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Poitín are an award-winning trad Celtic band from the Czech Republic. The band explore and build on the whole range of Celtic music, but are firmly grounded in the pub session tradition and like nothing better than sitting round a table in the corner of a cosy pub and bashing out old favourites about tarry sailors, merry maids and drunken nights.

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  • Audio CD (13 Mar. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B007N8PX2W
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Poitin is indeed getting global attention and the proof is when their tune The Congress Reel appeared in Sherlock Holmes:A Game of Shadows.
The running sound of the bodhran during the opening of the track The Congress Reel is enough to drive one nuts with its irresistible beat and the breakneck speed on how the instruments are played. It is a thumping beat that won't just let one sit there. You have to move to the music! Poitin have come a long way since this debut recording was released in the year 2000. Now they are getting a lot of attention all over Europe and the UK.
The cover artwork is designed by Jeremy King, the band's lead musician/vocalist. This album is eclectic, combining music origin from Irish, Scottish, Breton and French. According to Jeremy:
`It was the first time in a studio for most of us, and we were a bit apprehensive, but it didn't take long for us to get to like the experience. The recording took three weekends, and the mixing a further two. Most of the instrumental tunes we recorded in one take, so if somebody messed up, we had to start again from the beginning- not a pleasant task! Some tracks went easier than others. For example, Vladar we got in one take and Laird of Cockpen in two. But on the other hand, Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa' must have taken about twenty attempts. Tyna had to drink gallons of some horrible throat gargle, but in the end I hope you'll agree it was worth it!'
I like Jeremy's sense of humor. And I think his way of taking things with humor is responsible for the steady climb of the band's success not just in the internet but also offline as they have been getting responses all around. Apart from being a musician, he is also a great supporter of Celtic music in general.
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Rip roaring and rollicking, dreamy and elegant 22 Mar. 2012
By Jeremy Marc King - Published on Amazon.com
Poitín say: 'It was the first time in a studio for most of us, and we were a bit apprehensive, but it didn't take long for us to get to like the experience. The recording took three weekends, and the mixing a further two. Most of the instrumental tunes we recorded in one take, so if somebody messed up, we had to start again from the beginning- not a pleasant task! Some tracks went easier than others. For example, Vladar we got in one take and Laird of Cockpen in two. But on the other hand, Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa' must have taken about twenty attempts. Tyna had to drink gallons of some horrible throat gargle, but in the end I hope you'll agree it was worth it!'

The result is a vary varied and colourful collection of tunes, as is the band's live set. Each singer has two or three songs, there are slow, dreamy compositions on the harp by Turlough O'Carolan, and fast, rollicking Irish sets. From the very first few bars you are captivated by the massive, full sound and boundless energy and enthusiasm which is a trademark of the band's live shows. Irish musical puritanism was not overly loved by their two whistlers at the time, but we all like a nice arrangement, and the gutsy performance of Jeremy on vocals and his energy and joy which he contributes. To save pennies, Jeremy offered to make by hand each of the CD booklets, and so the first hundred or so copies the band sold really were original. (un)fortunately the copies you'll purchase through sites such as Amazon and CDBaby are all professionally printed nowadays, but back in 2000 times were different...
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