Michael McGoldrick – Wired


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Master of flute, whistles and uillean pipes, Michael McGoldrick releases his much anticipated new album ‘Wired’. The product of 3 years writing, recording, experimenting and perfecting his art, it is the natural successor to his seminal album ‘Fused’ from 2000,only even bolder and more captivating, incorporating alternative sounds into traditional music to create a brilliant fusion at the cutting edge of folk music that positively bursts with energy. The musicians involved in realising this project read like a who’s who of traditional music’s great players from bands like Capercaillie, Flook! And Shooglenifty including Dezi Donnelly (fiddle), Ed Boyd (guitar), JonJoe Kelly (bodhran),Donald Shaw (keyboards), Ewen Vernal (bass), Parvinder Bharat (tabla), Neil Yates (trumpet), Manus Lunny (bouzouki) and James Mackintosh (drums). Also John McCusker (fiddle), Alison Brown (banjo) and the Scottish string ensemble bring their unique sound to the tracks. But it is McGoldrick himself who consolidates his reputation for creating ground-breaking music in this genre, with a recording that brings his lyrical and pulsating flute and pipe playing to the fore against a musical backdrop of mesmerizing grooves, sounds and attitude. Get connected now!