If you only buy one trad music album this Christmas…

Via TradConnect: If you are looking for some of the best traditional music from 2017, then this release might do the job nicely.

Featuring fiddle, vocals, piano, and accordion, Tadhg Ó Meachair and Joanna Hyde weave through an imaginative and expressive mixture of Irish and American folk musics on their debut album, One For the Foxes.

Award-winning instrumentalists in their own rights, this duo take a unique twist on the traditions from which they come, entwining traditional melodies, their own compositions, and songs from the broader folk canon.

The album was recorded and co-produced by Seán Óg Graham of Beoga, who also performs on the album (guitar, bouzouki), along with Dave Curley (harmony vocals, mandolin), Dermot Sheedy (bodhrán, percussion), Róisín Ní Ghallóglaigh (vocals), and Conor McCreanor (double bass).