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Album launch – Eoghan Neff “Unrecalled”
Nov 12, 2021 @ 8:00 pmFree
Friday 12th Nov. 2021 @ 8pm
The Queens hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare
Free entry, all ages welcome!
Eoghan Neff’s “extreme fiddling” (Folk World) “traces shadows where few fiddlers deign venture” (Irish Times). Mastering an impossibly broad palette of sounds on his acoustically prepared instrument, his virtuosic live-looping experiments are heard on various feature films (by Oscar-winning and Cannes-winning directors), television series (as soundtrack and theme music), independent screen productions (from documentaries to animation), and 20+ albums (from experimental fusion to free improvisation). He has toured as a featured soloist on diverse stages from secluded Scandinavian clubs (Torrek) and Mediterranean cafés (Assembly Point) to packed-out European arenas (Riverdance) and major international festivals (Anxo Lorenzo Band).
Eoghan Neff’s second solo album, ‘unrecalled’, presents a series of alternative duets with fellow radical sonic explorers from Iceland, Spain and Ireland: LAR Legido (prepared drums & found percussion), Seán Mac Erlaine (adapted car hooter), Germán Díaz (zanfona), Caoimhe Doyle (foley), Anxo Lorenzo (gaita galega), Atli Örvarsson (una corda) and Sean Carpio (drums & spring tank).
Conceived as an art-box album, ‘unrecalled’ is a dialogue about our relationship with memory told through musical interaction with archival photographs, documentary film, contemporary mixed-media on canvas, original illustrations, and a variety of phrasal artforms. “A true Irish devil violinist” (Sächsische Zeitung), “demonic and stunning” (IOM Today), “if he has sold his soul to the devil to play as he does, he has definitely got the better part of the deal!” (Fatea Magazine).