Traditional FIddle Music from DublinRTÉ *****
Revelatory in its breadth and depth, this remarkable collection underscores the musical richness of the late Dublin fiddler Tommie Potts. With erudite tune notes by Seán Óg Potts and Liam O’Connor, and an insightful introduction by long-time Potts acolyte Micheál Ó Súilleabháin, this collection celebrates the fiddler’s rare interpretive genius and the rich mix of influences that put a spring in his step. Interspersed with the magnificent recordings are fleeting snatches of interviews with Potts, who admitted that his first love was for tunes in minor keys, documenting life’s inevitable sadnesses. This is a thought-provoking collection, sure to give rise to some spirited conversations and a magnificent snapshot of a musician whose legacy is immeasurable.