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Smoky Finish

The beginning
It all began with traditional music from Ireland and Scotland. Enchanting songs that tell of green pastures and highland moors, ballads about historical events, about the joy and pain of love and the high spirits when carousing rounded off with a repertoire of jigs and reels performed in a highly danceable manner.

The Rock 'n' Reel
As two out of five band members are musically rooted in rock music, it is not a big surprise to find traces of that in the music of Smoky Finish. With their characteristic arrangements Smoky Finish have found a unique style that blends folk and rock and distinguishes their music from that of a classical folk band:
they call it rock ‘n’ reel.

The musicians
The year 2002 was a turning point for Smoky Finish: The original line up was changed. Esch, Bernhart Ruso and Andy Neumeister were joined by Klara Schiffermüller and Pauli Dangl, two fine young fiddlers from Vienna. Smoky Finish now consists of five of the best Austrian folk musicians on fiddles, flute, whistle, percussion, bass, guitars and bouzouki. With this line up and the singing in parts Smoky Finish offers something special for everbody’s taste.

The dancing
Not only rock ‘n’ reel, the musical style, but also the performance is unusual: A dynamic show very much like a rock concert has taken the place of the traditional folk performance. Music and dance are inextricably bound together - Smoky Finish moves your body!

The whisky
You could compare the music of Smoky Finish with good Scottish single malt whisky:

well matured over the years,
with a golden colour
and a fresh taste,
invigorating with
a long, smoky finish.

Best quality guaranteed!

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Listener Comments

Member Name: Rindy
Date Posted: 02-Sep-2007
Comments: Welcome to Celtic Radio naepeer. I hope you will enjoy the music as well as the wonderful people that are here on the forum. I look forward to you posting.I love the sounds of Smoky Finish. I hope to hear more of them in the future Slainte

Member Name: naepeer
Date Posted: 01-Sep-2007

Comments: Sweet and lovely voice!

Member Name: Macfive
Date Posted: 29-Jun-2004

Comments: Here is an update we received from Smokey Finish. They seem like an awesome group. Wish I could see them in concert!Hi Paul!Back again from our tour in the northern part of Germany with unbelievablethings that happened. We played a gig for more than 3000 listeners which isamazing for Germany. Great! What a feeling! Our tour continued last weekendwith a fine gig at a famous celtic festival in the estern part of Austria.And next weekend we will play a gig at the very famous "Folk im SchloßhofFestival" again in Germany. As you can see we are still very busy intouring. I just wanted to thank you for promoting us on your website. I justvisited the site and feel very happy now. Thanks from me and the rest of theband!Have a good time till our next contact.Keep on rock `n´ reelin´Eric

Member Name: Macfive
Date Posted: 13-Jun-2004

Comments: While I just added Smoky Finish to the featured artist database, we have had their album playing since the beginning of 2004. A real high energy group from Vienna, Austria. Sounds like they have a very good show with even 2 Girls that Celtic dance at all of their shows. I instantly loved their album. Give it a request if you want to hear some excellent Celtic music with an Austrian flavor!


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