London-born uilleann piper Emmett Gill and American ex-pat fiddler Jesse Smithhave formed a virtuosic Galway-based duo devoted to hard-core Irish traditional music in a style that recalls the energetic sound of Irish recording artists of the 1920s.
Their recently issued duo CD, The Rookery, features a repertoire of familiar and obscure tunes sourced from classic manuscript collections as well as recordings by trad heroes who include pipers Seamus Ennis, Willie Clancy and Leo Rowsome and fiddlers Bobby Casey, James Morrison and Padraig O’Keeffe.
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