Tim Collins, Micheal O Raghallaigh and Padraig Rynne have been to the forefront of concertina playing and teaching in Ireland over the last 20 years followed more recently by Edel Fox and Caitlin NicGabhann.
They join together in a formidable concertina force in this album where the boundaries of the instrument are challenged and redrawn and where perceptions of this humble, reeded hexagonal case are blown to pieces.
Dr Tim Collins (Director), Pádraig Rynne (Assistant Director), Edel Fox, Caitlín Ní Gabhann, Michéal Ó Raghallaigh. ICE-The Irish Concertina Ensemble brings together for the first time, five internationally renowned and leading exponents of the Anglo Concertina. Conceived of and directed by Dr Tim Collins, ICE creates a new sonic template for Irish traditional music on the Anglo concertina. Situating it within this quintet format pioneers an exciting and innovative performance trajectory for the concertina where its melodic, percussive,