Colm Ó Snodaigh – Giving (2008)

Colm Ó Snodaigh - Giving (2008)
Artist: Colm Ó Snodaigh
Album: Giving
Label: Kila Records
Year Of Release: 2008
Format: FLAC (tracks)
01 – Adieu (3:42)
02 – Fós Liom Féin (4:47)
03 – We’ve Changed (4:05)
04 – Leochaileach Arís (4:37)
05 – Ró Lón – Roll On (3:24)
06 – Sweet Child (4:01)
07 – So Long (4:03)
08 – Uaireannta (4:49)
09 – Passing Through (3:33)
10 – Giving (3:00)
11 – Maybe It’s Me (3:10)
12 – Is Tú Mo Ghrá (2:57)
13 – Na Fir Fada (3:15)


Colm O’Snodaigh – Vocals, Guitars, Effects, Sax, Flute & B/vocals
Richie Buckley – Sax
Hugh Buckley & Eoin O’Brian – Guitar
Conor Murray – Drums
Martin Brunsden – Bass & Saw
Shea Fitzgerald – Keyboards, Guitars, Effects, e-Bow & Bass
Dee Armstrong – Fiddle
Colm Mac Con Iomaire – Fiddle
Robbie Perry – Cymbals & Percussion
Fiachna O’ Braonian
Kevin Strong – Organ
Lisa Hannigan, Marie Doyle Kennedy & Nina Hynes – B/vocals
Hugh Byrne – Drums
Liam O’Maonlai – Piano, Keyboards & B/vocals
Dave Fleming & Brian Hogan – Bass
Ronan O’Snodaigh – Bodhran
Trini Armstrong – Piano

The only thing that’s ‘Kila-ish’ here is calling the first track ‘goodbye’; well that and the all-round atmosphere of the album.
It’s all very atmospheric and very hard to categorise (put in a box). The one thing that came into mind is ‘the thinking Gaels’ male version of Nora Jones’.
Very relaxing, very listenable. Soulful.

‘Giving’ is the long-awaited solo album from Kila’s Colm O’Snodaigh. It is a collection of thirteen self-penned songs in English and in Irish. It is full of stark beauty, majestic soundscapes, honest emotion and gentle reflection.
Guest appearing on the album are fellow members of Kila, Ronan O’Snodaigh, Dee Armstrong and Brian Hogan, singers Maria Doyle Kennedy, Lisa Hannigan and Nina Hynes, Irish Jazz stalwarts Richie and Dave Fleming to Rock musicians Fiachna O’Braonain and Liam O’Maonlai (Hothouse Flowers) and Frames fiddle player Colm MacConlomaire.

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