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New Album from Ensemble Ériu

“Heart–swelling, surprising, fresh and beautiful, it’s exactly what I look for in music”– Nialler9

Drawing on the hypnotic repetition of minimalism and the organic improvisatory spirit of jazz, the music of Ensemble Ériu weaves a rich acoustic tapestry around Irish traditional melodies.

Developed by concertina player Jack Talty and double bassist and flute player Neil O’ Loghlen, Ensemble Ériu brings together a chamber ensemble of some of Ireland’s most exciting young musicians from a range of performance backgrounds. The result is a unique combination of the fresh and familiar, a soundscape that is creatively progressive yet rooted in tradition.
Following a rousing reception at their debut gig at the Galway Jazz Festival in October 2012, Ensemble Ériu are planning a series of concerts to launch their album throughout Ireland in late 2013.

Featuring: Jack Talty: concertina, bass concertina, electronics Neil O’ Loghlen: double bass, flute, whistle. Matthew Berril: clarinet, bass clarinet. Matthew Jacobson: marimba, drums. Úna McGinty: violin, viola. Jeremy Spencer: fiddle. Paddy Groenland: guitar. Sam Perkin: piano. Colm O’ Hara: trombone. Saileog Ní Cheannabháin: voice

Jack Talty is a concertina and piano player from Lissycasey in County Clare. As a performer Jack has toured extensively throughout Europe, North America and Australia, and has contributed to over 25 albums to date, as a musician, engineer, composer, producer and arranger.

Neil O’ Loghlen is a musician from County Clare. Having started playing traditional music on the flute at a young age he now performs in a variety of contexts. He has studied at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada and is a member of the Louis Stewart Quartet.

The album is available from and as a digital download from iTunes & CD Baby. For further information email:

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