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Solas members Mick McAuley and Winifred Horan have joined forces with the amazing Kilkenny–born guitarist Colm O’Caoimh to bring you their new release Sailing Back To You.

Solas has long been heralded as one of the most innovative and exciting bands ever to emerge on the Irish music scene and the combination of Mick and Winfred’s box/fiddle sound has always been an integral part of the band’s unmistakable sound.

So when they released their first duet album Serenade in 2006, it was received with much anticipation and widespread critical acclaim being voted into the Top 5 Irish albums of 2006 by The Irish Times. Another few years have passed and now they have teamed up with the dynamic young guitarist, Colm O’Caoimh for Sailing Back to You. Colm, who is a founding member of the steadily rising Irish group Caladh Nua, has spent the last few years touring extensively throughout Europe and Canada. A musician of supreme talent and versatility, Colm brings to the project his own fresh style of tune backing while complimenting the gentler songs and enhancing the subtleties of Winifred’s unique fiddle sound. Sailing Back to You is a beautiful musical journey, sometimes haunting and soulful, other times joyful and exhilarating.

The album opens with a traditional French tune called Les Amantes Infideles while tracks like their version of the Low Anthem’s Charlie Darwin bring a true realism and honesty to the album. And, of course, there are instrumental reels, jigs and airs, both original and traditional, to drive it all on.

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