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by Patrick Mangan

"Riverdance" fiddle soloist and All-Ireland champion Patrick Mangan delivers a fresh new album of all original, globally inspired Irish music.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Road to Shatili
2:52 $0.99
2. Queen Tamar's Court
4:01 $0.99
3. Summer Storm
3:16 $0.99
4. The Sunday Session
2:37 $0.99
5. Nati's Reel
2:55 $0.99
6. Gypsy Affair
3:48 $0.99
7. The Grafton Rambler
4:12 $0.99
8. September Sky
4:45 $0.99
9. Crossroads Tango
4:08 $0.99
10. Eastern Set
3:21 $0.99
11. St. Mark's Place Reels
3:26 $0.99
12. Until We Meet Again
3:55 $0.99
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Album Notes

Fiddler Patrick Mangan is from Brooklyn, New York, where the two-time All-Ireland champion studied with renowned fiddler and teacher Brian Conway. At sixteen, Patrick appeared in Riverdance – On Broadway, becoming the youngest fiddler in the show’s history. He currently tours with Riverdance as fiddle soloist and musical director.

Patrick has also toured with renowned Irish American vocalist Cathie Ryan, accordion virtuoso John Whelan, and Moya Brennan of Clannad fame. Noted Irish Echo and Wall Street Journal music critic, Earle Hitchner, has stated that he “embodies all that is admirable and durable about the Irish tradition in America.” Patrick has also been recognized for his own compositions, receiving first prize honors in the BMG sponsored World of Expression competition for his piece, “September Sky,” which is featured on Departures.


"Departures is a recording that has been thousands of miles in the making. As a touring musician, I have been fortunate enough to visit some of the farthest and most beautiful reaches of the earth. In a state of perpetual motion, I have departed from many places, but they have never departed from me. The sights, sounds, smiles, tastes, customs, cultures, and energies of these places have fundamentally shaped who I am, as a person and a musician. The compositions on this recording are reflective of my background rooted in the Irish tradition, and my musical outlook on the world. I hope you enjoy the journey." –Patrick Mangan, 2015


Patrick Mangan - Fiddle
with: Greg Anderson, Cormac de Barra, Johnny Cuomo, Matt Darriau, Dave Eggar, Steve Holloway, Avirodh Sharma, Tony Steele, Jason Sypher, Cillian Vallely, & John Whelan

1. The Road to Shatili
Greg Anderson (guitar), Steve Holloway (drums), Avirodh Sharma (tabla), Jason Sypher (bass), Cillian Vallely (low whistle)

2. Queen Tamar’s Court
Greg Anderson (guitar), Cormac de Barra (harp), Steve Holloway (percussion), Jason Sypher (bass), Cillian Vallely (low whistle)

3. Summer Storm (Summer Storm / The Rocky Waves)
Johnny Cuomo (guitar), Steve Holloway (bodhrán, drums), Jason Sypher (bass), Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes)

4. The Sunday Session (The Sunday Session / Departures)
Greg Anderson (bouzouki, guitar), Steve Holloway (bodhrán)

5. Nati’s Reel
Cormac de Barra (harp), Dave Eggar (cello)

6. Gypsy Affair
Greg Anderson (guitar), Dave Eggar (cello, piano), Steve Holloway (drums, percussion), Jason Sypher (bass)

7. The Grafton Rambler (What’ll It Be / The Liffey Swim / The Grafton Rambler)
Greg Anderson (guitar), Steve Holloway (bodhrán, drums), Jason Sypher (bass), John Whelan (accordion)

8. September Sky
Greg Anderson (acoustic, electric, bass guitars), Matt Darriau (clarinet), Steve Holloway (percussion)

9. Crossroads Tango
Greg Anderson (nylon string guitar), Dave Eggar (piano), Steve Holloway (drums), Jason Sypher (bass), John Whelan (accordion)

10. Eastern Set (Welcome to Zahesi / The Mountain Pass / Bonfire Dance)
Greg Anderson (bouzouki), Steve Holloway (percussion), Cillian Vallely (low whistle)

11. St. Mark’s Place Reels (Ghosts of New York / St. Mark’s Place)
Greg Anderson (guitar), Steve Holloway (bodhrán, drums), Tony Steele (bass guitar)

12. Until We Meet Again
Cormac de Barra (harp), Dave Eggar (cello)

Patrick Mangan – Fiddle
All tracks produced, written and arranged by Patrick Mangan.

Recorded by Dakota Bowman and Merle Chornuk at Atomic Sound, Brooklyn, NY
Additional recording at Globalstān Studios, Queens, NY; JW Records, Milford, CT; Loonymusik, Beacon, NY; and Pyramid Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Editing by Sean “Golden Child” Mangan at Grand Staff Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Mixing and additional editing by Jaimeson Durr, at Trakworx, South San Francisco, CA
Mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx, South San Francisco, CA
Back cover photo by Jimmy O’Kelly

Special thanks: My “executive producer” and inspiration Natia, Mom, Dad, Sean; all the incredible musicians who contributed so much to this recording—Greg, Cormac, Johnny, Matt, Dave, Steve, Avi, Tony, Jason, Cillian, and John; all my band mates and friends at Riverdance; Brian Conway, Bill Whelan, Tony DeMarco, Cathie Ryan, Moya Brennan, Hammerstep, Marianne Driscoll, Ethan Walker; Raisa Berger, Jimmy O’Kelly; and everyone else around the world who has inspired, supported, encouraged, and believed in me over the years.

Dedicated to the memory of my cousin Joe McGowan.



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