Oidhreacht

By Conor Keane

Six comments

“Conor Keane: Oidhreacht” :-/

Coore Records CKCD002

The Living Tradition
http://www.livingtradition.co.uk/
~ the review
http://www.livingtradition.co.uk/htmfiles/webrevs/ckcd002.htm

"CONOR KEANE - "Oidhreacht" - Coore Records CKCD002
Of late the pattern for solo albums, it seems, has been for the featured artist to be accompanied by a dozen or so friends, inlaws and associates. "Oidhreacht" however, is a true solo recording from accordion player Conor Keane. Now I don’t wish to infer that Conor Keane has no friends, inlaws or associates, indeed he has been heard in the sociable company of the likes of The Tulla Ceili Band, Shaskeen, Arcady and Four Men and a Dog. This time round the reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas receive a change of aspect in their definition and interpretation.

Conor Keane plays two-row button accordion in the "older push and draw style". The instruments he plays are in the keys of C#/D or D/D# ~ a balance between rawness of passion and steady control."

Peter Fairbairn

It is sad, as I always say, that someone would just dump this album here and not comment on it. Do you own it? Do you like it dear ‘juniper’, or you just has some spare time and decided "Hey, why not look up albums on the Internet and add the information here for a lark"? Would you recommend it to others?

I wish I had a copy, as it sounds like something I’d like, and maybe I’ll luck out and get one in the near future. For now, rather than leave it all on its lonesome, I’ve added a good bit of the review from ‘The Living Tradition’. I can say, I love the ol’ push-pull C#/D & D/D# boxes, any day over the t’other, them B/C squeezes. For that reason alone I can ‘recommend’ it, from sheer bias… 8-)

Oh yeah, I did something additionally constructive, I linked up some of the orphan tracks…and have now added three smilies… ;-)

Sadly, I never have managed to chase up a copy of this for my ears, but I continue to try, sigh! :-(