First Listen : The Friel Sisters debut album

We have just received this album by The Friel Sisters and it features our track of the week which is the Humours of Ballyloughlin/Rakes of Clonmel/The Kilkenny Jig.  The press release states that the album was "recorded in the summer of 2013 and  hosts a mixture of tunes and song with guest musicians Gearóid Mooney and Griogair Labhruidh on guitar and Seamus O’Kane, bodhran virtuoso. The Friels are young traditional musicians born and brought up in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht (Doire na mainsear). They play a mixture of music interspersed with songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire. Being siblings, they achieve a close blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes and have been drawn to music from bands such as The Bothy band, Altan and Planxty and singers such as the Ní Dhomhnaill and Keane sisters.

The girls have performed in various venues and festivals including the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections, the Danish Tønder Festival, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann as part of FleadhLive, Willie Clancy Summer School, Catskill's Irish Arts Week in New York, Frankie Kennedy Winter School, Sligo Live, Celtic Fusion and at many other festivals across Europe, America and Asia. They have appeared as guests on stage with acts such as Altan, The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, Solas and Fidil".  Visit for more information.



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