As a co-founder of best-selling Irish instrumental outfit Lúnasa and current member of Celtic favorites Capercaillie, flautist and piper Michael McGoldrick has played a great part in expanding the audience for British Isles instrumental music with his expert technique and visionary sensibilities. AURORA is the long-awaited follow-up to his groundbreaking 2005 album WIRED, and finds McGoldrick surrounding his fluid, soulful performances and compositions with a startling variety of rhythmic backdrops. Also joining McGoldrick are Dezi Donnelly, Donald Shaw, John McCusker, Donal Lunny, and more.
Traditional melodies, contemporary dance floor rhythms and jazz/funk workouts:
one of the most adventurous yet intelligently configured sounds currently to be
heard in any genre. --The Independent