Traditional Irish Music
This is a track from a new album called Rewind by a group called Fásta featuring musicians from Ireland and Québec. The band is Fiachra O’Regan (uilleann pipes, whistle & voice), Sophie Lavoie (Fiddle & Voice), Michael McCague (guitar) with the addition of a percussionist on occasion. Micheal you will be familair with from his recent album called The Waylaid Man which we launched and featured recently. Sophie Lavoie from Québec brings the French-Canadian Influence. We spoke to Fiachra about the group.
"Sophie and I had been playing and touring together as a duo for the past 5 years" he confirmed. "More recently Sophie got commissioned by the Arts and Literature Council of Quebec to research some old songs from the archives and to compose some new pieces too. Part of the project was to arrange these songs and record (non commercially) the compositions. We were quite happy with the result and decided to use it as the foundation for a new CD. We’d had Michael with us for a couple of gigs in Europe beforehand and I had played with Jim quite a bit and we decided to have them with us to move away from the Duo and make something new - Fásta."
Check them out on www.cdbaby.com/cd/fasta
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