We’re nearing the end of our month of featured artists so we are ending on a high.
FullSet are one of my favourite bands. I really love the combination of instruments, their arrangements and the way the songs are as compelling to someone who loves tunes as the rest of the tracks on their albums. That’s without doubt because their singers are exceptional and the arrangements are stunning.
This is a group of incredibly talented musicians who jell really well but each album ensures that each musician has a moment to shine.
- Michael Harrison fiddle
- Martino Vacca uiloleann pipes
- Janine Redmond button accordion
- Eamonn Moloney bodhran
- Andy Meaney guitar
- Marianne Knightt vocals
Fullset have released three albums.
- Notes Between the Lines
- Notes At Liberty
- Notes After Dark
The group started with the singer Teresa Hogan who was very nicely succeeded by Marianne Knightt who has gone on to put her stamp on the vocals while building on the already high-quality sound that fans of FullSet have enjoyed. Teresa needs a mention though as some of her songs such as Ned Of the Hill and Bonnie Airlie stop me in my tracks still years later every time I hear them. Of course, Marianne does a great job with these as well. The Album that these songs can be heard on Notes After Dark was reviewed on the site the Living Tradition.
FullSet have featured on some of the top international and local festivals such as the Milwaukee Irish Festival, Copenhagen Irish Festival, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Germany’s Irish Folk Festival Tour, Guinness Christmas Austria Tour, Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Dublin Irish Festival, Kansas City Irish Fest and North Texas Irish Festival to name just a few. They have also entertained alongside top class international musicians and groups like Moya Brennan, Declan O’Rourke, Lúnasa, Carlos Núnez, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny and Beoga.
We are very proud of all of the musicians and groups that you will find when you listen to Ceol FM. We hope that the month of features has given you a glimpse of what Ceol FM has to offer.
We’d love to find more on YouTube to highlight why we love FullSet but we couldn’t quite find what we were looking for. Here’s a few tunes called the Lost and Found jigs but their really nicely done official promo video is here.