Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Lively traditional Irish music
Most recent release, Lúnasa With the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (2013)
The Bothy Band
the hottest traditional Irish band going. They've been touted as practically the Second Coming, and after seeing them perform I know why. They are a bunch of incredibly talented musicians, and they were *hot*. A great time was had by all, not least by the band members themselves. (email@example.com)
Comments about live performance:
Last night's Lúnasa show at Fez was terrific! The music was all manner of reels and jigs in sets of twos and threes, with the occasional fling, air, or gavotte; one of the encore pieces was a klezmer piece. It was all very catchy. The band was (excuse my spelling): Kevin Crawford on wooden flute, whistles and bodhran, Sean Smyth on fiddle (with occasional whistle-playing), Donogh Hennessey on guitar, Ivan Goff on pipes and wooden flute, and Trevor Hutchinson on bass (do you call it a "double bass" when it's one of those slimmed-down numbers with volume and tone knobs on it?) Kevin Crawford kept everyone entertained between pieces with funny stories and witty banter. The audience was very enthusiastic.
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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