Buffalo in the Castle is an exploration of music inspired by the traditions of Irish and American Old-time music and song. Playful, lyrical, driving...Featuring Desi Wilkinson, Mairtin O'Connor, Lena Ullman and Frank Hall.
"It’s a commonplace observation that the music of Appalachia is descended from Irish and Scottish antecedents, and several attempts have been made to bring the two together in a contemporary fashion. None of them succeeds like this one. For one thing, the American music represented here is not bluegrass, but old-timey, which is indeed close in spirit and approach to old-time Irish music. The musicians here play both, not as outsiders, but from the inside out. They do it for fun, for the love of the music, and not as an ersatz exercise of Paddy meets hillbilly. It’s the real thing. Listen to it and be happy."
CIARAN CARSON Belfast, 2009