(left to right) Dónal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Nikola Parov,
Rens van der Zalm, Bruce Molsky
photo by Koichi Hanafusa
MOZAIK is Andy's baby, and it'
blossomed into one precocious toddler in the past five years. It's the
multicultural equivalent of Planxty. Bronx fiddler and banjo player Bruce Molsky
brings the Appalachian tunes, Dónal Lunny is the unquestionable percussive
powerhouse of the gathering, on bouzouki, guitar and bodhrán. Bulgarian musical
polymath Nikola Parov brings all manner of exotic instrumentation to the mix
(including gadulka, gaida, kaval, tin-whistle, clarinet and guitar), and Rens
van der Zalm squares the circle with fiddle, mandolin and guitar - and a
quintessential Dutch attention to forensic detail in his melody lines.
Trains (2007) -- MOZCD02
Latest studio recording in Budapest 2005.
Live from the Powerhouse
(2004) -- MOZCD01
Recorded live over two shows at The Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia,
30/31 March 2002.
to learn more about MOZAIK!
"The Big Idea"
19 March 2002 -
journal notes from the road (with
(left to right) Dónal Lunny, Nikola Parov,
Andy Irvine, Bruce Molsky, Rens van der Zalm
photo by Koichi Hanafusa at Star Pine's Cafe, Tokyo in April 2005