I've never heard anything this amazing since Riverdance! He really is a one off as, he doesn't just produce Irish folk as such. Instead, he merges Irish folk with a little modern jazz, pop, and traditional Eastern European folk music.
Two standout tracks which highlight these genres include, "Cavan Potholes", a traditional Irish air fused with a classy saxophone break, and "Smecano Horo", a Bulgarian gypsy dance with uillean pipes to accompany it.
This, quite simply, must be heard. If you need an introduction to Irish music, jazz styles or folk,or want to listen to a distinguished work in it's owm right, it's just fantastic!
In many ways a journey through the best of Donal Lunny is a journeythrough the progress of Irish folk music of the last 25 years. Thisexcellent 2 disc compilation features many of the most seminal bands inIrish music; Planxty, The Bothy Band, the great Moving Hearts and latterlyCoolfin each redefined the tradition in turn. The heart of this collectionis the collaboration between Donal and many of the major pan-Celticmusicians of our time. Donal abu!
The music of Donal Lunny is very special to any Irishman.He has spanned the years with top quality performances.The music of this CD reflects that journey.The use of a variety of instruments and singers creates a collection of brilliance.I have played the CD so many times and each time I can picture myself back home in Ireland having a pint in a pub or walking in a Glen.Donal Lunny-National treasure.
This arrived in great condition, well packed and as described. I got this from the library and decided I wanted to buy it. Great value for money. So pleased to be catching up on old favourites at bargain prices. Will use this service again. Thanks!