Modal Citizen is the debut solo album from an intimate, inventive, soul-searching fiddle player. Josie takes the listener on an evocative musical pathway, interweaving some of her traditional favourites with innovative compositions that connect to her roots, the music of east Clare.
Josie’s compositions are created in the old modes of Irish music, hence Modal Citizen, and she uses various kinds of fiddles, including both octave and Stroh violins, and the inimitable Rhodes MK1 Stage Piano, as tools of self-expression.
Along with uilleann piper Brian Stafford, Mary Nugent on flute, Sean O’Donnell’s stellar guitar playing and percussionists Matt Weir and Mark Wilson, Josie collaborates to create cutting-edge arrangements with a uniquely contemporary sound.
“Simultaneously modern and traditional yet elegant and innovative, Modal Citizen is a huge success.” - Martin Green, Lau
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