Penguin Eggs Reviews Seinn

Some sublime traditional music here from two lights of the Canadian firmament. As such, they can do little wrong and, indeed, Seinn is a treat from start to finish. Fantastic sets of tunes featuring MacIsaac’s astringent Cape Breton fiddling (and mandolin) are interspersed with Lamond’s Gaelic songs. Highlights there are a-pleny: the hypnotic “If You Were Mine,” some very tasty Wendy MacIsaac originals on “Boise Monsters,” and Lamond’s obligatory solo “Rinn Mi Corr Is Naoi Mile” (she does a cappella soooo well). If you’re a fan of any of the many strands of Celtic music, Seinn is absolutely essential.

by Richard Thornley