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  • Audio Cassette (17 Feb. 1993)
  • Label: Gift Horse Records
  • ASIN: B000000LX2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,576,618 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By pend on 27 Feb. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
By far the most expensive CD I have ever bought, this is worth every penny. The virtuoso musicianship shines through from start to finish, and the title track is a classic. The unusual expression of folk tunes through McGlynn's Fender Telecaster and Casey's classically trained violin will appeal to many who don't usually choose to listen to folk music. It is a long time since it was recorded, and it is well overdue for re-release at a more reasonable price.
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Traditional Irish fiddle tunes with a modern slant 23 July 1998
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
When I first heard "E Minor Reel" on the radio I was hooked on Nollaig Casey's fiddling and spent some time hunting down this disc (it's not an easy disc to find, and impressed me by having it in stock). Casey is a prize-winning Irish fiddler with a polished style that is apparently partly the result of some classical violin training. I'd describe her as sounding like a cross between Kevin Burke (Bothy Band) and Alasdair Fraser, the Scottish fiddler. Artie McGlynn is a former rock guitarist who's turned to Irish folk and has played with a number of well-known bands. The rock influence is still apparent in his playing. Backed by Donnal Lunny, Christy Moore and others, Casey and McGlynn produce a set of traditional tunes with a modern feel. Arrangements range from traditional fiddle/acoustic guitar/bouzouki/bodhran instrumentation to reels flatpicked by Artie on a Fender Telecaster & backed by electric keyboards! They never get too far away f! rom the traditional roots of the music, though. I'd highly recommend this CD to any fan of Irish instrumental folk who isn't too much of a purist to appreciate a touch of innovation.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great CD. One of my best buys 8 July 1998
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Format: Audio CD
I will search for more music by Arty McGlynn and Nollaig Casey. It is difficult to get past the first track "The working man", I play it over and over (the other tracks are great too). Thank you for the hours of enjoyment, especially riding down the road where I can crank it up!
Class 'A' guitar with a Class'A' fiddler 27 Oct. 2010
By Cate Swan - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I was fortunate enough to experience Nollaig 'live'. She's a world class fiddler. The other thing I've experienced, in the Celtic music scene, is the guitar being relegated to a strumming instrument. Fortunately, Arty bypasses that limited expression and is riviting all on his own. First track, check it out. This is traditional Irish music played by a couple of superb musicians.
Finally tracked it down! 9 Aug. 2012
By odroichid - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD eluded me for years. I bought the cassette version in 1989 and was blown away by not only the undoubted talents of Arty McGlynn and Nollaig Casey (who continue to be legendary figures in Irish Traditional/Folk music) but by the arrangements on this fine album. Starting with a stunning guitar masterclass on the lead track from Arty, you are transported through Irish music (with some Central European) played with panache and flair. Nollaig Casey's playing can be both soft and soothing and energetic while Arty McGlynn's guitar swoops and holds the tune in the palm of his hand proving why he was and is the go-to guy as a player and an example of what Irish traditional guitar playing can be. There are too many fine tracks to pick a favourite but I'd plump for the title track and Moran's Return which show the two players at the top of their game.
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