Music From The Irish, American And Nordic Traditions

By Danny And Aki

  1. The Devil In The Strawstack
    Tommy Peoples’
    Little Billy Wilson
  2. Kahman Anti
  3. Minuet
    Seamus Danaher’s
    Denis Murphy’s
  4. Norwegian
  5. The Dancing Master
    Munster Buttermilk
    The Hag At The Churn
  6. Norwegian Schottische
  7. The Drogheady March
    The Night Before Larry Was Stretched
    Moll Rua
  8. Boss Murphy’s Schottisches
  9. Wals Voor Jack
    Brännvinslåt
  10. Shove The Pig’s Foot A Little Further Into The Fire
    Juliann Johnson
  11. The Whistle O’er The Lovett
    The Gypsy Princess

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Danny & Aki are a Dublin-based duo who play a fresh mixture of music from the Irish, American and Nordic traditions.

Biography

Danny Diamond is a fiddler, photographer and sound archivist. Danny comes from a musical background – his parents, Dermot and Tara are well-known for their music. He was formerly a member of the band Mórga, with whom he released an album in 2009 and has performed at numerous music festivals in Ireland and Europe, including The Willie Clancy Summer School, Tonder Festival, Shetland Folk Festival. Danny’s music has been featured on television and radio programmes for BBC, RTÉ and TG4. He lives in Dublin and works for the Irish Traditional Music Archive as a sound archivist and collector.

Aki is a multi-instrumentalist and visual artist based in Dublin. Aki has played and studied various styles of music including rock, classical, traditional Irish and experimental music. Over the years he has played in various line-ups that have shared the stage with such well-known acts as Altan and Liam O’Flynn. He has also composed music for short films.

Description

Danny & Aki are a Dublin-based fiddle-accordion duo. Their repertoire is a fresh mixture of music from Irish, American and Nordic traditions. Danny’s open-tuned fiddle and Aki’s modified button accordion together create a unique drone-rich, sparsely ornamented style that brings out the elegant simplicity and timeless beauty of these traditional melodies. The sound is firmly rooted in the tradition, yet their interpretations make the music distinctively their own.

You can find more info, listen to sample tracks and even buy the CD at www.dannyandaki.com & www.facebook.com/dannyandaki