Re: The Banks of the Abha Bhán
This is a lovely album by West Limerick boxplayer and singer, Donie Nolan. Donie has a lovely individual style that is strongly associated with his native West Limerick (on the banks of the White River), and his ability to lightly swing polkas and slides is reminiscent of such greats as Martin Mulvihill and Donal de Barra. The album is further propelled by Nolan’s singing of The Boys Of Barr Na Sraide, which is nothing short of stellar. This work is not a precious, highly processed album but rather an authentic look at an extremely talented player, as evinced by Nolan’s playing live for a set in the last few tracks. You can find some clips of Donie playing below.