Traditional Irish Music
Irish music duo Adam Agee & Jon Sousa celebrate the release of their second album, “Ceol na gCarad”. The title, which means “Music of Friendship” in Irish, was inspired by the duo's own close friendship, as well as the many dear connections formed through their journey with traditional Irish music around the world.
Those who enjoyed the duo's 2014 debut release “Suantraí” will hear a familiar sound in this new record, which was captured with the same cutting-edge Direct Stream Digital audio technology. Like Suantraí, audiophiles will soon be able to find Ceol na gCarad available for download in Super Audio format from acousticsounds.com. Standard audio formats, as well as physical copies of the album, are available at cdbaby.com/cd/adamageejonsousa1.
The new album bears a stylistic resemblance to their previous record, presenting a range of tempos and dynamic intensity across tracks. However, new ideas of rhythm, tone production, and intonation are featured on Ceol na gCarad.
While this release is comprised mainly of traditional Irish tunes, there are moments of diversion: a New England tune, a Scottish tune, two Québécois tunes, and two original compositions are woven throughout. These include Heather Island, a slow air by Adam,and Farewell to Belfast, a solo fingerstyle guitar piece by Jon.
Adam and Jon met and began playing together in Boulder, Colorado, through the Irish session scene in 2005. Performing together in various configurations over the years, they moved to Ireland in 2008 to further immerse themselves in the music, land, and culture. They lived in Ennis, County Clare, taking part in the vibrant session community there, while Jon earned his master's degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance at the University of Limerick.
Moving back to Boulder in 2009, they continued to hone their sound as a duo. They now tour in the United States and internationally. Adam and Jon regularly offer full-day workshops in European International schools and enjoy bringing the music they love to children. They will return to teach and perform in Europe this May, with a workshop in Amsterdam and concerts in Paris, Toulouse, and Lucerne. The tour will culminate in Ireland with a lunchtime performance at the Limerick City Granary Library on Wednesday, June 6th at 1 pm.
For more information visit their website www.adamageejonsousa.com
You can download the album from CDBaby.com If you are a radio broadcaster the album is available as a free download. Contact us for details.
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