Robin Harrison Posted October 22, 2013 Share Posted October 22, 2013 Just thought I 'd quickly mention a CD I received this week. Truth to tell I know very little about Irish music but I am totally enjoying this album. My first great pleasure is that Jack & Cormac play either together or singly with no other accompaniment. They let their concertinas do the talking. When friends have given my Irish concertinas albums over the years I have found the accompaniments, often guitars, intrusive. That's just me but here there's nothing to get in the way of just engaging with the music these two engaging musicians play. Secondly what makes this recording so much more interesting is that they ( Cormac I believe) plays a baritone C/G and occasionally a bass anglo that adds a layer of sound that is so unusual. There is often a lovely growly accompaniment going on. Finally, their style of playing seems to allow for much more left hand work than you often hear with Irish players that again makes for a more varied experience. I would be interested to hear what any Irish concertina players here think of Fir Na Bolg. I wonder if it will not become a concertina "classic" in the sense that the performers have the confidence in their abilities, and their instruments and arrangements, just to let the music unfold. Robin This is the first track .........Joe Bann's Barndance & Gypsey princess https://www.youtube.com/?gl=CA&tab=w1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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