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With a long family tradition steeped in Irish traditional music, it is not surprising that Noel Sweeney has music running through his veins. A deep love of music was infused in his soul as he was reared on a musical diet of traditional airs, along with jigs, reels, and hornpipes. Noel began playing music on the tin whistle at the tender age of five at his home in the south Leitrim parish of Aughavas. His earliest teachers were his parents, accordion playing, William Sweeney and Katie Scollan, a sean-nós singer. Wind instruments have been Noel’s instruments of choice ever since. Noel’s playing will resonate with all those who recognise the Irish musical tradition as the unbridled labour of love that it is. He puts his soul into every note and every embellishment that he plays. He is not simply a passive holder of tradition, for he has added something new and unique to it.
This is Noel’s follow up CD following on from his excellent debut CD, “The Whinney Hills of Leitrim”.
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