The second album from the 7 piece award-winning contemporary Irish traditional ensemble.
Released on CD, vinyl, and digital on 24.06.2016 by Ensemble Records and Raelach Records.
About Imbas ::
IMBAS as an Old Irish word that is used to describe inspiration, creativity, and prophetic knowledge.
The music presented on this album documents Ensemble Ériu's artistic development over the past two years. We we would like to thank our fellow members – Jeremy, Paddy, Matthew, Maeve, and Matthew – for joining us on this journey. We wish to acknowledge the musical sources that have inspired each piece on this recording: Bobby Casey, Willie Clancy, John Kelly Snr., Peadar O'Riada, Tony MacMahon, and Micho Russell. Goideadh do Ghé was collected by Seamus Ennis on Fínis Island in the 1940's, and we learned it from our good friend Saileog Ní Cheannabháin.
Ensemble Ériu endeavours to combine our musical heritage with a range of ideas and inspirations acquired throughout our musical lives. We hope you enjoy our efforts.
Neil O'Loghlen and Jack Talty
released June 24, 2016
Jack Talty :: concertina
Jeremy Spencer :: fiddle
Matthew Berrill :: clarinet, bass clarinet (2,3)
Patrick Groenland :: guitar
Neil O'Loghlen :: double bass, flute (3,4)
Maeve O'Hara :: marimba
Matthew Jacobson :: drums
All pieces traditional except The West Clare Reel – composer by Peadar O'Riada
All pieces arranged by Neil O'Loghlen except The West Clare Reel and Cnocán an Teampaill – arranged by Neil O'Loghlen and Jack Talty
Recorded by Adrian Hart at The Forge Studios, Galway, 26-28 October 2015
Mixed by Adrian Hart, Jack Talty, and Neil O'Loghlen
Mastered by Fergal Davis
Design by Robin Fuller
Produced by Neil O'Loghlen and Jack Talty