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Fresh, contemporary and traditional at once. Don't sleep on this Irish album.

Fresh, contemporary and traditional at once. Don’t sleep on this Irish album. Bringing a new angle to an old music is an admirable quest. Bringing a new angle to music that is by its very nature and name, the oldest living and breathing music around is a greater one. Yet it’s exactly what Ensemble Ériu… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 2013

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When my article a few months back on why I felt Irish trad have been re-invigorated received flak from traditionalists, purists or those who just didn’t get why I wrote such a thing, I was initially surprised and a little bit embarrassed that my intentions were misunderstood. Maybe, I could have communicated in a clearer… Read more »

Posted on August 9th, 2012

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Update: A few people have taken issue with my opinions below. Let me just stress this, I wrote this from my own view of why I felt trad was reinvigorated. I didn’t intend to make grand statements about trad music as a whole, I’m not a trad ‘expert’. The article title was intended to refer… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2012

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