Tir na nOg – “Ricochet” (Fruits de Mer Records 2015, 7″ vinyl)

Hot on the heels of their first new full length album in 42 years is this 2-song single from Fruits de Mer. Both Acid-Folk and Prog-Folk are terms that been used in reference to this Irish duo and both hit the nail smack on the head. Ricochet is a song from the band’s latest album, The Dark Dance, and is a spirited tune that incorporates Arabian influences and would be equally at home in both Pub and far flung Eastern souk. The flip side features a previously unreleased live version of the song Tir na nOg, which first appeared on their 1971 self-titled album. I love the combination of Celtic Folk flavored vocals, hypnotic drone, Psych guitar melody, and periodically animated percussion, which together create a mystical blend of both traditional and Acid-Folk trippy vibes. This vinyl single would make an great companion to The Dark Dance.

The single is scheduled for release in September. For more information visit the Fruits de Mer Records web site at: http://www.fruitsdemerrecords.com
Visit the Tir na nOg web site at: http://www.tirnanog-progfolk.com
CLICK HERE to read my review of The Dark Dance

Reviewed by Jerry Kranitz

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