The Merry Sisters of Fate is another jewel in Lúnasa’s crown. A fantastically inventive and supremely talented group of musicians, fiddler Seán Smyth, flutist Kevin Crawford, bassist Trevor Hutchinson, guitarist Donogh Hennessy, and uillean piper Cillian Vallely have earned rave reviews worldwide. Lúnasa has been dubbed by The New York Times as "a jam band for Irish music lovers" and as noted by The Boston Globe, "they bring a fiery, almost rock-like energy to their alluringly complex arrangements."
Lúnasa is instantly recognizable whether the tune is traditional, borrowed, or composed by a band member. The pulsating rhythm section, dueling flute and fiddle, and impressive piping are as innovative as they are true to the tradition. The eleven instrumental tracks featured on The Merry Sisters of Fate are lush and sophisticated. Their follow-up to 1999’s Otherworld -- Album of the Year in both the Irish Echo and the Irish Voice -- is certain to solidify their current standing as the leaders of today’s Irish music scene.
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