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Tir Na Nog

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Sean Trane
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3 stars As BGO released all three of the trio's album on Cd format in the mid 90's, TNN came back in the news by reforming and still do a decade later play the odd gig. Although there is sadly no live album of their historical heydays (outside some BBC sessions released on the Hux label), this Live At The Hibernian could just fill that void, despite being recorded two decades later. Indeed by listening to the album, you'd never guess so many years have gone by as the duo sounds fresh and

TNN was obviously in top form that night, dispensing much energy and enthusiasm that even if the crowd was won from the start, it wouldn't have resisted past the opening track?. Most of the group's best tracks were played that night and some even played under a new light. Among the standouts that night was Someone To Dance With, the anthemic So Freely and the head-spinning Driving is simply excellent (O'Kelly's violin is under-rated). But I'll retain the excellent (and new I believe) Venezuela and its Spanish influence. The lengthy Down In The City is also another highlight, in a night that held many. Again so far it's too bad they never had a heydays live album, but then again this one can aptly fill the job if you're not picky. And even should you be, you wouldn't find much to lay your opprobe upon this interesting release.

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