Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford, brother and sister, are heirs to the fiddle tradition of Sliabh Luachra, the mountainous area on the Cork/Kerry border.

The album features just the two siblings' brilliant fiddles with no other accompaniment, and upon listening to the record you will realise nothing else is needed. Their dance music is music of the local sets but is played as much for the ear as for the feet, producing a range of emotions over the length of the record. Their airs are overpowering in their depth of feeling and for sheer traditional technique this is one of the best fiddle records ever made, with an equally as memorable album cover by celebrated French artist Catherine Folatre. 'The Star Above The Garter' has influenced traditional Irish fiddling since its release in 1969, still retaining the sense of that era whilst sounding innovative, and above all deserving to be heard.

Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford - The Star Above the Garter

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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
28/01/2022
Artist
Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford
format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Claddagh Records

Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford, brother and sister, are heirs to the fiddle tradition of Sliabh Luachra, the mountainous area on the Cork/Kerry border.

The album features just the two siblings' brilliant fiddles with no other accompaniment, and upon listening to the record you will realise nothing else is needed. Their dance music is music of the local sets but is played as much for the ear as for the feet, producing a range of emotions over the length of the record. Their airs are overpowering in their depth of feeling and for sheer traditional technique this is one of the best fiddle records ever made, with an equally as memorable album cover by celebrated French artist Catherine Folatre. 'The Star Above The Garter' has influenced traditional Irish fiddling since its release in 1969, still retaining the sense of that era whilst sounding innovative, and above all deserving to be heard.

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Album
The Star Above the Garter
Publisher
Universal Music Group
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
The Star Above the Garter | Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford
Catalogue Number
3823778

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