First Listen : Peter Carberry & Padraig McGovern / Forgotten Gems

If this track is anything to go by then the album it is taken from called  "Forgotten Gems" by Peter Carberry and Padraig McGovern will be a must have recording.  It is simply outstanding music with a flow that seems in sync with your own natural rhythms, drawing you in with it sheer unadorned beauty.  It is everything that traditional music should be about.

Peter Carberry comes from Holla, in Kenagh, County Longford and is a highly accomplished accordion and banjo player. The natural synchronicity of his partnership with Padraig comes no doubt from changes that Peter made to his playing style over the last few years. He swapped the established B/C style for the old-style ‘press-and-draw’ C sharp/D style and also had his basses tuned to the regulators of the pipes creating a very different sound, according to his website. The result is as you can hear something special.

Padraig McGovern is from Ballymagovern, a townland in the Cavan-Leitrim border area.  He was taught by P.J. Flood from Belturbet in County Cavan and has long standing connections with the Cornafean Céilí group and the Ceolas Céili Band

This album is the result of research into their own local music resurrecting some forgotten gems that are played in the piping spirit. They are joined on the album by Séamus O'Kane (Bodhrán) Brian Mooney (Bouzouki) and Sabina McGovern (Harp). Visit






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