Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry - At First Light

Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry – At First Light

£9.00

Two of the top Celtic musicians around join forces for an album that’s both delightful and inventive. Mixing traditional and contemporary material with glorious ease, piper and whistler John McSherry and whistle and flute master Michael McGoldrick soar with the kind of breezy freshness that’s all too often missing from Irish music these days.

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Two of the top Celtic musicians around join forces for an album that’s both delightful and inventive. Mixing traditional and contemporary material with glorious ease, piper and whistler John McSherry and whistle and flute master Michael McGoldrick soar with the kind of breezy freshness that’s all too often missing from Irish music these days. That’s perhaps to be expected from people whose pedigrees include the likes of Lunasa, Donal Lunny and the Afro Celt Sound System, but the pairing proves to be a natural, joyful one, the two pushing each other further on “Ornette’s Trip to Belfast”, for example, or caressing the melody of “The Bloom of Youth”. With some sprightly, sympathetic backing that never becomes overpowering, the two are left in the spotlight–and they shine perfectly. –Chris Nickson