Island Angel

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Island Angel
Island Angel.jpg
Studio album by Altan
Released July 1993
Recorded Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland, July 1993
Genre Celtic
Length 45:21
Label Green Linnet
Producer Brian Masterson and Altan
Altan chronology
Harvest Storm
(1992)
Island Angel
(1993)
Blackwater
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Island Angel is the fourth studio album by Altan, released in 1993 on the Green Linnet label. In 1995, Q included Island Angel in its publication "In Our Lifetime: Q's 100 Best Albums 1986–94", a list compiled to celebrate its 100th issue.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All arrangements are by Altan.

  1. "Tommy Peoples/The Windmill/Fintan McManus's" – 3:14
  2. "Bríd Óg Ní Mháille" – 5:00
  3. "Fermanagh Highland/Donegal Highland/John Doherty's/King George IV" – 4:06
  4. "An Mhaighdean Mhara" – 2:52
  5. "Andy de Jarlis/Ingonish/Mrs. McGhee" – 3:34
  6. "Humours of Andytown/Kylebrack Rambler/The Gladstone" – 3:15
  7. "Dúlamán" – 3:42
  8. "Mazurka" – 2:42
  9. "The Jug of Punch" – 3:29
  10. "Glory Reel/The Heathery Cruach" – 2:54
  11. "An Cailín Gaelach" – 3:24
  12. "Drumnagarry/Pirrie Wirrie/Big John's" – 3:29
  13. "Aingeal an Oileáin (Island Angel)" – 3:40

All titles are traditional except the following:

  • "The Windmill Reel" – composed by Ciaran Tourish
  • "Angeal An Oileáin/Island Angel" – composed by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh
  • "Humours of Andytown" – composed by Frankie Kennedy
  • "Fintan McManus's Reel" – composed by Fintan McManus
  • "The Kylebrack Rambler" – composed by Finbar Dwyer
  • "Andy de Jarlis/Ingonish/Mrs. McGhee" – composed by Mike McDougall

See tune identifications for this album at irishtune.info.

Personnel[edit]

Altan[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Brian Masterson and Altan – Producer
  • Brian Masterson – Engineer
  • Alister McMillan – Assistant Engineer
  • Colm Henry – Photography
  • Ross Wilson – Cover Image
  • Brian Wittman/Wittman Design – Design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Rick. Island Angel at AllMusic
  2. ^ "In Our Lifetime: Q's 100 Best Albums 1986–94". Q. London (100). January 1995.