All Irish or Irish linked this week (I have been listening to other music, too) and Northern Irish..

Most of this falls into “traditional” or “roots”. Label the music genre as much as you wish, label the place of origin as you wish. Here’s some wonderful music.

Bene & Cormac | Wavelength

 Wavelength by Bene & CormacThis is beautiful … fiddle and guitar, then others join. These ‘uns are young, yet still accomplished musicians. “Benedict Morris and Cormac Crummey are two of the most anticipated young musicians on the traditional music scene. They make up a very talented fiddle and guitar duo and are releasing their debut duo album “Wavelength” in the autumn of 2018.” 

Generous with their talent. Then more arrive

Ciara Ni Chonghaile – Bodhran 
Liam Doherty – Banjo 
Conor Broderick – Piano / Rhodes / Organ 
Cathal Murphy – Percussion / Kit / Electric Guitar 
Trevor Hutchinson – Upright Bass 

Preview here on Bandcamp 

Beauty Sleep | Be KindBeauty Sleep | Be Kind

“Be honest, Davy what are you thinkin?” OK I’m thinking Prefab Sprout – OK That’s what I’m thinking and that’s not a bad thought. I just love this sound. The challenge for electronic is to sound human. Humans relate to humans. A perfect example is Kraftwerk’s Autobahn – actually there is a strong human element to the whole thing. This is beautiful.

 

runabay between the linesRunabay | Between the Lines

I’m well into the roots/folk vibe this week. I’ve boon looking around the world for music and lo – there is a bunch of really good work going on in Cushendall; Belfast and Cushendun. As good as any music I’ve heard from around the world this year.

 

Tura | HipnoeraTura | Hipnoera

This was unexpected. Zimbabwe meets Ireland in Belfast. 5 tracks – nice idea. Love the idea of a night train from Sligo to Harare.