Anxo Lorenzo
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Anxo Lorenzo

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Anxo Lorenzo – Tirán. 2010 Zouma Records. ZRCDO061.



It is a difficult task to define a musician simply through the use of words and especially so when the musician is Anxo Lorenzo. An artiste who has all the qualities that enable him to touch the essence of music itself, marking it with his own personality and moulding it at his whim achieving the spectacular results on show in his new album, "Tirán".

In his universal experience as a piper, he has collaborated in many musical projects fusing the traditional sound of the pipes with a great array of styles and genres from jazz to electronic, pop, rock, or flamenco. In his hands, the pipes are unfettered and endowed with endless possibilities thanks to his genial flair.

A long list of groups and solo artistes endorse Anxo’s abilities as a master piper. Founder of Spiritu 986, his collaborations include Celtas Cortos, Lúnasa, Kathryn Tickell, Michael McGoldrick, The Chieftains, Daimh, The National Jazz Orchestra, Luigi Lai, Diarmaid Moynihan, Brian Finnegan, Xarabal, Om/Off, Jaula de Grillos, Tejedor, Angus Mackenzie, Iain MacDonald, Germán Díaz, Mónica Molina, Skape, Amistades Peligrosas, Poncho k…

Now, Anxo presents his first solo album: “Tirán”. Inspired by a long musical journey getting to know a thousand places and tunes shared with musicians of all nationalities. A journey that always commences and concludes in Galicia.

In “Tirán”, Anxo Lorenzo takes the pipes and his own skills to their limit demonstrating that everything is possible in music. Produced by Pedro González and accompanied by Xosé Liz (bouzouki), Milla (percussion), Luis Peixoto (strings), Begoña Riobó (violin), Álvaro Iglesias (double bass), and the Irish fiddle player, Eoghan Neff, the album has 11 tracks that are a mix between composition and tradition from the Galician Rías to the Seas of Ireland. A demonstration of virtuosity and sensibility in equal measure and enhanced by the participation of the famous Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell, the strings of Pancho Álvarez, percussion by Milla and Roi Adrio, hurdy-gurdy by Anxo Pintos, accordion by Jorge Arribas and the Hindi style group Om/Off.

There is still much to say and discuss in Galician Folk music and now Anxo Lorenzo is having his say. “Tirán” is the genesis of a long musical career for an artist that surprises us with his modesty in light of his genial flair.