Virtuoso instrumentalists certainly are a dime twelve on the market, however, many transcend skill with eyesight. Irish accordionist, whistle participant, and vocalist/songwriter Mick McAuley was raised in Calan, Kilkenny. At age nine he procured a key accordion that incited a romance with traditional music as well as the eventual mastery of anything with secrets. Over time he’s performed and documented with Ron Kavana, Karan Casey, and Niamh Parsons, and it is a full-time person in the award-winning Celtic group Solas. He released his 1st record of single materials, Ocean’s Breadth, on Shanachie in 2003, which presented traditional in addition to original compositions.