The Nervous Man (CD)
Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh
A resident of Co. Meath, and the concertina player with the band Providence, Micheal O'Raghallaigh has recorded a gorgeous solo CD, with understated but effective accompaniments on harp, guitar, and bodhran. Micheal's concertina playing achieves a great balance of traditional sound and personal expression, without going the way of machine-gun-fire, button-rattling ornaments heard from some players these days. The same balance is found in his choice of repertoire, with some great classics and some lesser known gems, including Paddy O'Brien's composition after which the album was named.