The Story So Far

By John Creaven

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The Story So Far by John Creavan

Review from Dirty Linen Magazine, February/March, 2003

JOHN CREAVEN
The Story So Far
John Creaven comes from near Galway, and now lives in Chicago. He is quite a different sort of player (to Harry Bradley - "As I carelessly did stray…" reviewed in the same issue), though one might again imagine his having been influenced by Tansey. Paddy Carty is also occasionally evoked, but really his playing could be more easily likened to the Galway style of fiddling: straight forward and quietly passionate, with ornamentation kept to a minimum and maximum attention given to instrumental tone. Creaven’s sound is full, round and beautiful and he relies on it thoroughly on this striking debut, which features mostly solo playing apart from simple but very effective bouzouki work by Dennis Cahill on five tracks. Very musical and very enjoyable.

Duck Baker
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Review from Irish Times Newspaper, May 2, 2002

JOHN CREAVEN ****
The Story So Far
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Very good album… I got it when he taught our flute class at Riley School about a month or so ago.