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Island Eddy - Brendan Larrissey & Gang


Island Eddy - Brendan Larrissey & Gang

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Larrissey, Brendan, Brian Duke, Jim McKee & Martin Gavin - Island Eddy\r\n
Clo Iar Chonnachta 2007\r\n

Island Eddy is the debut album by the new band of the same name.\r\n\r\n

Featuring Brendan Larrissey (fiddle), Brian Duke (flute), \r\n\r\nJim McKee (vocals, guitar) and Martin Gavin (percussion).\r\n\r\n

Recently launched in Galway and released on the Cl� Iar-Chonnachta label, the album features eight sets of tunes and four songs. \r\n\r\n

Ranging from newly composed to traditional favourites the tunes highlight the musicianship and solidity of Duke's flute and whistles and Larrissey's fiddle, viola and whistles. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n

McKee's contemporary vocals embrace the sentiment of the four self penned songs, which are influenced by his childhood memories and family background in Co Tyrone. Arranged beautifully to include the instruments of the tradition, and enhancing percussion.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n

Joined on the album by guest musicians; Arty McGlynn on guitars, Adrian Mantu on cello, Paul Johnson on bass, Bruno Staehelin on percussion and Carol Campbell on backing vocals.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n

Island Eddy will be touring Ireland during the early part of 2008.\r\n

Brendan Larrissey, from Dundalk, Co. Louth and living in Galway for almost twenty years, has established a reputation as an excellent fiddler. Jim McKee is from Cookstown, Co. Tyrone and penned three new songs for this album based on his experience of life in Northern Ireland. Brian Duke is from Roscommon, the home of traditional flute-playing and is a gifted exponent of that same tradition. Martin Gavin is a talented bodhr�n player from Ballinasloe, Co. Galway and has a great interest in the music of east Galway. \r\n \r\n\r\n

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