Traditional Irish Music
The Long Hard Road is a 2003 recording by Tradconnect member Tom McElvogue with Paddy Kerr providing backing on bouzouki, bass, guitar and bodhrán. Over the years a lot of rave reviews have been written about it. To say that it is a revelation of the most astounding type would be an understatement. The album is simply gorgeous. Tom approaches his playing on B flat, D, E flat and F flutes in a most laid back, melodic and entrancing fashion. The range of flutes gives great variety and texture to the music. The tracks are moderately paced with ornamentation that while complicated never distract from the melody. The accompaniment by Paddy is equally tasty and with rich intros to some of the tunes. From old tunes to new compositions to solo pieces it is all here.
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