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Trian
Trian
Trian
Genres: Folk, World Music
 
Debut release by superb Irish trio. Billy McComiskey plays button accordion; Daithi Sproule plays guitar and sings, and Liz Carroll is the fiddler par excellance. All have been long involved in the traditional Irish music ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Trian
Title: Trian
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Flying Fish
Release Date: 11/8/2008
Genres: Folk, World Music
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018964058623, 018964058647, 018964058623

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Debut release by superb Irish trio. Billy McComiskey plays button accordion; Daithi Sproule plays guitar and sings, and Liz Carroll is the fiddler par excellance. All have been long involved in the traditional Irish music scene. Among the highlights of the collection is the eight-minute song "Captain Thompson," the medley of hornpipes ("The Plane of the Plank / The Rolling Hills of Maryland / The Champion") and the medley of jigs composed by McComiskey and Carroll ("The Diplodocus / The Gandy Dancer / The New Leaf").

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CD Reviews

Excellent, wonderful, happy, relaxing old pub style playing!
William C Duty | 04/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Failte! (Greetings!) Before you purchase a Trian album, you need to know that this was Liz Carroll's journey-woman years when she was a sought after young fiddle player for making everyone else sound better with her back up, shared lead and counterpoint fiddle playing. There are still Liz composed and excellent lead fiddle. The Trian group is basically a twin button accordian and fiddle lead between Billy and Liz that is 100 percent razor sharp in synch with the "sweet" chord patterns and counter point of Daithi Sproule. Daithi has an almost gentle, classical or poetic style of chord progressions that are exquisite. "Diplococus" is a Liz composed treat (Is this a Celtic dinosaur or a Celtic flu?). "An Chreac" celebrates the time of famine in Ireland, when the robber and robbee were both in dire poverty. Diathi demonstrates his excellent voice. I would love to see the Gaelic lyrics and translation. At the top of my wish list is a re-union album as we near the decade mark of the trio breaking up. Liz has gone on to well deserved celebrity as one of the absolutely best Celtic fiddle players. Before there were all-Ireland competitions, before there were big budget albums and performances, there was simple pub playing for fun and relaxation by single musicians, duos and trios. It is good to remember your "roots." Ceol de Erin Go Bragh! ( Music of Ireland forever!)"
Brilliant
William C Duty | NYC | 01/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very clear, focused album of Irish traditional music. A brisk and uplifting energy runs throughout. Songs and an pair of elegant waltzes complement rather than work at odds with the straight reels and jigs. One of the best albums I've come across in the genre."
Power Trio
James C. Voorhees | Kensington, MD USA | 03/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How can an album with Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey, and Daithi Sproule miss. These are three virtuosi whose talents, brought together, add up to more than the sum of their parts. The album is largely instrumental, and the trio shine on the jigs and reels,with extraordinary, exciting interplay between McComiskey's accordeon and Carroll's fiddle. Some of newly composed tunes are marvelous."