This is the debut CD from this Belfast based fiddle and uilleann pipes duo which pays homage to the music of some old (and some newer) collections of Irish music. Some of the melodies here are unusual versions of commonly known tunes – many may not have been heard in living memory.
Lynched are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American tunes, and their own original material.
Andy Kenna is a renowned vocalist and musician, singing shanty songs and playing treble and baritone concertinas.
Kevin Madden is a former All-Ireland and All-Britain winning fiddle player from the vibrant Manchester Irish music scene. He has extensive experience playing in ceili bands and sessions and this, his debut release, is a traditional fiddle album which sees him bring all these experiences to fruition.
Mike has been involved in the folk music scene since 1989 combining a traditional singing style with contemporary material. He draws his audience to him through an unassuming approach which only asks that the listener might share his love of singing and of the songs. He's so completely comfortable with himself and the songs he's singing, that his relaxed de-meanour and rich, bass baritone voice can totally beguile an audience within minutes.
Guitarist Jack McNeill and violinist Charlie Heys return with their fourth studio album forged from fresh sounds, stories and exciting new instrumental textures.
Described by Mike Harding as “one of the bright stars of the new wave of folk singers”, Ange Hardy burst onto the folk scene in 2013 with her debut folk album Bare Foot Folk which led to winning FATEA magazine's prestigious Female Vocalist of the Year.
A double CD is now available featuring historic live recordings from Girvan Folk Festival, marking the festival's 40th anniversary and sampling the treasures of the archive - 27 tracks of wonderful live recordings.
It features Arcardy, Iain Mackintosh, Dervish, Mirk, Adam MacNaughtan, Boys Of The Lough, John Kirkpatrick, Heather Heywood, Cathal McConnell & Tim O'Leary, Bob Fox, The Kipper Family, Altan, Waterson:Carthy, Bobby Robb, Highland Connection, Huw & Tony Williams, Setanta, The Gaugers, Quadrille, The Voice Squad, Deanta, Dave Burland, Tony Hall, Norman Kennedy, Gerry O'Connor, Jolly Jack and Ossian.
Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are young traditional musicians born in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht.
The long awaited new album from one of England's finest singer/songwriters.