The Flying Cows of Ventry revitalized the traditional folk music of Ireland in the Washington, D.C., area with an effusion of energy and imagination. Their music preserves, and yet enlivens and extends, the intelligence and subtlety of the ancient and powerful traditions of Irish music. The Cow's repertoire includes traditional jigs, reels and airs on the fiddle, a lively assortment of traditional and contemporary ballads, as well as original vocal and instrumental compositions spun tastefully from the finest of the Irish Tradition. With strong vocal harmonies and driving instrumental pieces, the Cows fill a need for music that you can actually sing along with or, if the mood strikes you, even dance to. Their unique blend led one fellow musician to dub them 'the Clancy Brothers with a fiddle.' From their solid Irish base, the Cows will often stray into related musical pastures such as bluegrass, country and western swing. They've even been known to dabble in popular and rock 'n' roll tunes (without resorting to mind-numbing percussion of so-called 'Celtic rock').
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