- Performer:Mick Conneely / David Munnelly
- Title:‘Tis What It Is
- Style:Celtic,Traditional Irish Folk
- Size FLAC version1869 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1947 megabytes
- Size WMA version1888 megabytes
- Formats:MP2 DMF FLAC RA XM ADX
Mick Conneely & David Munnelly. 12 August 2014 ·. Going fast for tomorrow night!
I’m not sure how Irish accordionist David Munnelly and Irish fiddler Mick Conneely first met, but bless whatever strange muse brought together these two Irish trad musicians at the top of their game. Their new album ’Tis What It Is is a revalation, a truly incendiary set of duets that crash their way through a brace of Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes, slides, barn dances, and even three waltzes! Whereas pretty much any other duet album of Irish music features an almost psychic symmetry between the instrumentalists, as they mesh together improvised and wickedly complicated ornamentations on the.
The coming together of Mick Conneely and David Munnelly brings with it a joyous and feverish selection of tunes that bristle with energy and pace. It is definitely more in the style of early De Dannan than east Clare, springing as it does from the backgrounds of the musicians involved. Mick is one of the most respected musicians around and we have long admired his musical style. He has played with a who's who of artists from De Danann to Noel Hill, Kevin Crawford and others . It is most definitely the album you put on after the dinner party and not before, when you want to inject some life into proceedings. You can nearly hear the whoops from the corner as onlookers pray the dawn will never come and these musicians do not tire. Just one more for the road.
Tis What It Is. Musicians. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki), David Munnelly (accordion, melodeon), with Jonas Fromseier (banjo), Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh (bodhrán), Ryan Molloy (piano). Source and other information. Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 190, 2012. Recorded October 2010 in Galway. What Does this Page Tell You? Each Irish tune on this album was identified after a careful, expert comparison of this recorded performance against all other tunes in the Irish Traditional Music Tune.
Mick Conneely, David Munnelly. 7. Reels: the Jolly Tinker, the Yellow Tinker, the Longford Tinker. Mick Conneely, David Munnelly.
David Munnelly has played on over a dozen CDs, solo, and in various duets, bands and ensembles covering a wide range of genres and this CD presents what he describes as his own unique Irish musical sound. There's an interesting quote on the back of the CD cover saying this is 'a raucous encounter between chaos and melody'. The way this CD has been recorded and engineered is not what you expect from an album of traditional music. The two main instruments sound very closely mic-ed and the way the record is mixed or engineered creates a real 'in your face' sound that is very intense. There's no space around the music and you need to take a break after four or five tracks. It's possibly what the musicians themselves want to hear but it creates a very harsh tone across the whole record.
Mick played fiddle with legendary Irish music group De Danann periodically over 22 years from 1991-2013 (full-time between 2009-2013, recording one studio album Wonderwaltz with the band in 2010). Mick continues to collaborate with David Munnelly promoting their duet album 'Tis What It Is. Currently Mick plays with whistle player Mary Bergin & fiddle player Tony Linnane. Mick teaches fiddle & bouzouki classes at various festivals at home and abroad, for example
Mick Conneely David Munnelly. Mick Conneely & David Munnelly Reels: the Carna Reel, Temple Hill, Sporting Paddy. Mick Conneely & David Munnelly Jigs: the Pride of Rockchapel, Mrs Cooty's, Statia Donnelly. Mick Conneely & David Munnelly The High Caul Cap/Napoleon Crossing the Alps. Mick Conneely & David Munnelly Jigs the Rakes of Kildare, Haley’s Favourite, Flanagan’s.
CreditsMick Conneely - Primary Artist
David Munnelly - Composer, Primary Artist
|1||Barndances: the High Caul Cap / Napoleon Crossing the Alps||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||3:31|
|2||Jigs: Maho Snaps / Tay in the Bog / the Maid in the Meadow||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||4:16|
|3||Reels: P. Flanagan’s / Hughie Travers’ Reel / Spoil the Dance||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||4:35|
|4||Hornpipes: O’donnell’s Hornpipe / the First of May||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||3:49|
|5||Jigs: the Pride of Rockchapel / Mrs Cooty's / Statia Donnelly||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||4:15|
|6||Air: for Michael David Munnelly||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||4:09|
|7||Reels: the Jolly Tinker / the Yellow Tinker / the Longford Tinker||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||4:06|
|8||Barndances: the Kiss Behind the Door / Paddy Shannon’s||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||3:39|
|9||Waltzes: Shoe the Donkey / the Emigrant’s Letter / Liza Lynn||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||4:29|
|10||Reels: the Carna Reel / Temple Hill / Sporting Paddy||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||3:41|
|11||Slides: the Humours of Glenflesk / Denis Murphy’s Slide #2 / the Star Above the Garter||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||4:11|
|12||Reels: McGovern’s Favourite / Colonel Fraser||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||3:51|
|13||Jigs the Rakes of Kildare / Haley’s Favourite / Flanagan’s||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||4:46|
|14||Reels the New Mown Meadow / Big John MacNeill / the Silver Spire||Mick Conneely / David Munnelly||4:10|