The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 25 January 2014 is the brand new CD from The Friel Sisters – Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are young traditional musicians born in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht (Derrynamansher).
Alan Burke talks to the girls in the Celtic Music Radio studio about their music and new album.
Being siblings, they achieve a close blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes interspersed with songs sang in unison, many from their family and local repertoire.
They have performed in various venues and festivals across Europe, America and Asia and have appeared as guests on stage with acts such as Altan, The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, Solas and Fidil.
Summer 2013 has seen the girls record their debut album in their home in Donegal with guest musicians Gearoid Mooney, Seamus O’Kane and Griogair Labhruidh.
The girls launched their album offically on Monday 30 December 2013 at Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy in Gaoith Dobhair in County Donegal.
More about The Friel Sisters and how to buy a copy of the album here.
Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week, Saturday 25 January at 12 midnight and Sunday 26 January 2014 at 2.00pm.