IT HAS taken nearly 20 years, but Galway accordionist Seamus Walshe is getting ready to launch his new album, Turas (Journey ), with a gig in The Crane Bar.
Turas, which features original compositions, is the follow up to 1996’s Clare Accordion (which was very popular particularly in the US where it still sells well ). It will be launched on Thursday August 14 at the Sea Road venue, where Seamus will be joined by a number of fellow musicians.
Writing about Seamus, Mid West Radio’s Seamus Duffy described him as having “a distinctive style of his own” where his “musical logic is evident in his mastery of the instrument”.
“It is obvious from his playing that he has studied the fiddle greats, and has mastered the art of playing fiddle type music on the box,” Duffy continued. “Indeed in this recording, many pieces more suited to the fiddle have been performed with great effect to suit the box. What makes Seamus Walshe’s music stand out from the others, is the natural feel, sweetness of tone and expression he achieves, especially in hornpipes.”
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