Every now and then a CD comes out that hits the sport, that soothes the soul, that restores your faith in the music as you thought it used to be or should be or could be. This is one such recording, and it follows two other collaborations of Peter and ronan, each of which is delightful in its own way. In this collection the pace is relaxed, the combined complimentary tones of pipes, fiddles and flutes are beautiful and mellow, and the playing is so full of subtle variation and shade as to keep the listeners on their toes - perhaps literally as well as figuratively.
The influences that inform this recording include many of the great players of the Clare region and Irish music in general. Peter enjoyed the friendship of pipers Willie Clancy, Séamus Ennis and Tommy Reck, as well as having a close association with many of the fiddlers of his generation including two whose music is echoed here, Mrs. Nell Galvin and John kelly. Ronan, too, has been reared on much the same musical diet, in some instances first hand in some through recordings.
excerpt from the sleeve notes by Jimmy O'Brien Moran