Traditional Irish Music
This live album is a compilation of performances from the renowned Burren pub in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. Live albums of traditional music are a rare thing these days and this series, if they continue, will be a very welcome addition. Featuring some of the biggest names in the business, each performance has been magnificently captured. Each twist and turn of the music reverberates with the energy that only live performance can bring.
From the opening Creggan White Hare by Dervish to the high energy Monaghan Jig featuring Dermot Byrne, Florianne Blancke and Brid Harper, each track delivers. The Green Fields of Woodford by the Teetotalers is a beautifully rendered performance of energy and nuanced delivery with fiddle, flute and guitar combining to mesmeric effect. The clarity and texture of the vocal numbers including Séan Keane with The Man from Connemara and Téada with Seamus Begley with Cill Mhuire is likewise noteworthy, not least from a sound engineering perspective. Outstanding. The is the only live album that I would wholeheartedly recommend you have in your collection. It shows that live performance still reigns supreme in displaying the heart of the tradition.
To purchase the album visit http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/theburrenbackroomseries
This album will be launched on Wednesday 14th January 2015 at the National Concert Hall Dublin in aid of St. Patrick's Mental Health and their Walk in my Shoes
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