Louise Killeen warms up the dulcet tones along with Brendan Emmett and yours truly. http://youtu.be/w5ZIa-2TvEw
Veeerry early start to get to RTE yesterday to appear on the Pat Kenny radio show with the talented young singer songwriter from Shannonbridge, Louise Killeen. It really makes me appreciate how much time people have to spend sitting in their cars commuting to work in Dublin every day, how early does rush hour(s) start … Continue reading Early morning at RTE radio
Had the pleasure of hearing the great Steve Hackett from Genesis and his band in Vicar street in Dublin tonight. It was a concert of great Genesis classics up to the point where he left the band to pursue a solo career. The band was fantastic and the concert was only marred by the fact … Continue reading Supper’s ready
Just found these videos of a project I was involved with some time ago that never happened! A shame really, we spent a lot of time recording this trio album of classic songs in a swing style (without drums) which was never released, did this video shoot, one gig and it then it all somehow … Continue reading The one that got away
Finished all the tracks for this Daniel O'Donnell session, it's sounding great. I would just like to pay tribute to the musicians and crew involved, it was a pleasure. L - R: Ray Lynam (guitar), Jason Duffy (drums), Daniel O'Donnell (vocals), John Ryan (producer), Steve Milne (piano) & I'm on the right (bass). Also (not … Continue reading Done and dusted
In the studio again with Daniel O'Donnell and guess what? the sun is shining again and us looking out! Doing some really classic country tracks today, mostly on double bass, so nice to record live with everyone going for the performance , no cheating here, this is real!
Here is the almost finished music for our story, so exciting to see it all finally take shape. Have a listen, it's all composed and recorded using a Chapman NS Stick and samples with some very cool percussion by Robbie Harris.
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I enjoy practicing but sometimes that ol' sun just keeps on shining through the window and saying "go on, get out and enjoy me, I'm not around that much these days" and out comes the bicycle pump. In my innocence I think "sure a cycle down the canal towpath will be handy"......wrong! I must have … Continue reading Canal banks, bicycles and sunken boats