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viccaspak i love this collective. had to wait a long time that something as got and mixed up as The Reindeer Section would come along. here it is. both albums are gold. Favorite track: Forest & The Squirell of Kyle-Na-No.
Stacey Emma
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Stacey Emma I love this album, and mourn that I can never see it performed live. Favorite track: No Maps No Compass.
Walter Carlton
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Walter Carlton My favorite accidental discovery of the year, opening my ears to the expansive musical world of John Haggis & co. Be sure to explore the older tracks on SoundCloud and get your hands on the fabulous "Return to Christiana" album if you can. Favorite track: Forest & The Squirell of Kyle-Na-No.
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Barry Quinn One of my favourite albums of 2012. Beautiful atmospheric soundscapes, lovely textures, every track is full of little subtle layers, even a few "songs" in there. Favorite track: The Great Silence of Snow.
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The album was inspired and made possible by those who happened to float through the Granny it's OK Studio in Waterford over the last year. Hence the name Band of Clouds.

Each track on the album has its own individual digital artwork,
which all download as bonus material with the album.


released March 16, 2012

This Long-Player was recorded by poets, musicians & human hearts.
Musicians include:

John Haggis : Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Keys & Dolcimer
Ray Kehoe : Guitars, Bass & Keys
Katie Kim : Vocals & Piano
Colly: Trumpet & Piano
Brendan O’ Brien : Percussion
John Murphy : Bass Swells
Richard Bolhuis : Banjo
Tony O’Keeffe : Banjo & Percussion
Le Cloosh : Additional Drums
Carol Cleary : Operatic Vocals
Kate Glavey : Vocal Tones
Deaf Joe : Spanish Guitar
John Murphy : Bass Swells
Arkansaw Alec Brown : Cello/ cuts
Jess Maderson : Cello long notes
Ian Chesnut : Acoustic Guitar
Martin Burns : Electric Guitar
Tommy Keating : Fiddle / cuts
Master Finn Solomon : Vocals & Melodica

Written, Recorded & Arranged by John Haggis and the Band of Clouds
Assitant Engineers Sarah E S Grimes, Mick O Reilly & Eoghan Sinnott
Captured at live sessions using a Calrec Ambisonic Microphone
Recorded at Granny it’s Ok to Experiment Studio & RTE Studios

Thanks to all the people who helped make this record possible.

to Conor Nolan and Anthony Costine at the Waterford City Arts office for their time and support. Thanks so much Fiona and Grandma Clancy. Peter Farren. Dee and Nina Kehoe, for being kind enough to let Ray come out to play and helped start & finish this record. Donal Dineen for all the great nights. Aoife Flynn for her amazing help with shape and design. Roy Hegarty for the late late night music and chats. Brian and all at the Hive for being all neighbourly like. thanks to Marta Manzoni, Richard Bolhuis and Kate Cotter for the music, maps, pictures and words that they arrive in the post. Le Cloosh for all the dinners when i was sick. Happy Harry Family. Myles and Aideen for the afternoon coffees amongst the swirls of smoke. Derek Leahy, and Martini Burns for all his friendship and support.

I would especially like to thank all the musicians involved in the project, for giving so generously of their time and talent. Special thanks to Jack and Carmel Hegarty & Bonzai, Brian and little bonzai Jack, for always being myhome. And to my sun & air Finn Solomon, for his all his help, love and inspiration.

Published by Granny It’s Ok to Experiment Recordings
Flaming June Records
2 0 1 2

Mastered by Stephen at Analogheart

Samples, Loops & Excerpts include;

James Yorkston // two second harmonium loop
WB Yeats // He Wished for the Cloths of Heaven
WB Yeats // The Squirrel of Kyle-Na-No
Kathi Appelt // song by the dog from the book 'The Underneath'
Lee Ronaldo // Fragments from his book of road poetry
Julie Lomax // interview with Alan Lomax
Juillette Binoche // from Three Colours series
Gavin Bryers // loop from 'The Sinking of the Titanic'



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Band of Clouds Ireland

The name Band of Clouds represents the people who happen to drift in and out of the studio while we make music, and who more often than not end up playing on the record.

Having spent the last nine months working on a new 16-track album, we (Band of Clouds) now return with a re-modified line-up.
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Track Name: The Great Silence of Snow
'The Great Silence of Snow', sample from Julie lomax.
lyrics by WB Yeats and Kathi Appelt from the book 'The Underneath' (Its hidden away in the 9 to 13 section but its a stunningly beautiful book.