Most of Fonnmhor's tunes are traditional up-tempo jigs and reels. Fiddle, flute, and other conventional Celtic instruments are blended with alternatively tuned guitars and powerful African/Celtic influenced bass and drum rock rhythms driving from underneath.
This is Fonnmhor's debut CD. It has garnered several awards, including a "jammie" for best CD from WYCE (Grand Rapids,MI). Special guests performing on the CD include Pat Broaders (Bohola) and Don Brown (The Verve Pipe).
"This CD is a rollicking affair that kicks out the jams at a toe-tapping rate. Their version of the Rolling Stones classic "The Last Time" is a nice change of pace, yet it blends smoothly with the traditional material surrounding it." Music Revue
"This album breaks barriers without losing its Celtic foundation. There was something really special about their version of Whiskey in the Jar that brought me back to it many times." Irish American News
"the Michigan quartet Fonnmhor makes its debut with a self-titled CD that's built around hard-driving Irish and Scottish jigs ane reels arranged for fiddle and flute leads, with acoustic guitar and bouzouki and strong rhythm grooves from bass and drums. An unconventional and rich sounding 12-string guitar accompaniment sets off their medley of "Toss the Feathers" and "Chirstinn's Reel," the latter featuring some wild fiddling and percussion, as well, and the free flowing "Flowers of Edinburgh" gets a rocking backbeat...their clever arrangement of the old Rolling Stones hit "The Last Time" proves again that just about anything can be played as a reel."
Dirty Linen #102
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1. Morrison's Jig/ the Morning Dew
2. Whiskey in the Jar
3. Carthy's Reel/ Maudabawn's Chapel
4. Flowers of Edinburgh/cooley's Reel
5. Rakish Paddy
6. Rakes of Kildare/jolly Beggarman
8. Julia Clifford's Polka
9. Toss the Feathers/chirstinn's Reel
10. Over the Waterfall
11. Reconciliation/ the Last Time
12. The Dark Island