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A stunning surprise ......
on 29 December 2004
Always always very nervous of reunions, excuses to wallow in sentimentalily, a quick buck, bursts of egos etc!
What a relief, then to discover a record of four of Irelands greatest musicians playing with care, understanding, incredible vituosity and passion. This was recorded during a re-union tour in 2004 and brings together the original Planxty line-up for first time in decades. The band consists of Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Liam O'Flynn and Christy Moore - all legends of celtic music; playing songs/tunes from the bands and the individuals long catalogues and having a good blether!
The sound quality is uniformly excellent and despite the format of four musicians sitting to play isnt the most visual gripping the filming allows anybody with an interest in playing to appreciate the skill and interplay between the band. The DVD includes extra tracks, interviews and an excellent documentary
Recommended to any old folkie wanting to relive the past, anybody with a passion for real music, an excellent introduction to the 70s folk revival to anyone new to celtic music; infact highly recommended to everyone!!!