After choosing Ensemble Ériu as one of our Plec Picks for 2015, we have been thrilled to follow the band over the last few years.
The Yellow Wattle – the second track on their new album 'Imbas' – is a setting of a tune much loved by uilleann pipers. Though based on a different version of the tune, the spirit and style of playing of the great Clare piper, Willie Clancy, very much informs this version.
Enjoy it here:
The album will be out on CD, 12” vinyl, and digitally on the 24th of June 2016, as a joint release by Ensemble Records and Raelach Records.
The band launch the album with a concert in The Sugar Club, Dublin on Friday 24th June, and also play in The Crane, Galway on Thursday 23rd June, and the Triskel Development Centre, Cork on Saturday 25th June.