IRISH TIMES

Strong roots
SIOBHÁN LONG
CD Choice: Trad
LÚNASA
The Story So Far – Compass
The layered tapestry that underpins Lúnasa’s sound is one defined by driving, occasionally jazz-inflected rhythms, impeccable individual musicianship and an unswerving faith in the music’s ability to navigate new territory with the same confidence it revisits the old. This retrospective is a thing of beauty, from the carefully chosen out-takes from Lúnasa’s six CDs, remixed and revisited, to the erudite liner notes by the band’s founder and enigmatic double bassist, Trevor Hutchinson.