Reviews


Treoir - Dublin, Ireland
"On the debut solo album by Patty Furlong, the life and fluidity of her button accordion playing are both distinctive and impressive. Her choice of tunes is unerring, and the musicians, and in one instance, the dancer, who perform with her expertly complement her playing. It's a solo recording to cherish, a cause for celebration, from one of New York's finest Irish musicians."  Earl Hitchner

Claddagh Records - Dublin Ireland
"Excellent music on accordion from a New York musician, much better than some of what comes out of Ireland ".  Finbarr Dwyer

Irish Voice
"This recording is music for dancing or for listening, both antique and recently composed tunes, all played with technical brilliance, infectious good humour and impeccable traditional taste." Don Meade

Celtic Beat Magazine
"Patty's playing is both clean and precise, while demonstrating mastery of phrasing and dynamics; makes me want to listen to the CD over and over." Ryan Thompson,

Irtrad
"Patty has the old style D box down pat - she's a combination of Charlie Mulvihill, Joe Cooley and Gene Kelly ( may they all rest in peace) all wrapped in one - a great player if there ever was one." Jim Coogan

Coolmagort - Performance Reviews

New York Times
"Irish music traditionalist, playing an old fashioned button accordion and honoring the dance momentum of old jigs and reels as she festoons the melodies with improvisations" receiving * denoting a highly recommended concert."  Pareles

Set-Dance Magazine
"Their music is full-bodied and drives you to every movement. The band which is a  fantastic dance band, was acknowledged before we continued - rousing applause  welcomed the musicians back."  John Shields



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