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Miles of Skye

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Artist: Matt Ender
Genre: New Age
Release Date: February 2002

Review by Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck
3 stars out of 4

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
Charlie Bishart-violin
Eric Rigler-Uileann pipes
Garn Ian Thomas-flutes, whistles
Brian Kilgore-percussion
Chris Beth-flutes, whistles
Thom Rotella-guitars
Morgan Whirledge-additional sampling and electronic programming
Steve McDonald-vocals
Darby DeVon-vocals
Tara Atkinson-vocals

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



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