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Far From the Hills of Donegal

On his debut solo album entitled Far From the Hills of Donegal, Oisin McAuley embraces the opportunity to express musical ideas in a manner that reflects his highly individual and progressive style of fiddle playing. “You’ll probably hear a lot of stuff that is not very traditional, that reaches a bit beyond that,” says McAuley, who has been a member of the award-winning band Danú since 2001. “Danú is known for being a traditional band, but playing music that reaches out from the traditional has been part of my life for a long time, longer than I’ve been with Danú.”

This collection of songs shows McAuley’s approach to tradition is an eclectic one. It begins with the many flavors of Donegal music, moving through Sligo to Brittany to Quebec, and back to Western Ireland. McAuley infuses his traditional musical styling with jazz, bluegrass, and classical.

Far From the Hills of Donegal

Oisín McAuley

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Track Listing

Quebec Reels Buy
Ask My Father / Pat Ward's Jig Buy
Con Cassidy / We'll Have Our Own Fun (x2) / Killavil Fancy / Coleman's Cross Buy
Tune for Gillian Buy
Paddy Fahey's / My Former Wife / Paidin O'Raifeertaigh /The Rumours of a Dart Buy
Gille le Bigot's Swing and Tears Buy
Souvenir of Venice / Belle of the Stage Buy
Mary's Waltz Buy
John Doherty's Highland / Neil Gow's Wife / Frank Cassidy's Buy
Lover's Ghost / Maud Miller Buy
The Capelhouse / Molloy's Buy
Moneymusk / The Spey in Spate Buy
Port Na Bpucai Buy