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Malinky, The Unseen Hours

"Few new Scottish bands of recent times have made such an impact as Malinky - this Scots/Irish five-piece band has emerged as one of the hottest properties on the international Celtic scene. Winners of a Danny Award for their open-stage performance at the Celtic Connections festival in 1999, Malinky went on to tour widely and become regarded as one of Scotland's premier instrumental and vocal outfits. The band's song-centered repertoire combines a deep appreciation of tradition with a vibrant freshness of approach, taking in both the classic ballads and outstanding and original songwriting, alongside sparkling instrumental sets. With three of the five sharing lead vocal duties, and the entire group contributing backing vocals, the richness and breadth of their song palette is second to none. All five members are noted as sympathetic and imaginative accompanists, responding fluently to the intrinsic mood and shape of a song, while weaving in colors and rhythms borrowed from a wide swath of traditional and contemporary sources. "Skillfully played and brilliantly arranged.the singing is great, with distinctive and memorable voices." Tim Readman, PENGUIN EGGS (Canada)

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