November 28, 2010
Poitín (pronounced 'patcheen') is a tradition Celtic band from the Czech Republic not averse to a little experimentation - on their latest album they've got a didge player and a saxophonist who doubles up on low whistles and tin whistles. The band is, however, firmly grounded in the pub session tradition and like nothing better than sitting round a table in the corner of a cosy pub and bashing out old favourites about tarry sailors, merry maids and drunken nights.
Poitín plays Celtic music in all its shapes and forms from haunting Breton melodies to raunchy traditional Irish songs. They've performed at festivals across Europe in Italy, France, Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic. The latest cd is ‘Bofiguifluki’ which takes us on a magical journey from the raw energy of a highly spirited Irish session to the contemplative and haunting mood of a moonlit night by a nameless shore. It is an appreciation of the music of Poitín, a band which has been distilling and maturing since the mid-nineties til now; not only a journey through different Celtic genres, but a journey reflecting the development of the band over the years-discovery, experimentation, exuberance.
Celtic Radio Comments:
Poitin's latest album, Bofiguifluki, is a master piece of traditional Celtic music. Containing a wide range of Celtic music from Calton Weaver, Paddy's Polas, Four Drunken Maidens to the foot stompin Emily. We really enjoyed this talented group from the Czech Republic. Aside from being a great group of people, Poitin shows a perfection of music and instrument that will have you listening to these tracks over and over. Beautiful arrangements and masterful talent! 5 Golden Stars from Celtic Radio!