GARRY WALSH

Penny Trum­pets Claddagh Records

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music Reviews - SIOB­HÁN LONG

Man­cu­nian flute player Garry Walsh fol­lows his 2004 de­but, Un­cov­ered, with an­other un­usual col­lec­tion of tunes, from a store be­queathed to him by both his grand­fa­thers. His flu­ent, un­forced flute style is suited to the mar­riage of a Scot­tish jig, The Black Bear, with a pair of reels: a suit­ably imp­ish ver­sion of The Rocky Road to Dublin and Down the Twen­ties. Máire Breath­nach’s fid­dle and vi­ola bring an earthy qual­ity to the mix, and Jim Murray’s gui­tar un­der­scores rather than leads or drives Walsh’s con­fi­dent play­ing. A pair of songs (one a Walsh orig­i­nal) are ad­e­quate, if un­re­mark­able ad­di­tions to this flute player’s canon. The slow air, Oileán na nA­nam, is a stand­out, Walsh’s woody tones coun­tered by an un­mis­take­ably Span­ish un­der­tow on gui­tar. www.claddaghrecords.com Down­load tracks: Mrs Samp­son’s De­light, Stack the Good Leather/ Gossy’s

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