Miércoles, 27 de Julio de 2011

Andy Irvine & Paul Brady se van a reunir en Noviembre para revivir su antoógico disco del '76 llamado simplemente "Andy Irvine & Paul Brady". Este disco es considerado un hito dentro de la historia del folk.

En el programa de hoy pasaremos este disco entero, mas algunas pistas de grabaciones piratas de la época.

01. Plains of Kildare
02. Lough Erne Shore
03. Fred Finn's Reel/Sailing into Walpole's Marsh
04. Bonny Woodhall
05. Arthur McBride
06. The Jolly Soldier/The Blarney Pilgrim
07. Autumn Gold
08. Mary and the Soldier
09. Streets of Derry
10. Martinmas Time/The Little Stack of Wheat



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There was a great sense of relief among the band members when Planxty broke up in November 1975. We were tired out and had no inspiration left. After a short period, the relief began to turn into a slight fear as to what we would do without Planxty!
Paul Brady --- who had been in the band for about 16 months - and I had formed a very good working relationship and we decided to continue as a duo. We started slowly...
On February 7th 1976 we played our first gig in The merriman Tavern in Scarriff, Co. Clare where Planxty had been a huge sell out over the years. We had a very small crowd and earned £80! However, things improved quite rapidly. We rehearsed long and hard, usually in the house I was living in, in Donnybrook, Dublin. After a pretty good gig in Liberty Hall, Dublin, we never looked back!

Mulligan Records had started a few months before and approached us to make an LP at Rockfield Studios in Wales where The Bothy Band had recorded their first album. Dónal Lunny was to produce it and he and I got stranded on Shirkin Island off the coast of West Cork the day before we were due to start in Wales. We started recording on 24th August 1976 and finished ten days later. I was on a fitness kick at the time and used to get up early and run for a few miles down the road towards Monmouth and back. This is about all I can remember.
Kevin Burke was there and the album consists of just the four of us. Paul and I and occasionally Dónal, had been playing most of the material for a month or two so it was well played in.

"Lough Erne Shore" though was one that came together in the studio. I recorded three different drones on the hurdy gurdy and we cross faded them on the mix to fit the chords. It's very subtle and you may not hear it but I thought it gave it a great feeling.

The another memory I have is of Paul spending a morning trying to get "Arthur McBride and the Sergeant" recorded to his liking. He recorded one nearly perfect take but when we listned back to it, we heard him sing "....Says Arthur we wouldn't be froud of your clothes"....! Nowadays that could easily be corrected but not in those far off days and he had to do the whole song again!

The album was released, quite near Christmas in 1976 as far as I remember. It has been regarded as a classic ever since and Paul and myself played through our entire duo repertoire at a special concert in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to commemorate this album in January 2008.

- Andy wrote in September 2010 -




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Andy Irvine & Paul Brady
Vicar Street, Friday November 11th

SECOND DATE ADDED SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12th
Doors 7.30pm / show starts 8.30pm

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We are delighted to announce a second date for legendary Irish folk duo Andy Irvine & Paul Brady at Vicar Street this November. A momentous occasion for Irish music, these concerts will the two great musicians reunite to recreate the magic of their eponymous self-titled 1976 album on Mulligan Records and the work they collaborated on within Planxty in the mid-1970s.

In 1976 two of Ireland’s greatest musicians recorded an album of traditional tunes and folk songs that was destined to become one of the most enduring folk recordings of the last three decades. Just like the songs contained within it “Andy Irvine and Paul Brady” is a musical document that has been handed down from generation to generation and magically sounds as fresh today as it did then. It is an essential work borne in one of the great fertile periods of Irish music and includes Paul Brady’s definitive version of “Arthur McBride” and Andy Irvine’s soaring opener “Plains of Kildare.”

Irvine and Brady had been playing together in one of the great trad-folk ensembles of 1970s Ireland, Planxty, alongside Dónal Lunny, Liam O’Flynn and Christy Moore. Brady had built up a reputation for interpreting traditional music with incredible pathos and he had been drafted in to replace the departing Moore on Irvine’s suggestion. Brady and Irvine had been friends and mutual admirers since back in the late 1960s when Sweeney’s Men and The Johnstons regularly crossed paths on the Irish folk circuit.

