"Claddagh Records are delighted to re-release one of the most celebrated traditional music albums of all-time back onto CD. This solo record from Derek Bell is a perfect example of the eccentricity and joy he brought to his playing. Having joined with The Chieftains in 1975, by the time of this solo-record's release in 1981 he was already a hugely renowned name worldwide and in the traditional Irish music community. Boasting on the booklet, ‘Derek Bell plays eight different instruments by himself', from the piano and the harpsichord to the cimbalom, it is no wonder as to the talent of Derek Bell.
An airy yet often moving record, with a wink we invite you to listen and enjoy as ‘Derek Bell Plays With Himself'."