Samara is the new album by composer and pianist Antoni O’Breskey in collaboration with an extensive ensemble of musicians, including Máirtín O’Connor (De Dannan), Davide Viterbo (Distant City), Consuelo Nerea Breschi (Varo), Tony Byrne (Danu, Julie Fowlis), Paddy Cummins (Skipper’s Alley), Leonora Lyne, Ciara O’Connor, Sinead O’Connor and many more. The Album comprises a journey between new compositions, such as Samara, Estonia, Kevin’s Polka and Xi’an Reel, two remixed versions of Antoni O’s past compositions: Nomadic Aura (2009) and Sue Morley’s Jig (1992), a live version of the historical piece, Dancing Leaves, a new version of Drunken Spider, a tune composed in 1992 that was never released to the public, and three traditional songs newly arranged: Derry So Fair, Wee Weaver, and The Longford Weaver.
Musicians: Antoni O’ Breskey - piano, vocals, trumpet Davide Viterbo - cello, fiddle, guitar, accordion Mairtin O’Connor - accordion Ciara O’Connor - fiddle Sinead O’Connor - fiddle Consuelo Nerea - vocals, fiddle, harmonium Paddy Cummins - mandolin, banjo Tony Byrne - guitar Leonora Lyne - flute Giorgio Vendola - double bass Massimo Giuntini - uilleann pipes, bouzouki Joe Mc Hugh - uilleann pipes, low whistle, tin whistle Biancastella Croce - siku Pino Porsia - mandolin Johnny Mc Carthy - flute Balen López de Munain - guitar Sergio Candotti - electric bass David Hopi Hopkins - bodhrán Ricky Turco - drums Vanni Breschi - drums Alex Borwick - trombone
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