Andy Cutting, Karen Tweed, Ian Carr, Chris Wood, Half As Happy As We


(1999) RUF Records RUFCD07


The quartet (or a "two Duos Quartet") is very interesting: the violin by Chris Wood creates  magic weaves with Andy Cutting's accordion. Simply beautiful is "Miss Hanora McNamara of Ballybunion," co-written with Karen Tweed. The CD was produced in collaboration with Oliver Knight, who is also the engineer overseeing the recording  at Panda Sound Studios. The design  is the work of Joe Pieczenko.


Un quartetto (o meglio un "2 duos quartet") davvero interessante: il violino di Chris Wood crea magici intrecci con la fisarmonica di Cutting. Semplicemente splendida è "Miss Hanoria McNamara of Ballybunion", composta insieme a Karen Tweed. Il CD è stato prodotto con la collaborazione di Oliver Knight che è anche l'ingegnere del suono che ha curato la registrazione negli studi della Panda Sound. I disegni della confezione sono opera di Joe Pieczenko.



1. Amberanna - 2. I feel a smile coming on - 3. Rain a sup/Going to the well for water - 4. The Shouter - 5. Miss Hanoria McNamara of Ballybunion/Robin’s/Waltz Harry Lane - 6. Olivers/Two Beers - 7. Reel/Reel de chicoutimi/La Belle Époque - 8. Through Lonesome Woods - 9. Planxty Madam Maxwell



Karen Tweed (Accordion) - Ian Carr (Guitar) - Andy Cutting (Melodeons) - Chris Wood (Fiddles, Guitar, Vocals)