Angelina Carberry 

An Traidisiún Beo 2005

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The Irish Times
Angelina Carberry’s downright languorous solo CD is a snapshot of a banjo player who’s not in a hurry – surely a threatened species these days. With a family history steeped in traditional music, Carberry goes for the jugular of a tune, surgically dissecting it until she reaches its pulsing core, only to then repair whatever inefficiencies might lurk within, assisted by her husband Martin Quinn and father Peter, both on box, and the eternally inventive John Blake on guitar. The jig set headlined by ‘The Girl of the House’ is a lesson in ensemble playing, the banjo stepping into the limelight only when the tune calls for it, though her solo introduction of ‘Paddy Fahy’s’ hints at a musician who thrives best in the live session.

Siobhán Long


John Blake – guitar and piano
Martin Gavin – bodhran