Doolin’ – Doolin’ (2016) [FLAC]

FLAC / Lossless / log / cue
Label/Cat#: Compass Records / TN 37212
Year: 2016

Doolin is France s premiere Celtic band and their self-titled debut for Compass Records is one of the freshest and most exciting Celtic records of the year. Natives of Toulouse, Doolin worked with legendary Irish guitarist John Doyle in the producer s chair to achieve a sound uniquely their own deeply rooted in traditional Celtic music but wonderfully flavored with French chanson, American roots music and even hip hop straight from the streets of Paris. The band traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to record the album and worked in the legacy studio now owned by Compass Records where the Outlaw Movement in country music took root in the late 1960s. The resulting experience infused DOOLIN with an infectious energy. The musical essence of the band is captured on the fiery The Road to Gleanntan , the gorgeous reflective character of Le Dernier Kouign Amann , the beautifully rendered Jacques Brel classic Amsterdam , with its evocative strains of accordion and French lyric, and culminates with the bold integration of rap and John Doyle s percussive guitar style on Sin ad O Connor s Famine . Collaborations with special guests Jerry Douglas (Dobro), John Doyle (guitar, bouzouki), Alison Brown (banjo), and Kenny Malone (percussion) brought stellar results on stand out tracks that include a reworking of the Steve Earle classic Galway Girl and Bob Dylan s Ballad of Hollis Brown

01 – Chanson Pour John
02 – Reel Africa
03 – The Galway Girl
04 – Le Dernier Kouign Amann
05 – Ballad Of Hollis Brown
06 – Mary’s Jigs
07 – Itinerant Singing Boy
08 – Sailing Across The Ocean
09 – The Road To Gleanntan
10 – Le Jupon Blanc
11 – Amsterdam
12 – Wind Her Up
13 – Famine