Even if I didn’t like Zirp, with a name like this I would have to write about them. They are a four piece which gives hurdy-gurdy quite a prominent role (hurrah!). Actually, Stephan Groth of Faun and Folk Noir is their hurdy-gurdy player… he’s going to be knackered by the time he gets to this set!
On their website they say that they “combine folk, rock, and pop with traditional dance music” and then say that their music (presumably!) is “extremely varied, harmonious and absolutely intoxicating”. That about sums up what makes their music enjoyable. Their sound is unusual yet reminiscent of ‘normal’ folk music which means that it retains the power of that music.