Traditional Irish Music
Here is a couple of tracks from The Bonny Men's debut album. We reviewed the album earlier in the year after we saw them live here in Dublin. Here is hoping they continue recording as they hold real promise. An excerpt from the review is below.
"Since they formed in January 2011 The Bonny Men have started to make a name for themselves on the live circuit and we had the chance to see them recently at a charity concert where they did indeed impress. As traditional groups go they must be one of the largest with seven members in total covering fiddle, bodhrán, piano, uilleann pipes, bouzouki, flute and Tradconnect member Barry Lyons on guitar. The atmosphere that they generated at their live gig is captured here to a certain extent as the album was recoded live over four days at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin. The album opens with two tracks of jigs and reels that are delivered uptempo with boundless energy and could easily be the closing encore at a live concert. They temper this with a slower more melodic set that is simply called The Slow Jigs including Elizabeth Kelly's Delight. The fiddle of Turlough Chambers comes very much to the fore on another very engaging set of reels that includes Caher Rua / The Kilcloon / The Reel of Mullinavat. This is a thundering set that really shows that these musicians can indeed deliver some great music.
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