Na Carraige Baine" is sung partly in English and in Irish. "Blackwaterside" is sung in English. The final tune is a tribute to Frankie Kennedy written by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh herself.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Johnny Boyle's/King of the Pipers" (Jigs) (Trad/Trad) (Instr) - 3.30
  2. "Dark Haired Lass/Biddy From Muckross/Sean Maguire's" (Reels) (Trad/Trad/Trad) (Instr) - 2:51
  3. "Stór, A Stór, A Ghrá" (song) (Traditional) (Irish) - 2:51
  4. "Strathspey/Con McGinley's/The Newfoundland Reel" (Strathspey and Reels) (Trad/Trad/Trad) (Instr) -3:11
  5. "Tá Mé 'Mo Shuí (I am awake)" (song) (Traditional) (Gaelic) - 4:08
  6. "An Gasúr Mor/Bunker Hill/Dogs Among the Bushes" (Hornpipe and Reels) (Trad/Trad/Trad) (Instr) - 2:36
  7. "Molly Na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin (The curly haired Molly)"(song) (Traditional) (Irish) - 4:57
  8. "Jenny Picking Cockles/Farewell to Leitrim/John Doherty's" (Reels) (Trad/Trad/Trad) (Instr) - 2:41
  9. "Ar Bhruach Na Carraige Báine" (song) (Traditional) (sung in English and Irish) - 2:38
  10. "The Dance of the Honeybees" (hornpipe) (Charlie Lennon) (Instr) - 3:24
  11. "Blackwaterside" (song) (Traditional) (English) - 3:43
  12. "A Tune for Frankie" (jig) (Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh) - 3:25



Guest musicians[edit]


  • Brian Masterson – Producer, Engineer
  • David Scheinmann – Photography
  • The Design Corporation – Design


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Blackwater at AllMusic

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