Over many years on the Irish music scene, Joseph Sobol has helped to reinvent the cittern, also known as the Irish bouzouki, by bringing to it an elaborate fingerstyle technique that captures the graceful melodies, brilliant ornamentation, and driving rhythms of Irish traditional music. On 'Citternalia,' his first solo instrumental CD, these musical and technical breakthroughs were manifest to an international audience. Acoustic Guitar magazine declared Citternalia a 'watershed project. . . dazzling speed and precision.' Irish Music magazine suggested that it would inspire the commissioning of countless citterns, and said, 'With the level of technique and depth of feeling on show here no wonder the cittern community is enthusing about this album.' Dusty Strings Quarterly simply hailed it as 'a must-have recording.' Featuring magnificent supporting work from some of the finest young Irish players in America, including John Williams, Laurence Nugent, Brendan McKinney, and Paddy League, 'Citternalia' has become a landmark for lovers of cittern, Irish bouzouki, fingerstyle guitar, and of those instruments' potential role in traditional Irish music.