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Following a hiatus for a number of years, the trio of Aidan O’Donnell, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, and Damien McGeehan have reunited to produce an album that showcases Fidil’s enduring and dynamic artistic curiosity, personality, and individuality. Once again drawing on the rich Donegal fiddle tradition as a springboard for exploring new pathways for ensemble fiddle performance, Decade, signals an exciting creative development for the trio that combines original composition and less familiar Donegal repertoire with the inimitable Fidil sound. Using a range of fiddles exclusively, Decade showcases a myriad of creative possibilities that emerge when masters of tradition merge personal artistic curiosity with a deep-rooted and immersive appreciation of the musicality and musicians that have shaped the music of their region.
TRACKLISTING: The Pinch of Snuff, The Wild Irishman (Reels) /The First Draft (Mazurka) /Jenny Jumped Over the Wall, A Fig for a Kiss (Slip Jigs) /The Valetta (Waltz) /The Earl of Dalkieth, Árd na dTaibhsí (Highlands) / When the Ship Leaves the Harbour (Air) /Na Farraigí Dearga - The Seas They Ran Red with Blood (Descriptive Piece) / The Fantastic Reel Mhúineál a Bhardáil, The Merry Sisters (Reels) / The Girl From Mín na Draighin, The Wolcott Lass (Mazurkas) /Maggie Pickie (Solo Step Dance) /The Hurricane, The Jolly Tinker (Reels) /An Chéad Chathlán, The Teelin Highland /Blest Among Women, Kitty the Hare (Reels)
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