Annotation

All tracks in Scottish Gaelic expect 4 (Bulgarian), 5 (Serbian) & 8 (French, based on a Breton tune).

Other instruments and vocals:

  • Track 1: Chris Birkett, laúd (cittern); Nico Miranda, 6-string fretless bass guitar
  • Track 2: Chris Birkett, keyboard flute (melodica); Nico Miranda, 5-string fretless bass guitar
  • Track 3: Chris Birkett, keyboard drone; "wail of desperation"
  • Track 4: Chris Birkett, pow wow toms (tom-tom), wobble board, thumb percussion; Nico Miranda, 5-string fretless bass guitar
  • Track 5: Chris Birkett, laúd (cittern), floor toms, pow wow drum, keyboard drone; Nico Miranda, 6-string fretless bass guitar
  • Track 6: Ian Plested, keyboard drone
  • Track 7: Chris Birkett, whistling, keyboard trumpet, African concussion rattlers; Nico Miranda, 5-string bass guitar
  • Track 8: Talitha MacKenzie, dancing feet; Chris Birkett, sheep bleats, keyboard flute (melodica); James MacDonald Reid: Scottish pipe chanter; Nico Miranda, 4-string & 6-string fretless bass guitar; Jan Birkett, dancing feet
  • Track 9: Talitha MacKenzie: keyboard piano; Chris Birkett, African drum
  • Track 10: Chris Birkett, bowed sitar; Jim Birkett, recording of a crackling fire; May Birkett, rocking chair
  • Track:11 Talitha MacKenzie, keyboard horns; Chris Birkett, laúd (cittern); James MacDonald Reid: Scottish pipes
Annotation last modified on 2016-10-11 04:44 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Fill Iù O 2:52
2 3 Things 6:25
3 Fionnaghuala 1:34
4 Hopa! 2:41
5 Ajde Jano 2:43
6 Fear A' Bhàta 4:13
7 Saor An T-Sàbhaidh 3:48
8 Changerais-Tu? 3:20
9 Spiorad 4:44
10 Griogair 4:41
11 A Fhleasgaich Òig 3:32

