Ronan Browne & Peter O’Loughlin: The Legacy | Album Review

The Legacy
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Artist: Ronan Browne & Peter O'Loughlin
Genre: Traditional
Label: Claddagh Records

The sweet and salty coalition of pipes, fiddle and flute has long been a backbone of our tradition, and this third collection (gathered over the length and breadth of Ronan Browne and Peter O’Loughlin’s decades-long friendship) is a celebration of relationships, both musical and personal.

Slow airs are nowhere to be found, so rich is the population of reels and jigs (with the odd fling and hornpipe peeping in).

The intuitive interplay between Browne’s pipes and flute and O’Loughlin’s fiddle and flute underscore the depth of their friendship and shared understanding of the tunes.

The pulsating rhythms that define The Boyne Hunt and The Cameronian Reel are perfect calling cards for an entire collection that will delight novice musicians and lifelong listeners alike.

Siobhán Long

Siobhán Long

Siobhán Long, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about traditional music and the wider arts