?Ireland?s newest ?supergroup??the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet.? - IRISH VOICE. ?An amazing new instrumental quintet?state-of-the-art Irish music as aggressively infectious as you?ll ever hear.? - DIRTY LINEN. ?Lúnasa?s musicianship is awesome ? I?d sell my soul to be able to play like that? ? MOJO; ?Lúnasa ,,, have catapulted both themselves and the music onto another plane where creative juices (and not precious entanglements with the past) reign supreme.? ? THE IRISH TIMES
I like all of their recordings but their second CD, "Otherworld" is still my favourite.
These artist are truely masters of their talent, but I consider 'Leahy' to be in the catagory of Legendary.
~~ Oglaigh Na hEireann ~~ In Memory - 13 Fallen, January 30, 1972
The heart may think it knows better, the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart. ...........Elizabeth Bowen
I highly reccomend this link to NPR's "Thistle & Shamrock" radio show website. Fionna Ritchie is a great source of background info, news, interviews, and links to the websites of a host of great Celtic music.
As for good fiddle playing, try Catriona MacDonald from Shetland. Her latest cd is titled Bold and is available from compass records.
She is currently part of the "Blazin Fiddles" project. Some of the best players around right now. Although there is so much talent in the Celtic arena that I think it might be hard to say that one is better than any other.