Celtic Czechs

Irish Dew

Sance (Indies Records, 2005)

Despite the name, this Celtic band is from the Czech Republic. Inspired by the
music of the Emerald Isle, Irish Dew performs traditional and original music
with contemporary Celtic arrangements. The group is led by virtuoso musician
Václav Vesely, who plays accordion and guitars.Irish Dew uses Irish instruments such as bodrhán, tin whistle, harp, and banjo.
But not all the influences are Irish. Irish Dew features several African
musicians on kora and jembe.

[The CD is available from Indies Records].

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.