History: Poitín play Celtic music in all its shapes and forms from haunting Breton melodies to raunchy traditional Irish songs. They've performed at festivals across Europe in Italy, France, Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic. The latest CD is the award winning album ‘Bofiguifluki’ voted Album of the Year 2010 by Radio Celt. Here's what they said about the band: Bofiguifluki is a masterpiece of traditional Celtic music that is a breathless and enchanting collection of intricate, elegant and downright foot stomping Celtic music! Containing a wide range of Celtic music from Calton Weaver, Paddy's Polkas, Four Drunken Maidens to the foot stomping Emily. Our Celtic Radio Album of the Year award acknowledges musicians who have made exceptional contributions to the genre of Celtic Music. By every means possible, Poitin has excelled in providing an album that meets every criteria of this prestigious and notable award. We have really enjoyed this talented group from the Czech Republic and aside from being a great group of people, Poitin shows a perfection of music and instrument that will have you listening to these tracks over and over. Beautiful arrangements and masterful talent!
‘Jiggery Pokery’ (2009) takes us on a magical journey from the raw energy of a highly spirited Irish session to the contemplative and haunting mood of a moonlit night by a nameless shore. It is an appreciation of the music of Poitín, a band which has been distilling and maturing since the mid-nineties til now; not only a journey through different Celtic genres, but a journey reflecting the development of the band over the years-discovery, experimentation, exuberance. The album takes us from the raw, unfiltered energy of the Congress Reel to the shores of Brittany via the literally haunting Lover's Ghost and the scintillating Saxet and the boldly experimental remixes by DSPI. Here is a chronological documentation of a band which over the years has captivated and exhilarated audiences from Bordeaux to Warsaw and from Prague to Turin. Here is just a taste of what Poitín have achieved over the last decade, and we're sure you will enjoy it. Slainte!
‘Hot Days’ (2006)features a daring mix of saxophone, didgeridoo and more traditional instruments to create a sparkling collection of songs and tunes, some traditional, some new, all suffused with Poitín magic. They formed in Pilsen, CZ, in 1996 and have released five albums to date on their own label and are also included on four compilation albums (two released by Popron, CZ and two by Marc Gunn in the U.S.). The first album, ‘Poitín’ was released in 2000 and features a traditional collection of tunes including the 'Congress Reel' and songs such as 'Spanish Lady' as well as lesser known Breton and English songs.
The second album, ‘De la Basse Bretagne’ was released in 2003 and is a tribute to the talents of the band's French singer, Neige Pruvost on her return to her birthplace. It consists mainly of French and Breton songs and tunes and features Dan Eberle on double bass. There's a lovely traditional Czech folk song, 'Lida, Lidunka' at the end of the album in acknowledgement of the band's own roots. Poitín were pleased to be invited to contribute to Popron's ‘Best of Celtic Music I and II’ compilation albums and recently Marc Gunn's ‘Victims of Irish Music’ and ‘The Best of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast’ which have had excellent reviews on CD Baby.
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