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Private Label GWMCD002

Guidewires II is the long-awaited first studio album from this all-star band. With some of Ireland and Brittany’s finest players; Pádraig Rynne (concertina); Sylvain Barou (flute); Tóla Custy (fiddle); Paul McSherry (guitar) and Karol Lynch (bouzouki), and it does not disappoint! 

The music is a high-energy mix of Irish, Breton, Spanish and Greek tunes, most composed by the band members themselves. The recording was engineered by Karol Lynch and the artwork by Sylvain Barou – they are a talented bunch!

The band has invited some of their friends to guest on the album including Triona Ni Domhnaill (vocals and keyboards) and Breton band Gwerz bass player Alain Genty. Triona’s two songs (The Selkie and Mo Mhaire) come from the singing of her late brother Micheal and Daithi Sproule in the early 70’s. These songs are in contrast with the tune sets and add another dimension to the CD.

The arrangements are inventive and the musicianship superb. Pádraig Rynne’s excellent set of 3 slip jigs, Hats Off To Dod being a good example. Highly recommended!

Keith Whiddon

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This album was reviewed in Issue 89 of The Living Tradition magazine.