Imbas

by Ensemble Ériu

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Susie Dean
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Susie Dean Oh my. I'm not sure what my expectations were, but they were redefined and then blown out of the water. Outstanding!!!
gillian oneill
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gillian oneill I have waited so long to the follow-up to this group's debut and this collection has not disappointed. Every track is a winner but , if I had to choose, it'd be THE TEMPEST. Keep up the good work and WHEN O WHEN ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO DO A GIG UP NORTH? Favorite track: The Tempest.
Anita Botman
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Anita Botman It's spacious and dense, strange and familiar, all at the same time. These tunes are arranged in a very new way and yet they sound so natural.
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about

IMBAS is an Old Irish word that is used to describe inspiration, creativity, and prophetic knowledge.

The music presented on this album documents Ensemble Ériu’s artistic development over the past two years. We would like to thank our fellow members — Jeremy, Paddy, Matthew, Maeve and Matthew — for joining us on this journey. We wish to acknowledge the musical sources that have inspired each piece on this recording: Bobby Casey, Willie Clancy, John Kelly Snr., Peadar O'Riada, Tony MacMahon, and Micho Russell. Goideadh do Ghé was collected by Séamus Ennis on Fínis Island in the 1940s; we learned it from our good friend Saileog Ní Cheannabháin.

Ensemble Ériu endeavors to combine our musical heritage with a range of ideas and inspirations acquired throughout our musical lives. We hope you enjoy our efforts.

Neil Ó Loclainn and Jack Talty
March 2016

credits

released July 10, 2016

JACK TALTY - concertina
JEREMY SPENCER - fiddle
MATTHEW BERRILL - clarinet, bass clarinet (2,3)
NEIL Ó LOCLAINN - double bass, flute (3,4)
MAEVE O'HARA - marimba
MATTHEW JACOBSON - drums


Recorded by ADRIAN HART at The Forge Studios, Galway, October 26–28 2015
Mixed by ADRIAN HART, JACK TALTY
and NEIL Ó LOCLAINN
Mastered by FERGAL DAVIS
Design by ROBIN FULLER
Produced by NEIL Ó LOCLAINN and JACK TALTY

All pieces traditional except THE WEST CLARE REEL composed by PEADAR Ó RIADA

All pieces arranged by NEIL Ó LOCLAINN except THE WEST CLARE REEL and CNOCÁN AN TEAMPAILL arranged by NEIL Ó LOCLAINN and JACK TALTY

Released by ENSEMBLE RECORDS and RAELACH RECORDS
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