Fidil & Solo Cissokho

Fidil & Solo Cissokho

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Fidil & Solo
This collaboration embraces folk traditions from Ireland’s Northwest and West Africa. The groundbreaking trio of young fiddlers Fidil are joined by 7th generation griot Solo Cissokho and his nephew Seckou Keita in this entertaining dialogue between Donegal and Senegal. With their adventurous approach to the fiddle coupled with the Donegal tradition, Fidil are talismen for a new Irish trad generation. Solo is a master of the Kora, the regal 22 stringed harp with its addictive West A

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Fidil & Solo
Irish music wears its globalism lightly, weaving itself into the fabric of music around the world, and its eloquently demonstrated in this collaboration that embraces folk traditions from Ireland’s Northwest and West Africa,.??The groundbreaking trio of young fiddlers Aidan O'Donnell, Ciaran Ó Maonaigh and Damien McGeehan are joined by seventh generation griot Solo Cissokho and his nephew Seckou Keita in this entertaining dialogue between Donegal and Senegal. With their adventurous approach to the fiddle coupled with the depth of lore and tunes of the Donegal tradition, Fidil are worthy talismen for a new Irish trad generation. Solo is a master of the kora, the regal 22 stringed harp with its beautiful cascades of rippling notes and addictive West African grooves, and Seckou brings an irresistible rhythmic accent with Senegalese percussion of djembe and calabash.

Fidil's latest album 'The Old Wheel of Fortune' was released to widespread critical acclaim, receiving album of the month and a 5 star review in 'Songlines' magazine, who described it as "...one of the finest albums to emerge from Ireland in the last decade" (Geoff Wallis, Songlines). A track from the album also appeared on Songlines 'Top of the World' album as well as the newly released 'Rough Guide to Irish Music Volume 3'.

For more information check out www.fidilmusic.com

Discography

'The Old Wheel of Fortune' - Own Label, November 2011.
Fidil '3'- Own Label, November 2009.

Set List

1. Bababoujan
2. The Glory Reel
3. The Ewe with The Crooked Horn
4. Mala
5. Donegal Mazurkas
6. Swaracee
7. Tá do Mhargadh Déanta

Typical 45 min showcase set list.