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Album Artwork by Anna Colliton
"The music here is just outstanding overall. But what I find equally engaging is the care with which [Joanna has] paid tribute to those who influenced her…Check this one out if you want to hear some first-rate fiddle music – this is a great album."
Eugene O’Donnell, Mick Moloney, Seamus Egan, Cherish the Ladies, The Chieftains, Eileen Ivers, Donna Hébert, Séamus Connolly, Liz Hirshorn, Liz Carroll, Brian Conway, Michael Coleman, Andy McGann, Joe Burke, Felix Dolan, Geraldine O’Callaghan, Nickie McAuliffe, Oisín Mac Diarmada,
MacDara Ó Raghallaigh, Matt Cranitch, and Billy McComiskey.
Behind the Music
“To Keep the Candle Burning is dedicated to the many traditional Irish musicians who inspired me throughout my childhood. While the album includes some original tunes, it is primarily comprised of tunes I learned either directly from these musicians or from their recordings. The abundance of dedicatees demonstrates how the interwoven contributions of each musician keep the tradition alive. These musicians paved a path for the next generation to embrace creativity within the framework of a living tradition. My goal is to be a part of the movement that keeps the tradition alive and keeps the candle burning for generations to come."
~ Joanna Clare 2022
An original tune called "Morning Joe" featuring Kevin Elam