Iarla Ó Lionáird – Cu-Cu-Ín

This is about as far away from the normal hugger choice of song that you’re likely to hear this year but I am still besotted with it. It comes from Cork sean nós Iarla Ó Lionáird (also Afro Celt Sound System) who I discovered on a trip down to Galway last weekend (thanks bri). At first I thought it was Sigur Ros but the vocals as gaeilge gave the game away. ‘Cu-Cu-Ín’ is taken from Ó Lionáird’s 2005 LP ‘Invisible Fields’ which was recorded in his home studio in Kilkenny and a lavish affair it turns out to be. There is something altogether natural about the way the song plays out, as if it was recorded in the middle of a frozen forest as its inhabitants go about their business undisturbed. Ó Lionáird successfully marries the old with the new to create an entrancing middle ground. Most of all ‘Cu-Cu-Ín’ is a dead cert for relaxation suites the world over, once you enter one you may never want to leave. Spellbinding. KD

Iarla Ó Lionáird – Cu-Cu-Ín

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More Info: Official & Myspace
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Year: 2005

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