Artist Profiles: Moving Cloud

Moving Cloud

Moving Cloud was based mainly in Ennis, County Clare. This quintet was one of the finest traditional bands playing for dancing in Ireland in the 1990s. They were also a stellar concert band featuring five accomplished Irish musicians. The group played a wide variety of dance styles: jigs, reels, horn pipes, barn dances, clogs, waltzes, polkas and flings. Maeve Donnelly and Manus McGuire were former members of the group Buttons &Bows.

Musicians: Paul Brock (accordion and melodeon), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute) amd Carl Hession (piano).


Moving Cloud ‎(Green Linnet, 1995)
Foxglove ‎(Green Linnet, 1998)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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