In Irish mythology, Na Fir Bolg were one of the races that inhabited Ireland before being overthrown by the Tuatha Dé Danann. Na Fir Bolg translates as 'men with bellows' or 'men with bellies' - maybe both apply to us.
In this recording we wanted to present the music styles of west Clare and west Kerry using a number of concertinas ranging over five octaves. The album was recorded over four days and captures the exceptional natural acoustics of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway. We have avoided the use of editing and studio manipulation; what you hear is what you get - warts and all!