A nice find
Wondering around in Dusty Strings in Seattle, I found a few things I hadn’t heard before (an understatement, if you’ve never been in there) including a new variety of harmonica, a beautiful Goodall triple-ought, and a few CDs. This is one of the winners. Smyth is a flute player, cousin of Sean Smyth, with a good tone and good taste in his playing. Nothing very flashy here, no Swedish mystery tunes or exotic percussion, which is a nice change these days. Just a good collection of tunes at a nice easy pace.
Ged Foley plays guitar and produced the record, and plays fiddle on a couple of tracks.
I’ve been listening to this recording for a year and never grown sick of it. While Smyth’s non-pretentious, old-fashioned flute playing is very attractive on its own, guest musicians provide a great support on each track.
I found out the “correct” titles of some of the tunes on the recording.
Paddy Carty’s: Cornelius Curtin’s Big Balloon
Dermot Grogan’s: The Musical Tour of Ireland
James Byrne’s: The Humours of Tullyknockbrine
Hammy Hamilton’s: Kerfunten/ The Woodcock
The Galway Rambler: The Castlebar Races
Where an i purchase paul symth’s album ‘up and away’