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The Joyful Hour

by Open the Door for Three

The brand new third album from the highly-acclaimed traditional Irish trio – featuring great undiscovered tunes, lush arrangements of traditional songs, and the trio's signature power and grace – their most rich and musically ambitious project to date.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Boyne Water
5:05 $0.99
2. Carrig River
4:14 $0.99
3. Church Hill
4:16 $0.99
4. Heavy Is My Fate
3:59 $0.99
5. The Boy in the Tree
4:29 $0.99
6. Creeping Jane
4:36 $0.99
7. The Joyful Hour
3:34 $0.99
8. Ye Lovers All
4:32 $0.99
9. An Bhean Dubh
3:12 $0.99
10. Clyde Water
5:42 $0.99
11. Charming Mary
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Album Notes
Open the Door for Three is a trio that plays its Irish music powerfully. They mine tune books, collections, and recordings for old and new tunes and songs. They add to those discoveries fiddler Liz Knowles’s compositions, harmonies, and arrangements, Kieran O’Hare’s encyclopedic knowledge of tunes and the uilleann piping tradition, and the rhythmic bedrock bouzouki and world-class singing of Dublin-born Pat Broaders. The trio's members are veterans and mainstays of the Irish music scene around the world, having played with Riverdance, Cherish the Ladies, Secret Garden, Anúna, Celtic Legends, and The New York Pops, as well as mainstream pop artists Don Henley, Paula Cole, Bonnie Raitt, and Josh Groban. They have performed around the globe, on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center, at L'Olympia and Palais des Congrès in Paris, Malaysian rainforest festivals, theatres from Shanghai to São Paulo, and even a bullring in Mallorca. Their first album, 'Open the Door for Three', their second release, 'The Penny Wager', and now 'The Joyful Hour' are the fruit of years on the road, with unearthed tunes, new arrangements of great songs, and the signature sound of a trio of good friends playing great music together.



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Bill Verdier, WXNA, Nashville

Highly Recommended!
I have to say that the music this trio makes has everything that first hooked me so many years ago. I am in awe of the alchemy, the care given to the arrangements, the force of nature that is Open the Door for Three and the masterful musicianship, both in tunes and song. I listened to the first track three times before I could get past it. It will, along with their other recordings - band and solo - be a mainstay on my radio program. Bill Verdier WXNA Nashville, TN Nov. 2017