Traditional Irish Music
Here is an interesting 6 track EP from Mike Considine who now lives in Hollywood, USA but has roots in The Burren region of Clare. It’s not all that often that you come across a bouzouki and guitar driven album, which are Mike's instruments of choice. He describes the album as a trip around the places he loves to call home, past and present. Also featured, in addition to Irish bouzouki are guitar, cello, flutes and whistle. There are some beautiful lush tracks like The Winding Road to Cobbold Road where the Cello of Tina Soule and Mike's guitar and bouzouki mould together in a finely crafted arrangement. It shows the versatility and texture that can be achieved with inspired compositions. The subtlety of Philippe Barnes flute on Summer Nights & Aughnish Lights and the way it plays around with Mike’s bouzouki rhythm is likewise notable.
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