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A seamless blend of Celtic music, jazz, and classical chamber music has given Nightnoise their distinct sound. Nightnoise was initially conceived as a duo formed by Irish guitarist Mícháel Ó Domhnaill, formerly of Skara Brae and the Bothy Band, and classically trained American violinist Billy Oskay, shortly after Ó Domhnaill moved to Portland. The duo concept grew into a full ensemble when a demo tape by Oskay and Ó Domhnaill became the band's first album with the addition of clavinet player Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill and flute player Brian Dunning. Mícháel's sister, Tríona had previously played with her brother in Skara Brae, the Bothy Band, and Relativity, a group they shared with Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham and his accordionist/keyboardist brother, Phil. Ireland-born Dunning had played classical and jazz flute before moving to traditional folk music with the group Puck Fair. When Oskay left the band after the release of their fourth album, Johnny Cunningham seemed a natural replacement. Cunningham's expressive fiddling provided an extra edge to the band's arrangements. When he elected to leave the group following the release of their album The White Horse Sessions in 1997, he was replaced by John Fitzpatrick. In the late '90s, Nightnoise relocated to Ireland, where they started appearing weekly on Irish television show Brid Live, broadcast by RT1 in Dublin. The group supplied instrumental accompaniment for Japanese vocalist Mimori Yusa's album Mimori Yusa Meets Irish Superstars. Windham Hill commemorated the work of the band in 2006 by releasing Pure Nightnoise, a best-of collection. ~ Craig Harris
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Albums by
Nightnoise

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    13 songs

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    Something of Time

    13 songs

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    At the End of the Evening

    10 songs

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    A Different Shore

    12 songs

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    Shadow of Time

    3 songs

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    Endless Desire

    4 songs

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    I Cant Sleep EP

    16 songs

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    Pure Nightnoise

    10 songs

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    Nightnoise

    9 songs

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    The Parting Tide

    2 songs

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    Flashback/Mistery Night

    12 songs

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    White Horse Sessions


Top Songs by
Nightnoise

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  2.   Snow on High Ground
  3.   Toys Not Ties
  4.   Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  5.   Something of Time
  6.   Hugh
  7.   Night in That Land
  8.   The March Air
  9.   Bring Me Back a Song
  10.   Wexford Carol
  11.   Brid Óg Ní Mháille
  12.   Silky Flanks
  13.   The Flight into Egypt
  14.   Lully Lullay
  15.   An Irish Carol
  16.   Snow Is Lightly Falling
  17.   Mind the Dresser
  18.   Windell
  19.   Through the Castle Garden
  20.   Bleu
  21.   The Holly and the Ivy
  22.   Fionnghuala (Mouth Music)
  23.   The Tryst
  24.   This Just In
  25.   Another Wee Niece
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    Meditation Mix

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    Classical Holiday

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    Yoga Flow

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    New Age


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