It is always a pleasure when some new young and previously unknown artists join us here on TradConnect.  The name Pervish was not one that we were familiar with.   For those of you in the south, and especially in their home town of Limerick, you will know them quiet well. They have sent us a download of their first EP which at first listen sounds great.  What is their style you might ask.?  In describing it, reference to Niall Keegan must be given. On their website he describes their approach far better than we could.

“Pervish have proved to be the most controversial post-modern critique of the state of the contemporary traditional music practice.  As individuals they are experienced and talented traditional performers who are engaging the contemporary tradition of fusion ensemble with insight and creativity. They are also subverting contemporary and traditional practices through their choice and interpretation of material and in doing so question ideas of traditionality and indeed contemporary morality.” Niall Keegan, 2012

There are a number of musicians starting to branch out and take the music in new directions. From Lorcán Mac Mathúna with his An Tain album with Deep End of the Ford, to The JP Trio, John McSherry and a whole raft of others. This can sit as easily alongside your Tommy Peoples and Seamus Ennis recordings.  Not for everyone but great to see and undoubtedly pushing the boundaries of the music and leading these accomplished musicians onto bigger, better and more imaginative works in the future.

Check out their website and listen to some samples. Support them with a purchase and help them get into the studio to make an album. pervish.wordpress.com

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