DAVE FLYNN - DRAÍOCHT CD
IMO Members Dave Flynn, Liz Coleman & Aidan Dunphy
Draíocht is an Irish term used to describe music with a spellbinding quality. Flynn has captured some of the Draíocht of the Irish music tradition to create his debut album. Produced by Flynn with the assistance of Manus Lunny and Paul Thomas, Draíocht features five magical songs written by Flynn with the lyricist Pádraic Ó Beírn, alongside seven stunning instrumentals performed by Flynn with an outstanding group of some of Ireland s finest musicians: Liz Coleman (fiddle), Mick Dunne (banjo), Aidan Dunphy (percussion), Conán McDonnell (bodhrán), Brian Ó Toole (bass) and Ciarán Swift (guitar). Draíocht takes you on a unique musical journey, beginning with the brooding opening instrumental The Tempest in Mali with its hypnotic fusion of Irish and Malian musical influences. Many musical emotions are explored thereafter from the epic song of longing Stone Walls to the elegiac Lullaby . A unique interpretation of the famous Irish tune Drowsy Maggie brings Draíocht to a haunting end.