Sean-Nós Nua

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Sean-Nós Nua
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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, Kiely 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 - Low Whistle and Tin Whistle on 2, 7, 8, 9 & 13, 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
Australian Albums Chart[9] 61
Austrian Albums Chart 29
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 34
Dutch Albums Chart 93
French Albums Chart 69
Swiss Albums Chart 67
UK Albums Chart 52
US Billboard 200 139
US Top World Albums[10] 1

See also[edit]

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. 
  9. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  10. ^ [1]

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