2018 Countdown | Aeons

Once upon a time we released an album of irish traditional music mixed with Jazz; the band was Notify, led by composer and esteemed concertina virtuoso Padraig Rynne. The album revealed an adventurous mind, so it was no surprise when Padraig introduced us to another well known and accomplished musician from Ireland. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, West Kerry. A leading exponent of the traditional sean nós style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources. Together Padraig and Muireann are known as Aeons, a vehicle to experiment with traditional Irish music in a progressive setting. The vocals are sublime, the mood is haunting and beautiful, as if one were flying over the countryside in a retro-futuristic dream. Layers of sound drift in and out of the mix, marking time as if to introduce new scenes and characters. Put this one one when you are alone, and fly away.