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VAR­I­OUS ARTISTS Éist Anois Agus Arís/Songs in Their Na­tive Lan­guage Dara Records

Dara Records re­visit ear­lier com­pi­la­tions Éist and Éist Arís with this dou­ble al­bum, clearly aimed at an in­ter­na­tional au­di­ence. This edi­tion is an­chored by ma­te­rial from the orig­i­nals, high­lights from which in­clude Eithne Ní Ual­lacháin’s Óró and Liam Ó Maon­laí’s per­cus­sive and free­wheel­ing take on

Sad­hbh Ní Bhru­in­neal­adh. This is es­sen­tially about the next gen­er­a­tion, with con­tri­bu­tions from the Black fam­ily in their many guises: Róisín Ó, Aoife Scott and The Coronas, along­side tracks from The Gloam­ing, Danú, Róisín El­safty and oth­ers. Muire­ann Nic Amh­laoibh and Danú’s Muirisín Deas Set is a stand­out, but there’s lit­tle to unite the set list amid an ex­cess of mix­ing desk in­ter­fer­ence. Sleeve note and al­bum la­belling er­rors and omis­sions abound in what feels like a rushed re­lease. ire­landcd.com SIOBHÁN LONG

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