Rubicon (The Duggans album)

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Studio album by The Duggans and Friends
Released 2005
Studio Cauldron Studios, Dublin, A-Trane Studios, Berlin
Genre Folk
Irish Traditional
Label MDM (MDMCD005)
Producer Ian Vance Melrose

Rubicon is the début studio album by The Duggans (brothers Noel and Padraig, members of Clannad). It was released in 2005.[1]

From the press release:

On this, their first solo album, they have gathered together friends made over the years for a remarkable collaboration of talents. They have, perhaps, travelled full circle.[2]

In an official interview on Clannad's official website, Padraig Duggan explains the song "Liza", which appeared on Clannad's debut album as well as on Rubicon. The song is used internationally in schools and on Summer Gaeltacht courses in Belfast, Donegal and further afield:

In the early 1970’s, Clannad won the Letterkenny Folk Festival with that song. I actually wrote it up on the roof of Leo's Tavern! I was up there for some reason with my guitar. It is an upbeat popsong, I suppose I was influenced by bands such as The Beatles. It was a unique song at the time - a popsong in Gaeilge! It proved popular in the local schools - the young people seemed to adopt it.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Báidín Fheilimidh"
  2. "Memories"
  3. "The Bird"
  4. "Fanann na Cnoic"
  5. "Away"
  6. "Tá Mo Chleamhnas a Dhéanamh"
  7. "Nóinín / The Mucky Duck"
  8. "The Rubicon"
  9. "Hughie"
  10. "Óró Se Do Bheatha Abhaile!"
  11. "Lúrabóg"
  12. "The Silent Spring"
  13. "An Saighdiúir Tréigthe"
  14. "Liza"
  15. "The Blue Stack Mountains"



  • Ciaran Byrne - mixing
  • Ian (Vance) Melrose - mixing
  • Jorg Surrey - engineer
  • Carol Wilson - graphic design
  • Sinéad Duggan - sleeve notes


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