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The debut recording by this Irish supergroup sets the peerless fiddle playing of Martin Hayes against the aetherial sean nos singing of Iarla Ó’Lionáird.

The most exciting moments come when Hayes’s slow vamps lock into an ecstatic reel or jig, and either his usual foil Dennis Cahill on guitar or the pianist Thomas Bartlett reinforces the rhythm. On ‘Opening Set’ all the musical elements cohere on a blissful quarter-hour pilgrimage.

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