This recording documents a time when Slide first exploded onto the folk/traditional scene.
From start to finish the listener is kept on their toes as the one piece slips seamlessly into another from delicate polkas on fiddle and concertina to a melodic combination of whistles and strings, to the energy filled driving of piano and bouzouki.
“This band is taking Irish music to a new place. Their music will touch people far beyond the realm of traditional music”
“Powerhouse quintet of traditional musicians with attitude…bringing drawing room grandeur and high spirits together”
“While there’s plenty of action and flamboyance in Slide’s music, The Flying Pig takes the Dervish/Bothy Band /De Dannan formula and turns it 360 degrees on its head successfully merging youthful arrogance and swagger with traditional expertise”
“Captivating onstage, and gracious off”
“Slide... the future of Irish Music”