Planxty: The Seville Suite - Kinsale to La Coruna

  • Seville Suite - Kinsale to La Coruna
    • 1992 - TARA 3030 CD
    • 1997 - Celtic Heartbeat UD53107 CD
  • Track List:
    1. Kinsale
    2. O'Donnell's Lament
    3. Pedro de Zuibiaur
    4. Fr. Conry's Jig
    5. Storm
    6. Coast of Galicia
    7. Road to la Coruña
    8. Caracena
    9. TIMEDANCE '92:
      1. Humours of Barrack Street
      2. Isercleran
      3. Ballymun Regatta
    10. Dún Briste

  • Musicians
    • Tracks 1-8
      • Uilleann Pipes: Davy Spillane
      • Accordion: Máirtín O'Connor
      • Bodhrán: Mel Mercier
      • Fiddle: Mairéad Nesbitt
      • Harp: Rodrigo Romani
      • Whistles and Galiçian Pipes: Xosé V. Ferreiros and Nando Casal
      • The RTE Concert Orchestra Leader, Alan Smale
    • Timedance '92
      • Uilleann Pipes: Liam O'Flynn
      • Bouzouki, Guitar, Bodhrán: Dónal Lunny
      • Bouzouki and Mandolin: Andy Irvine
      • Fiddle: Nollaig Casey
      • Piano, Keyboards and Keyboard Percussion: Bill Whelan
      • Strings - The Timedance string Ensemble Leader, Audrey Collins
    • Dún Briste
      • Whistle: Donál Lunny
      • Keyboards: Bill Whelan
      • Strings: The Timedance String Ensemble
  • Credits
    • The Seville Suite and Dún Briste were composed, orchestrated and produced by Bill Whelan
    • Timedance was arranged and produced by Dónal Lunny and Bill Whelan
    • The album was recorded by Brian Masterson at Windmill Lane Studios 1 and 3
    • The Seville Suite was conducted by Prionsías O'Duinn
    • Andy Irvine appears courtesy of Green Linnet Records Inc.
    • Milladoiro appears courtesy of Ion Productions
    • Design & Artwork: CREATIVE A.D.
    • © 1992 Tara Records Ltd.

Sleeve Notes (excerpts)

The album also features a re-recording of 'Timedance' which was performed by Planxty (including Bill) for the interval of the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest which was staged in Dublin. This re-recording features Planxty musicians Liam O'Flynn, Dónal Lunny and Andy Irvine as well as Nollaig Casey on fiddle.

"In 1981, RTE commissioned Dónal Lunny and myself to write a piece of music which would be used as the centrepiece for their presentation of Eurovision in that year. 'Timedance' was performed by Planxty and subsequently released as a single. This 1992 re-recording affords not only a pleasurable opportunity to reassemble most of those involved in the original, but also a chance to have a new look at the treatment - eleven years on. In the event, we decided to leave much as it was, but there is a new arrangement of 'The Ballymun Regatta'."

Bill Whelan