Matt Ender plays a lovely form of traditional Celtic music infused
with contemporary new age on "Miles of Skye." There are no images
of men coming over the mountain side playing bagpipes mind you, what
you will experience is a true musical poet's interpretation of feelings
and his strong roots firmly embedded in Celtic folklore. Ender is
an award winning accomplished composer and pianist that has the respect
and admiration of his peers and fellow musicians. That became evident
to me very quickly while listening to this CD.
For you dyed-in-the-wool staunch traditionalist that like a pint of
brew at the local pub, "My Wild Irish Rose" is given full respect
with a traditional representation of the song. And for those who appreciate
a musical spreading of the wings as it were, the contemporary new
age leanings will keep you interested. The combination of the old
and the new is critical to this music's acceptance and overall success.
I think Matt Ender has found the authentic pot o' gold at the end
of the rainbow with this album. I think some Irish eyes will be smilin'
once word gets around about this album.
Meet The Band:
Matt Ender-piano, electronic sampling
Eric Rigler-Uileann pipes
Garn Ian Thomas-flutes, whistles
Chris Beth-flutes, whistles
Morgan Whirledge-additional sampling and electronic programming
1. Miss Monaghans / Dancin' in Ahearn (Ender/Traditional) - 5:45
2. Miles of Skye (Boustead/Ender) - 4:23
3. Ballyvolane (Ender) - 4:31
4. False Fly (Traditional) - 5:07
5. Streets of Dublin (Ender) - 4:23
6. Shannon Eyes (Ender) - 6:08
7. Road to Kenmare (Ender) - 5:54
8. Castle of Kings (Ender) - 2:18
9. My Wild Irish Rose (Traditional) - 4:45
10. Hymn for My Father (Ender) - 3:23