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Combining traditional Irish folk with touches of contemporary pop, Clannad has acquired a small but loyal following with its distinctive music. One thing that makes Fuaim so effective is its use of simplicity. Whether interpreting Irish songs that go back centuries or embracing songs written in recent years, Clannad (whose members sing in both English and Gaelic) is a band that knows how to use subtlety and understatement to great artistic advantage. Fuaim offers a striking blend of acoustic and electric instruments. Synthesizers and electric guitar successfully interact with the harp, the flute and the mandola on this consistently enriching celebration of Irish culture.

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