Sylvain Barou, Dónal Lunny and Pádraig Rynne: Triad
Sylvain Barou, Dónal Lunny, Pádraig Rynne
sees Guidewires’ supremely talented concertina master, Pádraig Rynne, joining forces with Dónal Lunny and Breton flute, pipes and whistle player Sylvain Barou. The trio joust with pelvis-shattering rhythms and unearth some deliciously delicate melody lines. At their best, Triad dig deep, expressing the sensual essence of tunes. Rynne’s own compositions shine, as does their inspired pairing of Gildas Moal ’s Breton tune
with American fiddler Randal Bays ’s slow reel
First Hard Rain
. Lunny’s own
is a delight, with Lunny’s strings inter-stitching Rynne’s concertina pleats . Reservations arise when Lunny’s percussive force threatens to overpower Barou’s flute and pipes. Jagged edges lurk between the many moments of rare beauty.
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