Far From the Hills of Donegal (Compass, 2007)
Fiddler Oisín McAuley is one of the finest fiddlers in the Irish folk music scene. He is well known for his work with Danú.
Far From the Hills of Donegal is his latest solo recording, where McAuley plays a series of duets and other collaborations with other fine musicians who provide guitars, uilleann pipes, accordion, flute and cello.
McAuley has a fiery style that shows his virtuosity. But he also has a delightful melodic side. His style incorporate Irish folk (Donegal style), classical music and jazz.
The selection of pieces ranges from original compositions to traditional Irish jigs, Breton tunes and Quebecois reels.
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.