Across The Pond | Kevin Griffin, Roger Burridge, Michael Shorrock and Quentin Cooper

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Kevin Griffin, Roger Burridge, Michael Shorrock and Quentin Cooper

by Across The Pond

Irish tradional music from the Mecca of Irish music, doolin, county clare. featuring lively jigs and reels by some of ireland's best featuring fiddle, banjo, mandolin and bouzouki.
Genre: World: Celtic
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1. Dawn
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2. Cook in the Kitchen
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3. Doon
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4. Broadway
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5. Pigeon On the Gate
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6. Mountain Top
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7. Dr. O'neill's
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8. Wilbur Hill Set
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9. Floggin' Reel
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10. The Echo
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11. Pinch of Snuff
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12. Sailor On the Rock
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Album Notes
Across the Pond consists of Roger Burridge (fiddle), Kevin Griffin (banjo), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki) and Quentin Cooper (guitar, mandolin and bass), from Doolin, County Clare, Ireland; the heart of Irish traditional music.

This cd is masterfully done by this quartet of brilliant musicians. It is one that you'll listen to time after time; that is the reaction of most people that have one!

Just released January 2002, the last cd was voted #5 for best recorded traditional albums in 2001 by the "Irish Voice;" you'll love this one!

Played regularly on irish radio stations! a dj on clare fm said "this cd will stand the test of time!"

banjo player Kevin Griffin is gaining national acclaim and is being hailed as one of the best players in Ireland now! John Carty loves his playing!!! Kevin lives in Doolin, County Clare and is a full time member of the Irish Coast Guard monitering mainly the Galway Bay area. He can also be caught playing at any of the 3 pubs in Doolin year round.
Roger Burridge has always been well know for his fiddle playing since a very early age. he was a full member of the famous English band "Fairport Convention" at the age of 17 years old!! Roger moved to Doolin, County Clare where he played for years with the likes of Tommy Peoples and many other musicians in the area.
Michael Shorrock played with the legendary Patrick Sky for many years touring America and Europe. On a tour through Ireland with Tom Paxton, Michael's first night (over 20 years ago!) he was brought to the town of Doolin to hear some good traditional music. There he met Roger and Kevin and decided to spend much time there! He has been back and forth the Atlantic over 50 times!
Quentin came on the scene many years later, but his varied talent was immediately recognized in the Doolin area and immediately fit in with the rest of the lads!!!
Across the Pond is planning their Europe tour for the end of winter and their USA tour for spring 2004.


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first class album
is there any need for commentary about this album ,play it over and over -would you want to turn it off excellent musicans playing all the best instruments - if this album does not get you to the floor you are probably dead

Clare Cronin

What can I say that hasn't already been said - this CD is absolutely brilliant. Great playing, high energy - you can't sit still whilst listening to it!

Ed Saultz

Hasn't been out of my CD player yet
As a learning Bodhran player I am greatful for this fabulous work. The tunes are lovely, the recording quality excellent, and the playing inspiring. Thank you, the passion is evident on this CD.


Inspirational banjo playing by Kevin. The rest of the instruments are great too but if you're a banjo player this is a must have. Get it now!

leo mannion

they still play this great cd on the air regularly here in county clare. best cd to exercise with that i've ever had. high energy, great playing.......this cd has it all. highly recommended!!!

Justine Garvey

Like being at a great session
I got this cd for my boyfriend, who is learning the tenor banjo, and it's given him a lot of ideas for tunes to learn. The playing is full of energy and the tunes are great!

simon wildman

these guys are serious!! the best i've ever heard!
ok, i love irish traditional music, and these guys are as good as i could ever image being. kevin griffin is brilliant of the banjo, and roger burridge on!!! he used to play with fairport convention, no slouch here! backing is fantastic, shorrock is one of the best on the bouzouki as talk has it, certainly substanciates it on this one. i saw him in boston with jimmy noonan, great energy. i highly, highly recommend this one! a+++++

Pierre-Claude Artus

Like playing in McGann's again
That CD brings back so many memories of Clare sessions.
Thank you Rodger & Kevin + Michaël & Quentin for transmitting the fun, excitement and lift that make the living spirit of Irish music.

lizzie connelly

these guys kick proverbial butt!!! this cd absolutely blew me away!! you want to hear real traditional irish music? get this cd, it is as good as it gets. they are great live, i caught them at mcgann's pub in doolin, clare (ireland) for the release party of this cd........unbelievable. ACROSS THE POND RULES.

Tamara Turner

Can't make it to Doolin this year?
Close your eyes and the sensations of a pub session will flood you; from the clouds of cigarette smoke burning your watery eyes to the jovial chuckling of rowdy lads to little drunk men dancing with bar stools to the smack smack of shoe soles peeling off of the sticky, Guinness-coated floors to the flick of the lights signaling, "Last Call!" This band knows how to package the trad session for those "Across the Pond." Coming to you from Doolin, County Clare, the Mecca of Irish music with a legendary reputation for hardcore trad, this ensemble will take you to the heart of the tiny town, fueled by banjos, fiddle, bouzouki, guitar, mandolin and bass.