Mists of Ennistymon

For fans of traditional Celtic music, Dannsair has recently released their fourth album, Mists of Ennistymon, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day revelry. Lead by frontman Russ Doherty, and backed by a sonic array of flutes, fiddles, tin whistle, drum, bass, and guest vocalists, Dannsair not only leads us on a musical journey through Ennistymon, County Clare, but also the Celtic regions of Astoria, Spain, Breton on the French Coast, and the Hebrides Islands off the Scottish shore. From the hauntingly beautiful title track to reels like “Rocky Road to Dublin,” Mists never gets bogged down by any particular style. Recorded by Dominic Camardella at Santa Barbara Sound Design, Mists is a lovely addition to any Celtophile’s collection, not to mention a true hometown treat.


Dannsair plays every Thursday night at Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant at 18 E. Ortega, Santa Barbara. For more information and to listen to a sound sample, click here.


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