accordion · acoustic · banjo · Celtic · female singer · Irish · male singer · singer-songwriter

Solas: Shamrock City (MP3)

Irish-American supergroup Solas have always been great. Now they’ve upped the ante again with a new concept album titled¬†Shamrock City, which officially hits the streets on Feb. 5. Band leader and producer Seamus Egan set out to tell the true story of his great-great uncle, Michael Conway, who left County Mayo, Ireland in 1910 and… Continue reading Solas: Shamrock City (MP3)

acoustic · banjo · Canadian · country · female singer · male singer · singer-songwriter

Pharis & Jason Romero: A Passing Glimpse (MP3)

As the summer travel season winds down here at Fiddlefreak World Headquarters, the time comes to buckle down and catch up on reviewing some of the lovely and wonderful new recordings that have piled up on my desk. First up: Pharis and Jason Romero’s new release titled “A Passing Glimpse” (Lula Records). I fell for… Continue reading Pharis & Jason Romero: A Passing Glimpse (MP3)

acoustic · Celtic · Irish

The Kane Sisters: Side by Side (MP3)

Traditional fiddlers Liz and Yvonne Kane are sisters from Letterfrack, a small village on the wild and scenic coast of Connemara, in County Galway.¬† They released their third album Side by Side in July 2010, and kindly sent me a review copy all the way from Ireland. This record deserves attention as a brilliant example… Continue reading The Kane Sisters: Side by Side (MP3)