With their high-energy performances, breathtaking arrangements and their infectious melodies, its no wonder that this band are being described as “The freshest sound in Irish music”.
Pádraig Rynne – Concertina
Tóla Custy – Fiddle
Sylvain Barou – Flutes and Low Whistles
Paul McSherry – Guitar
Karol Lynch – Bouzouki.
Guidewires – “Live” album review the Irish Times, 14/08/2009
GUIDEWIRES “Live” ****
There are many remarkable things about this debut. A cacophony of sound melded with such vivacity and joie de vivre that it leapfrogs into the ether without even a whiff of a by-your-leave, Guidewires’ debut rips up the rulebook and tosses it in the air. Only the foolhardy or the truly audacious would release a live recording as a debut, but Guidewires (Pádraig Rynne, Tóla Custy, Paul McSherry, Karol Lynch and Breton Sylvain Barou on flute and low whistles) jettison the safety net of the studio in favour of the vim of their live performance. A torrent of Guidewires’ original tunes rages through a rich traditional foundation (and some lovely reminders of Dónal Lunny’s compositional genius), rip-curling their way into the air faster than most mortals can draw breath. A spectacular, multicoloured debut.
SIOBHÁN LONG, The Irish Times.