Traditional Irish Music
This is a second track just released from The Lonesome Fiddler by Éilís Crean. The album was released towards the end of last year and has in that time gained some very positive reviews. The press release states that it is a much-needed reminder of the true origins of traditional Irish music. It showcases the East Galway Irish music tradition as played by the legendary Eddie Kelly who was a musician and composer from Eyrecourt in Galway.
"I am beyond excited that The Lonesome Fiddler has finally debuted and the outpouring of support for the East Galway Irish Music Tradition and the music of Eddie Kelly has been truly humbling," says fiddle player Éilís Crean. “This album is in honor of my father as well as my teacher, Eddie Kelly and I am passionate about how important that it is to preserve this particular music tradition that is in danger dying out."
Crean is joined on this album by four distinguished artists, namely John Doyle, Kevin Crawford, Dermot Byrne and Kenny Malone.
"Nowadays regional styles are far more difficult to define in an age where we have instant access to every Irish musician on the planet. The World Wide Web, mp3 downloads, CD’s, ease of travel etc mean that our influences these days are drawn from a much bigger melting pot” says celebrated Irish flute-player Kevin Crawford. "The search for the Holy Grail is made easier however when new recordings come about that pay homage to and acknowledge the contributions made by these musicians from previous generations”
The above is an extract from an interview with Éilís which you can read here
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