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Chris Birkett (tracks 1–5, 8)
fiddle:
François "Bubu" Boirie (tracks 8–9)
fiddle [fiddle drone]:
laúd:
Chris Birkett (tracks 1, 5, 11)
other instruments [Birksted wombat wobbleboard]:
Chris Birkett (track 4)
other instruments [drone] programming:
Chris Birkett (track 10)
other instruments [programmed drone] and percussion [programmed percussion] programming:
Chris Birkett (track 9)
shakers:
Chris Birkett (tracks 1–3, 7–9)
cymbal:
Chris Birkett (tracks 5, 9)
drums (drum set) [drum kit]:
Chris Birkett (tracks 1, 4, 7–8)
bass guitar [5-string bass guitar]:
Nico Miranda (track 7)
treble recorder / alto recorder [alto recorder]:
Talitha MacKenzie (tracks 6, 10)
trumpet [keyboard trumpet and drone]:
Chris Birkett (track 7)
bagpipe [gajda]:
bagpipe [Scottish pipes]:
musical saw [saw]:
Chris Birkett (track 7)
effects [sheep bleats]:
Chris Birkett (track 8)
cowbell:
Chris Birkett (track 1)
strings:
Chris Birkett (track 2)
cabasa:
Chris Birkett (tracks 5, 9)
keyboard bass:
Chris Birkett (track 1)
chimes:
Talitha MacKenzie (track 9)
tambourine:
Chris Birkett (tracks 1–2, 8)
mbira [kalimba]:
Chris Birkett (track 1)
flute:
Talitha MacKenzie (track 9)
acoustic fretless guitar [6-string fretless guitar]:
Nico Miranda (track 5)
electric violin:
triangle:
Chris Birkett (track 2)
bass:
Chris Birkett (track 3)
practice chanter [Scottish pipe chanter]:
electric guitar:
Chris Birkett (tracks 2, 4, 7–9)
tom-tom [floor toms]:
Chris Birkett (track 5)
tom-tom [pow wow toms]:
Chris Birkett (track 4)
didgeridoo [didjeridoo]:
Gerlof Lenten (track 7)
melodica [keyboard flute]:
Chris Birkett (tracks 2, 8)
percussion:
Chris Birkett (track 3)
percussion [programmed percussion] programming:
Chris Birkett (tracks 2, 4, 7–8)
percussion [thumb percussion]:
Chris Birkett (track 4)
foot stomps [dancing feet]:
Jan Birkett (track 8)
Talitha MacKenzie (track 8)
sitar [bowed sitar]:
Chris Birkett (track 10)
keyboard:
Talitha MacKenzie (track 4)
keyboard [keyboard drone]:
Chris Birkett (tracks 3, 5)
Ian Plested (track 6)
keyboard [keyboard horns]:
Talitha MacKenzie (track 11)
keyboard [keyboard piano]:
Talitha MacKenzie (track 9)
fretless bass [4-string fretless bass guitar]:
Nico Miranda (track 8)
fretless bass [5-string fretless bass guitar]:
Nico Miranda (tracks 2, 4)
fretless bass [6-string fretless bass guitar]:
Nico Miranda (tracks 1, 8)
alto saxophone:
Bimbo Acock (track 7)
saxophone:
Bimbo Acock (track 1)
unspecified drum [African drum]:
Chris Birkett (track 9)
unspecified drum [pow wow drums]:
Chris Birkett (track 5)
handclaps [claps]:
Chris Birkett (track 4)
Nico Miranda (track 4)
Ian Plested (track 4)
shaken idiophone [African concussion rattlers]:
Chris Birkett (track 7)
accordion:
Chris Birkett (tracks 1, 8)
Talitha MacKenzie (track 4)
harpsichord:
Talitha MacKenzie (track 11)
darbuka [darabuka]:
Chris Birkett (tracks 3–4, 8)
marimba:
Chris Birkett (track 1)
bell:
Chris Birkett (track 10)
kaval:
Irish harp / clàrsach [clàrsach]:
Talitha MacKenzie (tracks 9–10)
tenor saxophone:
Bimbo Acock (track 7)
congas:
Chris Birkett (tracks 1–2, 7)
congas [conga]:
Chris Birkett (track 5)
sampler [sampled Hlubis and Gumboot dancers]:
Chris Birkett (track 7)
arranger:
Chris Birkett (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11)
Talitha MacKenzie (tracks 1–11)
background vocals [backing vox]:
Chris Birkett (tracks 1–2, 8)
composer:
Talitha MacKenzie (track 2)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1–5, 7–11)
editor:
Ian Plested (tracks 1–11)
engineer:
Chris Birkett (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11)
Ian Plested (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11)
lyricist:
Talitha MacKenzie (tracks 1–3, 5, 9)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 2–3, 5, 7–8, 10–11)
mixer:
Chris Birkett (tracks 7–8, 10)
Ian Plested (tracks 7–8, 10)
Paul Wickliffe (tracks 1–6, 9, 11)
other vocals:
Chris Birkett (track 2)
other vocals [shout]:
Talitha MacKenzie (track 4)
other vocals [vocal percussion]:
Chris Birkett (track 1)
other vocals [wail of desperation]:
Chris Birkett (track 3)
other vocals [whisper vox]:
other vocals [whistling]:
Chris Birkett (track 7)
producer:
Chris Birkett (tracks 1–11)
vocals:
Talitha MacKenzie (tracks 1–3, 5–11)
samples:
later translated versions:
Fear a' Bhàta (Basque version) (track 6)
Fear a' bhàta (English version) (track 6)
later versions:
Fear an Bháta (The Boatman) (Connie Dover version) (track 6)
recording of:
3 Things (track 2)
A Fhleasgaich Òig (track 11)
Ajde Jano (track 5)
Changerais-Tu? (track 8)
Fear a' bhàta (Scots Gaelic original) (track 6)
Fill Iù O (track 1)
Fionnaghuala (track 3)
Griogair (track 10)
Hopa! (track 4)
Spiorad (track 9)

Release

mastering:Robert Vosgien
ASIN:US: B000000E5C [info]