Following their outstanding 2005 recording Notes from the Heart on the Cló Iar-Chonnachta label, Mick Mulcahy and his daughters Louise (26) and Michelle (24) are back with a new album, Reelin' in Tradition. If their first album was a revelation for the rhythmic and beautiful Mulcahy sound - as well as the virtuosity across several instruments of Michelle and Louise - Reelin' in Tradition presents a new level of musicianship exploring their collective repertoire.
Mick, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy regularly perform in Ireland the USA and have an unmistakeable, infectious sound. As Martin Hayes writes, ‘I first became familiar with the music of Mick Mulcahy from his first solo recording... I remember that both my father and I felt that his music had a great depth of feeling. That same feeling that first made an impression on me has been handed on to his daughters and continues all the way through this recording.'
Reelin’ in Tradition, Irish Echo, Review
It’s not fair. No three family members should have the abundance of musical talent that Mick, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy of Abbeyfeale, West Limerick, have. On this, their third album together (“The Mulcahy Family” and “Notes From the Heart” came out in 2000 and 2005 respectively), the Brosna, North Kerry-born Mick Mulcahy on button accordions joins daughter Louise on uilleann pipes and D and E flat flutes and daughter Michelle on harp, concertina, fiddle and piano for a largely familiar repertoire that’s fresly and impressively played.