Hidden Treasures: Irish Music in Chicago / Various
Since the 1800's, Chicago has attracted great numbers of Irish immigrants who have colored the City's musical landscape with the sounds of reels, jigs and hornpipes. This album is your introduction to the current Irish music scene in the City of Big Shoulders. You will hear nationally recognized talent expressing the music in a variety of stylistic approaches -- from traditional instrumentation with flutes, bodhrans and uilleann pipes to more contemporary sounds with electric guitars and even a full string orchestra. Need a pint or some traditional Irish cuisine to accompany your music? Fear not! Our special 'Pub Locator Map' will guide you to the leading Chicago area venues featuring live Irish music every night of the week. 'Hidden Treasures: Irish Music in Chicago'...it's for the Irish in everyone.