Gathering Cloud

By Toyota Ceili Band

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Toyota Ceili Band - Gathering Cloud

2017 album. First from this (Japanese-)Irish Ceili band.

Their website:
http://toyota-ceiliband.com

Available on CDBaby:
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/toyotaceilingband#

Partial CDBaby description for the album/band:
"This is the first traditional Irish ceili band album from Japan. Toyota Céilí Band was founded in 2011 in response to the increasing demand of having regular céilí in Japan. They are the first céilí band that hosted céilí on a regular basis in Japan, and have held céilí and workshops for beginner dancers monthly as well as various other dancing events in and around Tokyo. In September 2015, they won the first prize for the unofficial céilí band competition organized by Comhaltas Japan. In June this year, they were awarded the first place in the céilí band category of the competitions during the first Féile Tokyo and qualified to enter the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis. "

On the album:
- Kozo Toyoda (or Toyota, potential translation error, seen his last name as "Toyota" on some websites, and "Toyoda" on others … he plays flute)
- Tomoyo Sugai (flute)
- Marika Numashita (fiddle)
- Emiri Gondo (fiddle)
- Chihiro Tanaka (accordion)
- Tomomi Oda (piano)
- Yuri Kitagawa (drums)

Other members of the band (http://toyota-ceiliband.com/member/ ):
- Mikie O’Shea (fiddle)
- Mana Okubo (fiddle)
- Ami Hattori (button accordion)
- Yuko Komatsu (concertina)
- Shosuke Sakamura (fiddle)
- Reiko Nishimura (fiddle)

Some additional information about the album, using Google translate for those of us who don’t read Japanese, is available here:
http://ozoktoyota.thebase.in/items/6314840

Kozo’s first (2018) solo flute album:
https://thesession.org/recordings/6171