Another Sky

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Another Sky
Studio album by
Released29 February 2000
GenreIrish Traditional
Altan chronology
Runaway Sunday
Another Sky
The Blue Idol
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1][a]

Another Sky is the seventh studio album by Irish traditional band Altan. It was released in February 2000 on the Narada Productions label.


The album title "Another Sky" derives from a line in Steve Cooney's song "Island Girl", which Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh sings on the album with Cooney himself as accompanist; this album is a slight departure from previous Altan albums, in that there is a Bob Dylan song. The album also features the Scots language song, "Green Grow The Rushes" by Robert Burns. A video was released for the Irish track "Beidh Aonach Amárach".

Another Sky was also mixed by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Gary Paczosa.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Beidh Aonach Amárach (There's a Fair Tomorrow)" (Trad. Irish) – 4:20
  2. "Green Grow the Rushes" (Trad. arr. Robert Burns) – 3:57
  3. "The King of Meenasillagh/Lamey's/The High Fiddle Reel" (Trad./Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh) – 2:49
  4. "Island Girl" (Steve Cooney) – 4:09
  5. "Eoghainín Ó Ragadáin" (Trad. Irish) – 3:48
  6. "Ten Thousand Miles" (Trad.) – 3:05
  7. "Gusty's Frolics/Con's Slip Jig/The Pretty Young Girls of Carrick/The Humours of Whiskey" (Trad.) – 5:07
  8. Girl From The North Country (Bob Dylan) – 3:28
  9. The Verdant Braes of Screen (Trad.) – 3:25
  10. "The Dispute at the Crossroads/Columba Ward's/ Siuns Reel" (Trad/Ciaran Tourish) – 3:18
  11. "Tiocfaidh an Samhradh (Summer Will Come)" (Trad. Irish) – 3:36
  12. "The Ookpik Waltz" (Trad.) – 4:47
  13. "The Waves of Gola" (Mark Kelly) – 3:44

See tune identifications for this album at

Album tracks performed live[edit]

Altan played live in concert the following tracks:

  • "Green Grow the Rushes"
  • "Eoghainín Ó Ragadáin"
  • "Ten Thousand Miles"
  • "Gusty's Frolics/Con's Slip Jig/The Pretty Young Girls of Carrick/The Humours of Whiskey"
  • "The Dispute at the Crossroads/Columba Ward's/ Siuns Reel"



Guest musicians[edit]


  • Altan – Producer
  • Conal Markey – Engineer
  • Gary Paczosa – Mixer
  • Doug Sax – Mastering
  • Dave McKean – Design, illustration
  • Paul McCarthy – Band Photography
  • Jan Voster – Landscape Photography



  1. ^ Allmusic errenously refers to 'Maircad Ni Mhaonaigh ' as the lead singer/violinist; they are mistaken and may have misspelled actual bandmember Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh's name. This is the case with many Allmusic reviews of Altan's music - other errenous 'variants' include 'Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill' [a wholly different person], 'Maighread Ní Mhaonaigh' and 'Maighread'.
  1. ^ Widran, Jonathan. Another Sky at AllMusic

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