Contemporary Trad

Ensemble Eriu

Ensemble Eriu

Jack Talty (concertina), Neil O’Loghlen (double bass, flute), Matthew Berrill (clarinet), Jeremy Spencer (fiddle), Maeve O’Hara (marimba), Paddy Groenland (guitar), Matthew Jacobson (drums)
Ensemble Eriu, a septet led by Jack Talty and Neil O’Loghlen, draws on a wealth of creative sources to perform jazz and world music-influenced arrangements of Irish traditional music rooted in the styles of West and North County Clare. The group brings together a chamber ensemble of some of Ireland’s most exciting young musicians from a range of performance backgrounds. The result is a unique combination of the fresh and familiar, a soundscape that is creatively progressive, yet rooted in tradition.

“Beautiful affair… A collection to challenge and cajole in equal measure.” (**** The Irish Times)
“Very developed, soulful and meditative music from an impressive musical intelligence.” (Tony MacMahon)



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