Caitlín Nic Gabhann wins Traditional Album of the Year 2012

Caitlín Nic Gabhann's debut album Caitlín has been voted TradConnect's Traditional Album of the Year 2012. 1,500 members voted and we combined those votes with the expert views of 15 independent judges. This resulted in a fair and unbiased view of the shortlisted albums.  Caitlin's album is without doubt outstanding.  It wins you over with its clear and honest approach.  Raised in a house full of music in County Meath, Caitlín learned most of her music from her father and fiddle player Antóin Mac Gabhann. Influence beyond the walls of her own home came from the playing of Micheál Ó Raghallaigh, Catherine McEvoy and others as she developed her talent and a style of her own.  As a musician Caitlin has performed in Ireland, USA and beyond with bands like Cruinniú, Cuisle and NicGaviskey with the latter releasing their debut album in 2010 called "Home Away From Home"

What is significant from this poll is the fact that most of our independent judges in the main did not vote for the instrument that they themselves play and would be most familiar with.  This says something about the quality of Caitlín's music.  So congrats to you Caitlin and thanks for the great album.

To read our review and listen to audio Click Here

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