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Common Ground: The Best of Contemporary Irish Music Combining stellar rockers (Elvis Costello, Sinead O'Connor, Kate Bush) with Ireland's best traditional players, Common Ground: The Best of...Common Ground: The Best of Contemporary Irish MusicFolk Combining stellar rockers (Elvis Costello, Sinead O'Connor, Kate Bush) with Ireland's best traditional players, Common Ground: The Best of...1996-06-14

Combining stellar rockers (Elvis Costello, Sinead O’Connor, Kate Bush) with Ireland’s best traditional players, Common Ground: The Best of Contemporary Irish Music stresses the ethereal side of Emerald Isle music over the diddly-dee stuff. Sharon Shannon’s ska-flavored accordion workout on ”Cavan Potholes” more than offsets Bono and Adam Clayton’s ponderous remake of U2’s ”Tomorrow,” making this a sturdy collection of green soul. B