All Things Considered
Released: Jan 2002
Label: Shanachie Entertainment
One of the best young traditional bands in Ireland at the moment, Danu are resolutely old-school, working through their jigs and reels with minimal guitar flourishes (unlike more fusion-y bands like Lunasa) yet incorporating bouzouki in a nod to Celtic Folk elder Andy Irvine. But what really matters with Celtic Folk is whether is sparkles, and this album is absolutely incandescent. Try to listen to "The Buck From The Mountain" and not grin. These guys seem to tickle their instruments rather than play them -- rarely have accordions, uilleann pipes, fiddles and flutes locked in with such lightness of spirit.
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