First Listen : Exclusive track from The Beat of the Breath by Brian Hughes

This is a track taken from the outstanding whistle album The Beat of the Breath by Brian Hughes. Its a masterclass in the art of whistling with some great studio support from Garry O' Briain ( piano, guitar, mando cello ) Seán McElwain ( guitar, bouzouki), Donnchadh Gough ( Bodhrán) and David Day on African drums.  Yes you read it right, there are three great tracks featuring the bougarabou and dunun drums that fit very well behind O'Sullivans March for example on one of the tracks. 

Its a beautiful sharp and punchy recording by one of our leading whistle players.  From the heart, free flowing and superbly well played.  A more detailed review to follow but for now enjoy a couple of tunes from the album.  The first in the set, The Roscommon Reel is also known as "Master Crowley's No. 2" or "Crowley's No.2" and is most associated with Sligo fiddle player Michael Coleman who recorded in the 1920's in New York.  "Ah Surely", the second tune is also known as "Bearna na Gaoithe" and "Killabeg House" and was associated with another Sligo fiddle player Paddy Killoran.





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Comment by Guy Blitgen on December 4, 2013 at 16:54

absolutely gorgeous! Must have this CD!

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