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From humble beginnings singing in small Dublin folk clubs Rita Connolly has scaled a variety of musical heights, across a wide variety of genres unlike any singer. An immensely gifted and evocative singer, she scarcely gets mentioned in the roll call of greats in the idiom which is partly due to her detachment from the usual Irish folk hierarchy, and partly due to the relative rarity of her public adventures.
With Valparaiso, her second solo album, Rita has revisited her contemporary Irish roots with songs by Sonny Condell and Leo O'Kelly joining material by, husband, Shaun Davey and Sebastion Barry. Her vocals are exemplary as ever, and some intriguing choices. Irving Berlin's 'Shakin' The Blues Away' and Mike Nesmith's 'Rio" get the Connolly treatment. Tasteful musicianship and arrangements welded to the magnificent voice of Rita Connolly make 'Valparaiso' a treat for tired ears.
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LIAM O'FLYNN'S The Piper's Call
When Liam O'Flynn recorded his album The Piper's Call he got together with Emmy winning directors Philip King and Nuala O'Connor to capture, on film, not only the music from The Piper's Call but also an insight into Liam and his musical background.
The results are so visually stunning that Tara Musics has released a specially extended version of this television documentary on DVD.
The Piper's Call' DVD includes all the music from The Piper's Call album, being performed by a selection of Ireland's top musicians who provide a perfect setting for Liam's piping. I addition Liam is joined by Special Guests Sean Keane - Fiddle & Matt Molloy - flute (of The Chieftains), Mark Knopfler - guitar Galician piper Carlos Núñez and The Irish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Micheál O'Súilleabháin. More Info
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by Treehouse Diner
With their album 'First Sign', Treehouse
Diner present a unique blend of Pop, Rock and Funk - Now Available to Download
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