In a week when we have seen Ensemble Ériu release their debut album of contemporary traditional music we also have This Is How We Fly release their debut album of contemporary folk. The group  includes musicians Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on fiddle & hardanger fiddle, Seán Mac Erlaine on clarinets & live electronics, Nic Gareiss on percussive dance, and Petter Berndalen on drums and percussion.

Individually their track record in their own fields of music is well known and their creative impulses combine on this recording to once again break new ground. They state that "they draw on Irish, Swedish and American music and dance traditions. They approach their material flexibly as improvisers creating exhilarating live performances ranging from near silent renditions of Scandinavian fiddle tunes, to freely improvised tone poems with electronics to foot-stomping new compositions." As with most groups their paths cross on other projects and for them it was as a result of a commission from the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2010. Visit them on www.thisishowwefly.net or listen and download on thisishowwefly.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

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