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Affinití (previously known as Celtic Rose; let's be glad of the name change...) are in a unique position on CCUK: where to categorise them, is the question? Truth is, there aren't any classical crossover artists like this. We have Emer Barry as the group's soprano and only vocalist, Mary McCague on the violin and Aisling Ennis on the harp. The trio are from Ireland and are strongly influenced by Celtic music whilst infusing it with pop, classical and rock. Their arrangements are simple, but are strictly kept to vocal, violin and harp, which sets them apart from other groups and inevitably makes them more interesting. Below is their music video to Evanescence's 'My Immortal'; a rock ballad turned classical crossover standard if there ever was one. It's immediately obvious that the band have something different to offer as they have, hands down, created the most satisfying version ever recorded in the CC realm. Is it a fluke or are they the revelation of 2012? Their debut release, Rebirth is out now - find out for yourself.
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