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The Joyful Hour

March 16th marks the release date for the third CD from top USA trad outfit Open the Door For Three, they took their name from a tune in The Goodman Collection) the CD is entitled The Joyful Hour. And joyful it is, featuring the talents of 3 of America most loved and respected trad musicians.

Open the Door for Three is fiddle player Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare, and Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Pat Broaders. Their music is a rare combination of unearthed tunes from centuries-old collections, newly composed melodies, fresh arrangements of songs old and new, homages to the musicians and bands they grew up listening to, and the unmatched energy of a trio of good friends playing great Irish music together.
“A road-tested, audience-approved, high-octane, fist-in-glove, laughing-out-loud trio of Irish musicians…” “Theirs is a big and brilliant sound!” — Sean Smith,

Open The Door For Three scores highly in all these areas, making this recording a comprehensive success. Alex Monaghan The Living Tradition

Ultimately, “The Joyful Hour” is a thrilling collection and arguably the finest of the group’s three albums. A brilliant mix of neatly chosen songs and tunes, the music is brought to life by great arrangements and brilliant musicianship. Its variety in tempo and intensity makes it an engaging collection to listen to as a whole, but each track has plenty to enjoy individually as well. It’s hard to imagine lovers of traditional music not enjoying this album – a must have, really. Dan Neely The Irish Echo

This is a link to the band introducing themselves on You Tube:

Click to watch Open The Door For Three in Concert via You Tube. […]Boston Irish Reporter

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