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ANGELINA CARBERRY An Traidisiun Beo

ANGELINA CARBERRY
An Traidisiun Beo
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Angelina Carberry is a new name to me, although she has had a couple of CDs out before - one with her father Peter, and one with her husband Martin Quinn. Both these offerings were well received, so it was interesting to listen to her new CD 'An Traidisiun Beo' for the first time.

Angelina plays banjo well, there is some excellent, sympathetic backing on all tracks, but the banjo is always at the front of the mix. She is able to examine the capabilities of the instrument to the full, producing a thin sound one moment, before showing the banjo's full range on the next track. This album is very Irish in sound, no surprise as she is originally from the Irish community in Manchester, and now resides in Ireland. Angelina and Martin have produced this CD and a good job they have done, too. There are ver full liner notes-too full in places. But that contributes to my one real criticism. Due to the lengthy notes, the inside cover is just too wordy and feels untidy. Personally I feel that a booklet would have been preferable. It is hard to say how well 'An Traidis Beo' will do but I wish Angelina well. Presumably she will be touring so check it out then.

Dave Beeby

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This album was reviewed in Issue 67 of The Living Tradition magazine.