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The Folkalists play their blend of Irish folk, trad and Americana.
The Folkalists play their blend of Irish folk trad, and Americana.
A return here for Dee and Barry, first time since March 2013, playing their blend of trad, folk and greengrass.
Dee and Barry from The Folkalists play a few tunes, sings a few songs and dance a few jigs.
Vocals, Guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, drums
“This is traditional music but not as we know it. Clanú are a sort of Chieftains for the 21st century in that they take the sounds of the tradition and with great respect they re-interpret it in a way that while retaining its soul they give it a voice for a new generation. From the opening and well titled Outlaw Set you know you are listening to a masterful blend of old and new blending a new composition The Outlaw Joseph Emmet by Barry Skeffington with a re-working of The Gravel Walks. The first vocal contribution is Where You Going and again we get a story song that would fit into the ancient canon but as a new composition it has an urgent feel and strong lyrics enhanced by the backing banjo. Showing that the new wave revere the old material one need only listen to the excellent rendition of that wonderful air, Bruach na Carraige Báine. No true music lover can be anything but moved by it. There is a sly hint of what track six has to offer in the title Slow Whiskey.”