"The Diamond Mountain Sessions" - Sharon Shannon

20 October 2000 - Grapevine Records (cat CD 324 870)
Album cover
    Track Listing:

  1. A Costa De Galicia (w/Carlos Nuņez)
  2. The Galway Girl (w/Steve Earle)
  3. The Diamond Mountain
  4. Slan Le Van
  5. The Four Jimmys
  6. A Man Of Constant Sorrow (w/Jackson Browne)
  7. Say You Love Me
  8. The Pernod Waltz
  9. The Hounds Of Letterfrack
  10. On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain* (w/Hothouse Flowers)
  11. Love Love Love
  12. Jota Do Porto Do Cabo (w/Carlos Nuņez)
  13. Fire In The Bellies
  14. Northern Lights

    * Liam O'Maonlai (vocals, piano, whistle), Peter O'Toole (acoustic guitar), Fiachna O'Braonain (acoustic guitar), Sharon Shannon (accordian, fiddle)

Sharon, from the liner notes:
Every time I hear them I am completely swept away by the magic of Liam O'Maonlai and the Hothouse Flowers. I think that their music really cuts through another world entirely. I have been a huge fan ever since I first heart them and our paths continue to cross all the time. Liam has also frequented many of the sessions in Letterfrack (Co. Connemara) over the years. It means a lot to me that Liam, Peter and Fiachna are very much part of this album.

Liam, from the liner notes:
John Hoban gave this song to Sharon and Sharon passed it on to me. I had done a song called "The Lakes Of Pontchartrain" before so it was fitting to do this one. It is like a mirror image of 'The Lakes' as it tells the story from the estranged lovers perspective. This tune is from an old Irish waltz called 'I'll Remember You Love in My Prayers' and the words are by Hank Williams Snr and Ramona Vincent.


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