Bob Cannon
June 14, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Common Ground: The Best of Contemporary Irish Music

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Folk

We gave it a B

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

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