Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Paddy Maloney, Sean Potts|
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Although the instrumentation of two tin whistles and a bodhrán sounds like the punch line to a joke, original Chieftains member Paddy Moloney and Sean Potts manage to make some sweet music on these simple musical tools. Ge... more »
Although the instrumentation of two tin whistles and a bodhrán sounds like the punch line to a joke, original Chieftains member Paddy Moloney and Sean Potts manage to make some sweet music on these simple musical tools. Generally, tin whistles are played in a band setting, and they can become shrill when players try to make them heard over the other instruments. But on Tin Whistles, a collection of traditional Irish tunes originally released in 1973 on the Claddagh label, Maloney and Potts produce a soft, mellow tone that perfectly suits the slow airs. And when Peadar Mercier joins them with his bodhrán on the jigs and reels, the trio creates an irresistibly danceable sound. --Michael Simmons
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Jason Gaudet | Pennfield, New Brunswick Canada | 07/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Paddy Moloney and Sean Potts, two of the best tin whistlers in the world, come together on this revolutionary project. Recorded during the early years of The Chieftains, this record is an excellent example of the playing ability which both men master. If you enjoy the enchanting sound of the whistle, you'll place this album at the top of your play list."
Paddy with Brown Hair atop his Head!
Jason Gaudet | 01/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, our good friend of Irish Music Derek Bell has passed on, and its time to appreciate our grandfathers of the renewed interest in Celtic Music while we can. It is hard to think of where we are today without honoring the pioneers, such as the Bothy Band, the Chieftains and De Danann. Like Derek, Paddy is a founding and long time member of the Cheiftains. This is a quality archive gem for the Celtophiles. You have Paddy and Sean harmonizing on tin whistles with a few songs accompanied by Peadar Mercier in the old style Bodhran playing.The drums of the era either had strong crossbars on the back or crossed strands of rawhide, like Native American drums. Tinwhistles are still the same: simple and inexpensive. To be as good as Paddy on one of these whistles, you need many long hours of practicing and jamming with others in a small thatched roof, Irish cottage while it rains outside and without TV for entertainment.This CD was recorded 30 years ago and the boys are still the musical amadans crazy enough to be playing and enjoying themselves. Even more remarkable, they still get along with each other! Very few marriages last that long now-a-days. I would also strongly recommend their recent DVD in which they tour Ireland. The interview with Derek should serve as a memorial tribute."