We have Fullset's new album Notes At Liberty on the iPod at the moment and what a cracker it is turning out to be. We should get a review out shortly. However it is worth reminding ourselves about what an exciting group Fullset are and where they can take it from here or what they can become is up to them.

All accomplished young musicians in their own right, FullSet create a stunning and unique sound that is full of energy and innovation, whilst all the time remaining true to their traditional roots. Having received critical acclaim for their debut release, even being compared to supergroups such as Danú & Altan by respected Irish Music Magazine. FullSet are set to thrill audiences throughout the world in the future.

Having received great acclaim for their debut album “Notes At Liberty”, FullSet are quickly becoming one of the most well known bands in the Irish music scene today. In October 2011 they were honored by being announced as the winners of the RTÉ/RAAP Breakthrough Annual Music Bursary Award. Having been shortlisted along with 12 other groups in 4 different categories ahead of a field of almost 800 other groups and artists. This has given the group huge exposure and the opportunity to begin work on a second album.

With his smooth and free flowing style of fiddle playing, Michael Harrison creates a distinctive sound using original and colourful techniques. Tradconnect member Séan McCarthy is known for his complete use of the uilleann pipes and employs his skills and mastery of this instrument in all pieces arranged by FullSet. Talented musician, Janine Redmond, on button accordion maintains a rich traditional style that is becoming ever so rare in traditional music today. Eamonn Moloney on bodhrán and Andy Meaney on guitar, effortlessly blend the music together with a sensitive yet driving accompaniment section. The emotive singing style of Teresa Horgan completes the ensemble and is guaranteed to captivate audiences of every generation.

To date FullSet have performed at various festivals and venues across Europe including the Kann al Loar folk festival in Landerneau, Brittany, and also the Festival Interceltique de Lorient. During this time they have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in folk and world music including Moya Brennan, Fred Morrison, Lúnasa, Carlos Núnez, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny and Beoga.

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Comment by Barry Houlehen on January 31, 2012 at 18:22

Good stuff - gonna have to order the CD.

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