Eileen Ivers Track In Gangs Of New York
April 01, 2005
Fiddler Eileen Ivers has a tune in the soundtrack to the new Martin Scorsese film, Gangs of New York. The film stars Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio in a story about the Irish immigrants in 19th century New York. An Irish-American fiddler from the Bronx, Eileen gained international recognition for her acclaimed role in Riverdance. You can hear her tune from the film, Lament for Staker Wallace, on her 1995 CD Wild Blue (GLCD1166), or her collection titled So Far (GLCD1185).
Ansel Adams PBS Documentary Film by Ken Burns Nominated for an Emmy!
April 01, 2005
Earlier this year, Green Linnet teamed up with filmmaker Ken Burns, composer Brian Keane, PBS and the Sierra Club to release the soundtrack for the American Experience film about the life and work of Ansel Adams.
We’re pleased to announce that the film itself has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Cinematography for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Cam). Congratulations to cinematographers Buddy Squires, Michael Chin, and Jon Else.
We were thrilled when composer Brian Keane called us about this film score project. Ansel Adams (GLCD3140), is a lyrical and majestic film score, and Billboard Magazine states, "Keane has made one of the most distinctive instrumental albums of the decade."
The CD contains a rare 1944 recording of Ansel himself playing a Bach piano prelude and the 16-page CD booklet is a stunning work of art with extensive liner notes by director Ric Burns and a miniature art gallery reproducing many of Adams’ finest photographs.
Keane has his own prestigious background in Irish music. He won a Grammy award for his score to the celebrated Disney/PBS series Long Journey Home: The Irish In America, co-written by The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney, and he has produced acclaimed albums by Eileen Ivers, Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies.
Irish Supergroup Welcomes New Member John Carty
April 01, 2005
A New Route For Patrick Street! Irish supergroup Patrick Street takes a new route with the recent addition of John Carty, a talented multi-instrumentalist on fiddle, banjo, flute and tenor-guitar. Born in London, England (hometown to fellow Patrick Streeter Kevin Burke) and now residing in Co. Roscommon, Ireland, John plays in the Roscommon and Sligo styles of his family roots.
John was recently named Traditional Musician of the Year for 2003 by TG4, Ireland’s Irish-language television channel. He has released a number of well-regarded albums and also plays with his band At the Racket. His brilliant playing on a number of instruments adds yet greater depth and variety to the already exciting line-up of Burke, Andy Irvine, Jackie Daly and Ged Foley.
You’ll have a chance to hear the new Patrick Street line-up when the band "hits the road" on an American tour this autumn!