Tir Na Nog
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Folk|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
Without drawing on traditional sources, there was, nevertheless, an indelible Celtic tincture in the mainly acoustic music of the Dublin, Eire-based Leo OKelly (guitar, violin, vocals) and Sonny Condell (guitar, percussion, vocals). Condell had previously entered the Irish Top 10 with Tram Car 88 when a member of his cousins group. With OKelly, his commercial prosperity was not as conspicuous but less transient. Formed in 1969, the duos early 70s output for Chrysalis Records, including a Melody Maker Single Of The Week in The Lady I Love, gilded a cult reputation that remained strong enough to sustain a comeback on the folk club circuit 11 years after a 1974 disbandment that had been prefaced by an experimental augmentation with a drummer, electric bass guitarist and the keyboards of Matthew Fisher. Still touring intermittently into the new millennium, the pairs repertoire includes items from obscure post-1974...