Featured Album July 3 at 8pm CDT.
Síocháin Na Tuaithe (Peace of the Countryside) is the second album from Enda Seery and follows very much in the footsteps of his debut The Winding Clock which he released over two years ago. We spoke to him recently and he confirmed that he learned a lot from his debut album and has channelled all that learning back into this release. It’s a great follow up with his playing still retaining all the essential ingredients that makes him one of the most exciting talents on whistle to emerge in some time. His playing is strong, expressive and contains the self assured confidence of a musician on the rise.
Featured Album July 7 at 8pm CDT.
Most Irish musicians grow up with the music, surrounded and encouraged by family and community, with teachers, peers and mentors to guide them on their way. I had no such luck. I was nearly thirty years old when I first heard this music.
After dancing to it for a few years, I decided I wanted to play it. With no guru, no method, no teacher, I had no choice but to immerse myself in it wherever I could find it, and hope for the best. Almost without exception, the local Irish music and dance community in Washington DC and Baltimore — shepherded then as now by Brendan Mulvihill and Billy McComiskey — welcomed me and encouraged me from the first day I showed up at a session.