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Uncovered - Garry Walsh
Ossian are delighted to present our latest new signing, flute player Garry Walsh. Garry was brought up in Manchester after his parents had emigrated there.His family brought with them a wealth of traditional Irish music from Co Louth and Co Cork and while forgotten here they have survived through them. Both his great grandfathers, grandfathers and father played traditional music, and so comes from a pedigree of trad musicians. Now home in Ireland, Garry has at last made his debut album. The album title by its very nature is justly symbolic. It contains some of the old music from Co Cork and Co Louth, learned from Garry‚s parents over the years, along with a couple of contemporary compositions. Much of this previously unrecorded music largely originates from the playing of both his grandfathers. John Walsh of Drogheda and John Joe Fahy of Skibbereen. The album has been recorded with simplicity in mind, using acoustic instruments only. The music is played with a natural, yet modern feel and is refreshingly traditional. Some arrangements are deliberately kept simple, to allow the true sprit of the music to be captured. One or two tracks have no accompaniment at all, enabling the true force of the music to shine through. Some have strong rhythms, thus presenting light and shade between tracks and all have their own identity and texture. The idea was to produce an album of clarity, removed from technical wizardry. One that attempts to discover each tunes past musical spirit, connecting that to the player‚s soul and bringing out the very essence of this fine music, played by a newly discovered flute player accompanied by some of the most respected players currently on the traditional scene. € 16.53
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