ZOË CON­WAY, DÓNAL LUNNY, MÁIRTÍN O’CON­NOR

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - SIOB­HÁN LONG

In Full Sail – Faoi Lán Seol ★★★★ Zodomo.ie

The ti­tle tells it like it is: In Full Sail – Faoi Lán Seol is a mag­i­cal snap­shot of three mu­si­cians fly­ing fast and high on the mo­men­tum they have con­jured with ap­par­ent ef­fort­less ease. Con­way, Lunny and O’Con­nor achieve the near im­pos­si­ble: cap­tur­ing the en­ergy of a live per­for­mance in stu­dio, fu­elled by a heady (and un­pre­dictable) mix of tra­di­tional and spik­ily orig­i­nal tunes, along with a smat­ter­ing of cov­ers. Con­way strikes a lone­some tone on their gor­geous read­ing of Coin­leach Gh­las An Fhómhair, and it’s a de­light to hear Lunny (long ad­mired for his per­cus­sive ge­nius) give free rein to his sub­tle melodic sen­si­bil­i­ties. O’Con­nor’s play­ing is a joy, his orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions of­fer­ing an Ein­steinian fa­cil­ity to sur­prise and de­light. A richly di­verse col­lec­tion. zodomo.ie

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