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The Hu­mours of En­nisty­mon

In­de­pen­dent Re­lease Tech­nol­ogy and tech­ni­cal vir­tu­os­ity have con­spired to raise the bar in the world of tra­di­tional mu­sic. Some­times, though, it pays to ex­pose the raw edges so that the spirit and zest of the mu­sic’s roots shine through. The pulse of this de­but al­bum from Clare whis­tle player Davoc Rynne beats heartily against a back­drop charged with con­vivi­al­ity and ca­ma­raderie. Recorded in an af­ter­noon, it’s a cel­e­bra­tion with fam­ily and friends, as Rynne’s ex­tended fam­ily pitch the toss with equal glee. And so his wife, Anne Rynne, features along with his brothers-in-law Christy Moore and Luka Bloom, and nephew Conor Byrne. The bare- boned boun­ties are many: from the open­ing reel, The Piper’s De­spair to the clean, spare lines of Davoc’s slow air on solo whis­tle, Ais­ling Geal. Mo­ments such as th­ese are best seized just as they are.irish­coun­tryan­tiques.com

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