I hadn’t heard of Will Pound (or Eddy Jay, for that matter) before I heard this performance, but I expect to hear from him again. This is a thrilling uptempo…

I hadn’t heard of Will Pound (or Eddy Jay, for that matter) before I heard this performance, but I expect to hear from him again. This is a thrilling uptempo performance of traditional Irish music played on two free-reed instruments: diatonic harmonica and acordian. Pound’s technique on the diatonic is strong, and he uses a wide range of effects, from the long strong breath and chugging that begins the piece to big high notes with a wide vibrato, to get his message across. The recording quality is excellent, the video is simple but attractive, and the two instruments work together brilliantly to create a sound that’s compelling and, in my experience, unique. Very well done, boys, let’s keep it coming!

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