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Athas

by Athas

Debut CD from this Milwaukee-based traditional Irish music band featuring upbeat fiddle, guitar, and bodhran, as well as viola, whistles, wooden flute, and percussion. Energizing Irish dance music for folk music fans!
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
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1. The Cheesehead Polka/ the $150 Boot {polkas}
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2. Spootiskerry/ Teatime With Seamus {reels}
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3. Inion Ni Mhicheal {waltz}
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4. Tell Her I Am/ Scatter the Mud {jigs}
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5. Christmas Day/ Dan O'keefe's {slides}
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6. Moving in Decency/ Hare's Paw/ Sligo Maid/ Tommy People's {reels
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7. Boys of Tandragee/ Tuesday Morning/ Checkered Blanket {jigs}
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8. Silver Slipper/ Dusty Miller/ Snowy Path {slip Jigs}
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9. An Choisir/ Micho Russell's/ Rejected Suitor {slides}
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10. Drowsy Maggie/ Mountain Road/ Tam Lin {reels}
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11. The Magic Slipper/ Jessica's {polkas}
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12. Ballyvourney/ Race Classic {polkas}
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13. Finnish/ Heather's {polkas}
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14. The Paper Plate {slide}
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15. Home Ruler/ Cronin's {hornpipes}
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The debut album from áthas features 15 tracks of traditional tunes, old favorites, and new compositions.

And for all of our set dancing fans and friends, we’ve included 5 tracks that you can use to dance along to for the Borlin set!

áthas is:
Heather Lewin-Tiarks: fiddle, viola
Amy Richter: bodhran, djembe, whistles
Jeff Ksiazek: guitar, whistles, flute
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áthas lights the dance floor on fire with a combination of traditional and newly composed Irish dance tunes. Fierce fiddle, driving bodhrán, and funky guitar riffs come together to lift listeners' feet, drinks, and spirits.

Although approaching the tradition from various musical backgrounds, the band found each other and their voice as an ensemble while playing in Irish sessions around Milwaukee throughout 2005. Spending their time between tunes laughing and joking inspired them to make music together and their name, which is the Irish word for joy and happiness.

The band's blend of exciting music and fun-loving attitudes quickly earned the admiration of Milwaukee's Irish set and ceili dance communities, as well as audiences throughout their hometown stomping grounds. áthas has become a favorite act at Irish music's premier event, Milwaukee Irish Fest, gathering praise for the excitement of their stage shows and the energy they display playing in the dance tent.

áthas is a band firmly rooted in the traditions of Irish music, constantly seeking inspiration from the past masters and passing on their knowledge by teaching throughout Milwaukee. The band remains receptive to new influences, and continues to impress audiences with their new compositions as well as their passion, energy, and love for making music.


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Robert D

Just Buy This CD
If you are still reading your wasting precious time when you could be downloading. If you like traditional Irish music at all you will surely enjoy this CD. I hope they are working on their next one (and many more to come).

Gordon W

Yeah, Just Get It Already
Just saw them live in a pub, Amy's drumming is amazing.
If you love Irish trad and Celtic folk like me, then you definitely need add this album to your mix.
Totally agree with Robert D(review below) don't waste time download now.
If you're in or ever come to Milwaukee you really should check them out live in person.
(see their website or facebook page for place and time)