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Celtic Music - Sean O'Driscoll

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Celtic Music - Sean O'Driscoll

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O'Driscoll, Sean
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\r\nCeltic Music shows a different side of Sean's musical abilities, featuring his rock steady guitar flat-picking and his lovely old fashioned accordion playing. Mixing tunes with songs, traditional material with his own compositions, this is a refreshing and rewarding album.\r\n\r\n
\r\nSean's guitar playing is of the highest order, free and incredibly rhythmic. On the �My Love is in America/Within a Mile of Dublin/the Drunken Landlady� set he backs himself to great effect. He is joined by the gifted Laurence Nugent on whistle for �Up Sligo/The Lakeshore� jigs\r\n\r\n
\r\nOne of the stand-out and most unusual tracks on the album is �the Freize Britches�, played on guitar, but with the addition of octave divider, illustrating Se�n's love of experimentation. His own two sets of polkas and a set of slides played on button accordion display his natural feel for the music of Sliabh Luachra. \r\n\r\n
\r\nBalancing the tunes on this recording are a number of songs. Often requested as �Eggs and Rashers�, the crowd favourite 'sticking Out a Mile� comes from his native Blarney, and �That's the Way� offers a wry social commentary that still sounds topical. His own �The Green Groves of Erin� fits in the classic mode of emigration songs. Se�n also has a gift for putting poetry to music, shown well here in his version of William Allingham's �Farewell to Ballyshanny�.\r\n\r\n
\r\nThe great musicians and good friends who join Se�n on this album include: Laurence Nugent, the Fermanagh flute/whistle master; Liz Carroll, fiddler extraordinaire; Peter Ostroushko, Ukrainian American fiddle and mandolin whiz, and the late Michael O'sullivan on keyboards. Se�n Egan on congas and Ross Sutter on bones and bodhran contribute some tasteful rhythm.\r\n\r\n


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