Devon Leger's Blog – May 2013 Archive (5)

Album Review - The Family Carr

Kevin Carr's one of my favorite fiddlers and an all around great guy. For years, he's been teaching fiddle at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, and he's always quick to help anyone starting out on this difficult and demanding instrument. As fiddler, his style draws from many different traditions–and he's one of the few fiddlers I know who's proficient and respected in each of these…


Added by Devon Leger on May 23, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Album Review - The Onlies / Setting Out To Sea

Three of the best and brightest young folk and Celtic musicians in Seattle teamed up to make The Onlies. I know these kids well and they've got that wonderful, boundless enthusiasm of youth, and it shows on their second album, Setting Out To Sea. They've matured considerably since their…


Added by Devon Leger on May 23, 2013 at 1:00 — 2 Comments

Album Review - Kiérah / Stonemason's Daughter

Growing up the youngest of seven children in British Columbian stonemason family with strong Irish historical roots, Kierah must have felt a real need to stand out, and stand out she does with her newly released album. It's not just her technical prowess as a traditional fiddler that makes her new album, Stonemason's Daughter, note-worthy, it's her touch…


Added by Devon Leger on May 23, 2013 at 0:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Celtic Fiddle Festival / Live in Brittany

Celtic Fiddle Festival. Live in Brittany, 20th Anniversary Concert.

2013. Loftus Music.

Hard to believe it's been 20 years since the first Celtic Fiddle Festival album. I must have been 12 or 13 years old and I got that first album for…


Added by Devon Leger on May 8, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments

Inside the Songs: Iarla Ó Lionáird's Irish Journey

I just posted an "Inside the Songs" feature article with Irish trad singer Iarla Ó Lionáird on No Depression. I asked him to tell me the back story behind three songs (Daybreak, Eleanor Plunkett, and The Goat Song) on his new album Foxlight. He had some lovely responses and stories, AND you can stream the songs…


Added by Devon Leger on May 3, 2013 at 0:27 — No Comments

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