The music of Five Countries migrates – like traditional musicians taking their music from Ireland and Scotland to America or from Romania and Hungary to Spain. It takes the sounds of their five countries to places and cultures familiar and less so. This is music of quality borne of passion by three musicians each with their own personally crafted and uniquely honed sound.
All compositions by Neil Yates
“A discreet virtuoso, Yates adapts skipping folk-fiddle melodies to trumpet, flugelhorn and tenor horn, and his engaging themes – full of light, fluttering figures – are compatibly supported by Bende’s bell-like chording and Byrne’s galloping low-register sounds on the bodhran drum and Latin-American cajon”. GUARDIAN ****