Traditional Irish Music
Liam Doherty, Laura Doherty and Maria Matthews have moved on from their time with Ríl Og and have formed a new group called Doma Beo. They have wasted no time in getting back into the studio to record an album. Seeing teenagers aged from 13 to 16 bringing out an album must be a fairly rare event. Liam ( banjo and guitar ), Laura ( fiddle, harmonica ) and Maria ( vocals, flute, whistle ) bring their multi instrument approach to the album. Bands like We Banjo 3, Beoga, Cara Dillon, Dervish and other well know names must be feeling old, as they form the inspiration for many of the tracks. We even have a song from English band Mumford & Sons showing the range of influences that impact on today's young artists.
On the traditional tracks they cover some well known and not so well known tunes. Jigs like Farewell to Whalley/White Leggings/Sean Maguires feature and fit alongside reels and some old-time American fiddle tunes. Kitchen Girl is one such American tune from the time of the American Civil War and is paired with a self composition called Mo Chúisle which is an engaging piece. Craigie Hill is a song that featured on an early Cara Dillon album. Seeing young musicians getting into the studio early in their musical careers is a positive, as a mastery of the technical side of the business is also required these days. This is an important first step for these young artists. The choice of material is interestingly varied and this recording will set them on the road to a bright future.
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