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Night Owl


Download links and information about Night Owl by Dolores Keane. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to World Music, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 52:51 minutes.

Artist: Dolores Keane
Release date: 2000
Genre: World Music, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 52:51
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No. Title Length
1. Dangerous Dance 4:12
2. The Wind That Shakes the Barley 4:18
3. New Deal 2:56
4. The Banks of the Nile 4:04
5. Dunlavian Green 5:11
6. Ballyroan 4:47
7. Aileen's Lament 5:37
8. Fare Thee Well a Stor 4:06
9. The Forger's Farewell 4:37
10. Jose 5:28
11. Make Me Want to Stay 3:53
12. The Night Owl (Homeward Turns) 3:42



Like Ralph Stanley and June Tabor, Dolores Keane is one of those rare singers whose voices mellow and improve rather than weaken with age. Also like June Tabor (though not like Ralph Stanley), she has broadened her stylistic range and her performing repertoire in recent years, still focusing on the traditional music of her native Ireland but also exploring themes from other cultures and tunes by modern songwriters. Night Owl opens on a somber note, with a despairing song apparently about the Northern Irish Troubles, and the mood is scarcely lightened at any point thereafter; there is a gorgeous rendition of the mournful "Wind that Shakes the Barley," one lament, two back-to-back farewells, a lover's plea, a tale of mass martyrdom, and a song inspired by the street urchins of Sao Paolo. By all rights this should be a terribly depressing album. But Keane's singing is such a joy, and the instrumental accompaniment so well arranged and expertly played, that every moment is a pleasure, if a bittersweet one. This is one of those albums you'll find yourself giving to friends as gifts.