Andy Irvine and Paul Brady Reunite at Celtic Connections
January 30, 2008
With their classic self-titled release in 1976, Andy Irvine and Paul Brady became pioneers in the world of Irish music. The two are reuniting for a special concert at this year’s Celtic Connections festival to celebrate their landmark recording.
Wednesday 30th January 2008, 7.30pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall : Auditorium
Hear clips from Andy Irvine & Paul Brady here
Green Linnet to release Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill’s Welcome Here Again February 12th
January 22, 2008
"Hayes has one of the most ravishing violin styles in all of Celtic music...Cahill’s gentle, supportive accompaniment adds precisely the right touch." - LOS ANGELES TIMES
Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes and Chicago-born guitarist Dennis Cahill possess a rare, almost telepathic musical kinship. The duo’s new album, Welcome Here Again
, is a fresh departure; eighteen tracks, not one of them over seven minutes, but with that same burning intensity and depth of emotion found in their previous collaborations, The Lonesome Touch
(1997) and Live in Seattle
(1999). It was once common for Irish musicians to record one tune at a time, to make each one a self-contained masterpiece and in Welcome Here Again
this tradition is revived. The mesmeric rhythms, the tantalizing slow release of melody, the extra tone from viola or tuned-down fiddle, all of that and more is present here.Welcome Here Again
is the first release on Green Linnet since it’s acquisition by the Compass Records Group in 2006. Beginning March 1, 2008 the Compass Records Group will kick off a year long Green Linnet relaunch campaign.
To sample tunes from Welcome Here Again