Traditional Irish Music
The purity of a tune well played, the clarity and distinction of the music, flowing with effortless ease in the hands of an "unsung hero. It's a pleasure to behold and in traditional terms you won't get more traditional. Authentic in its interpretation of the tunes and stripped bare enough to know that the musician is centre stage and not the studio. Accompaniment is everything, and delicate piano introductions as on the air "Aisling Gheal" make the difference, lifting it into an astral projection of mood and music. More a duet than a solo piece. In fact Geraldine Cotter thoroughly underpins and enhances the main show, which is Eamonn. There are several stand out tracks including The Balleen Jig/Patsy Geary's, the opening reels The Ronan Boys/Trim The Velvet, a decorative piece called Nóra Críonna and the demanding hornpipe The Spy Czar a composition by Liz Carroll.
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