Ottawa’s female folk trio The Musettes are set to release their brilliant EP, Wanderlust, this weekend.
On Wanderlust, the trio makes use of their beautiful voices in a superbly harmonious fashion and are complimented by the diverse instrumentation on the album including fiddle, guitar, ukulele, drums, melodica, and mandolin. The five-song EP was recorded and produced by Jonathan Chandler of Amos the Transparent.
The title track is a catchy, toe-tapping song that will please folk fans and pop fans alike. I would not be shocked to start hearing it get regular air time on the radio. But why wait until the radio catches on, listen to it below and hear for yourself.
Their beautiful song “Kilmainham Lullaby” stays true to their folk roots and tells the story of Joseph Plunkett & Grace Gifford, two Irish rebels who participated in the 1916 Irish Rising. The girls’ voices are truly on display in this heart-wrenching piece, a tribute to Joseph and Grace’s tale. The rebels were wed in Kilmainham Jail the night before Plunkett’s execution. Grace carried on advocating for Irish independence after his death. Inspiring and crushing all at once.
The EP release show is an all-ages event with the fair price of $10 this Saturday, June 21, at St. Luke’s Church with music starting at 8:00 p.m. Opening the evening is another great local talent, Justice R.F. Should be a great night of folk music you don’t want to miss.