New Releases: Traditional and Folk Music (July 2018)

Steph Geremia

New Releases: Traditional and Folk Music (July 2018)

A round-up of new and recent traditional and folk music releases.

Featured below: Clannad, Yvonne Casey, Lúnasa, Dreamers’ Circus, Steph Geremia.

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Clannad: Turas 1980
Mig Music
13 July 2018

Legendary band Clannad look back on their touring career with a new album on this German label. The album is a recording of a performance in Bremen in 1979 – just following a US tour and before the release of fourth album Crann Úll. The live recording was mastered by the band itself for this 2-CD release.



Yvonne Casey: Croí
2 July 2018

Croí is Clare fiddler Yvonne Casey’s second solo album, 14 years after her debut. Primarily traditional tunes, the album also contains a few compositions of Casey’s own.


Lúnasa: Cas
Lúnasa Records
8 June 2018

After 21 years, Lúnasa are joined for the first time by guest vocalists for their new album. Cas features performances from Natalie Merchant, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eric Bibb and Tim O’Brien, giving a new flavour to their polished instrumental sound. 


Dreamers’ Circus: Rooftop Sessions
Vertical Records
1 July 2018 

Nordic band Dreamers’ Circus combine minimalist composition with traditional musics from around the world to create a new fusion folk. Rooftop Sessions is their first album on Vertical Records. 


Steph Geremia: Up She Flew
June 2018 

Flautist Steph Geremia is joined by a number of guest artists for her second solo album. Speaking about the album, she said ‘This album has not only been inspired by the rich North Connaught repertoire and particular tune settings from the players from this region, but also from a time when these great musicians breathed life into the tunes’.


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Published on 17 July 2018

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