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Srutháin Cheoil ★★★ In­de­pen­dent re­lease

The cross-gen­er­a­tional essence of tra­di­tional mu­sic is knit­ted into the core of this fourth col­lec­tion of songs and tunes from north­west Done­gal, cu­rated by Tion­sc­namh Lugh. Srutháin Cheoil pairs the giants of the lo­cal­ity (Mairéad Ní Mhaon­aigh, Dó­nal and Manus Lunny, Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomh­naill, Paddy Glackin and Lillis Ó Laoire) with emerg­ing mu­si­cians and writ­ers . The re­sult is a vi­brant coali­tion that lets the raw edges peep through. Ní Mhaon­aigh shares vo­cals on Ar Ais Go Gaoth Dob­hair with Emma Ní Fhioruisce, the meld­ing of ma­ture and youth­ful vo­cals prov­ing a fine com­bi­na­tion, while Lillis Ó Laoire and Kelly Ní Chanainn’s read­ing of An Droigh­nean Donn is rev­e­la­tory in the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of Ó Laoire’s de­liv­ery. The slew of orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions bears tes­ta­ment to the ap­petite for re­fresh­ing a tra­di­tion that’s al­ready in an im­pres­sively rude state of health. tlugh.com

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