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by Cuar

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    Comes in a gatefold card case with artwork by Robin Fuller

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Neil Ó Loclainn's Cuar:

Matthew Berrill clarinet
Aoife Ní Bhriain fiddle
Neil Ó Loclainn double bass, flute

All compositions by Neil Ó Loclainn except Bádaí na Scadán: traditional Irish, arranged by Ó Loclainn (ómós do Tony MacMahon agus Eithne Ní Uallacháin)

The music presented here, a specular suite in 5 movements, is an excerpt from the music that is constantly flowing, in the dimension of Time.

“ear-craningly beautiful missive from the new post-genre frontier”

★★★★ The Irish Times

"toes the line between dancing and mourning, moving by force of experience through hints of tradition while leaning into winds of untethered expression"
Tyran Grillo, Rootsworld

“As a trio of contemporary musicians, Cuar are suggesting a very interesting curved path around an already thriving and living tradition. Seamlessly blending written with improvised sections while recording all tracks in one take brings a palpable edge to an album which should be listened to as if the music was heard for the first time, “with a child’s new mind”

Guillaume Janssen, Spellbinding Music

“quite different from most Irish music, and perhaps all the more interesting for that”


“The album’s influences are assimilated so beautifully by this approach that it’s all so organic in how it weaves its spell on the listener. One is being entertained and entranced, but also stimulated enormously by this music, if you really listen”.

Bernard Clarke, The Blue of the Night, RTÉ Lyric FM

Roscanna “exerts an unyielding grip from the first note to the last of these softly rendered magic spells”

Ian Patterson, All About Jazz


released April 7, 2017

Recorded by Jack Talty at Tigh Roy Ionad Cultúrtha, Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary, January 5 & 6 2017
Mixed and mastered by Jack Talty
Design by Robin Fuller
Produced by Neil Ó Loclainn and Jack Talty



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