Siobhan Long on A Moment of Madess

Siobhan Long reviewing Brendan Begley and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s Le Gealaigh/A Moment of Madness IrishMusic.Net Records: “The pair’s approach to this collection of polkas, slides, marches and slippery jig (a variation on a tune borrowed from the great Paddy Cronin) would put fire in the belly of a corpse. It’s a picaresque expedition into the unknown, with feet, fingers and the wily spirit of two passionate players lighting the way ahead… Ó Raghallaigh’s hardanger fiddle finds remarkable solace in Begley’s bellows-deep box … The accordion wails and blows like a whale while Ó Raghallaigh’s fiddle darts and dives, propelled by the sheer force of Begley’s fiery rhythms.” (Times) >>>

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