Alleroed, Denmark (May 13, 2014)—The West Ocean String Quartet, winner of The Irish Times/The Ticket’s Trad CD of the Year 2013 for its album An Indigo Sky, is now using DPA d:vote 4099 instrument microphones supplied by DPA's Irish distributor Big Bear Sound.
“For us, the assurance of knowing that wherever we play in the world, the DPA 4099 Instrument Microphones’ warmth and accuracy will be consistent is everything," says violinist Niamh Crowley.
The West Ocean String Quarter recently appeared at Ceiliúradh (Celebration), a special evening of music, spoken word and dance which was held at London's Royal Albert Hall to mark the historic occasion of the first state visit to the UK by the president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. For this concert, which was watched and heard by millions globally, the quartet played several traditional Irish pieces, arranged by Neil Martin. During the London show they were joined by singer Eimear Quinn and actor Fiona Shaw, ending with a powerhouse performance alongside the all-star house band, and Army bands and pipers from both Ireland and the UK.
Formed in 1999, the West Ocean String Quartet’s vision, eclectic repertoire and style have won them global praise. Their music lies somewhere between the worlds of classical and traditional music.