But Planxty disbanded before they got around to recording what would have been their fourth album. Left high and dry with a fantastic repertoire for a new album, Brady and Irvine knew it would be a mistake not to capture this set and the brilliant musical chemistry the duo clearly had. So they did something about it.

Andy Irvine wrote:

“There was a great sense of relief among the band members when Planxty broke up in November 1975. We were tired out and had no inspiration left. After a short period, the relief began to turn into a slight fear as to what we would do without Planxty!
Paul Brady - who had been in the band for about 16 months - and I had formed a very good working relationship and we decided to continue as a duo. We started slowly...
On February 7th 1976 we played our first gig in The Merriman Tavern in Scarriff, Co. Clare where Planxty had been a huge sell out over the years. We had a very small crowd. However, things improved quite rapidly. We rehearsed long and hard, usually in the house I was living in, in Donnybrook, Dublin. After a pretty good gig in Liberty Hall, Dublin, we never looked back!

Mulligan Records had started a few months before and approached us to make an LP at Rockfield Studios in Wales where The Bothy Band had recorded their first album. Dónal Lunny was to produce it and he and I got stranded on Sherkin Island off the coast of West Cork the day before we were due to start in Wales. We started recording on 24th August 1976 and finished ten days later. I was on a fitness kick at the time and used to get up early and run for a few miles down the road towards Monmouth and back. This is about all I can remember. Kevin Burke was there and the album consists of just the four of us. Paul and I and occasionally Dónal, had been playing most of the material for a month or two so it was well played in.

The album was released, quite near Christmas in 1976 as far as I remember. It has been regarded as a classic ever since, I think I can speak for both Paul and myself, when I say that we are very proud of this album. It takes a long time to be at a distance from something you recorded and listen to it dispassionately. When I hear that album, I can say it's good without fear of being thought of as conceited. I now hear it objectively, almost as if it was someone else.”

Although Andy and Paul soon drifted off in their own musical directions they remained good friends throughout the years. For various reasons they resisted offers to perform the album live again until two secret shows at the Cherry Tree folk club in Walkinstown in Dublin as a warm up for a special concert in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to commemorate the album in January 2008. On those nights, the duo performed not just the album but their entire solo repertoire in what has been described as a simply stunning night of music. After many years trying we have finally brought them together again to perform at Vicar Street for a night of wonderful music, which will feature not just many of the great songs and sounds off that legendary album, but also lots of material that the the two have played together over the years.

Miércoles, 20 de Julio de 2011

Mayormente canciones de amor,
No necesariamente en este orden...

ALTAN (1993) Aingeal an Oileain-Island Angel
ALTAN (1996) Blackwaterside (Song)
ANDY IRVINE (2010) Willy of Winsbury

BEIRUT
(2011) East Harlem
COCTEAU TWINS - Rilkean Heart

DERVISH
(1995) I Courted a Wee Girl
DERVISH (1995) Josefin's Waltz

EZZA ROSE
(2011) Opheila
KATE BUSH (1980) Army Dreamers

FLOOK
(2006) On One Beautiful Day
JAMES YORKSTON - would you have me born with wooden eyes
KARAN CASEY & JOHN DOYLE (2010) Exiles return
KRIS DREVER (2006) Braw Sailin' on the Sea
LúNASA - Two Of A Kind

Miércoles, 13 de Julio de 2011

01 JORDI SAVALL - Marche pour la ceremonies des Tures (J.B. Lully)
Banda de sonido de la película "Tous les matins du monde",
sobre la vida de Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe



02 THE BOOKS (2010) Chain of Missing Links

03 RUSEL OBERLIN (contratenor, 1958) Weep you No more sad fountains (Dowland)
03a MADDY PRIOR - Come Again (Nota: ver "castratis")

04 THE LEISURE SOCIETY - I Shall Forever Remain An Amateur
05 JOHN WILLAMS [Telemann] Bourree alla Polacca

06 LANGUEDOC Den underjordisque klippekonsert
07 LANGUEDOC So Ell enzina

08 ORION RIGEL DOMMISSE - Windshield
09 PENTANGLE - The Cherry Tree Carol
10 CILLA JANE - One Deep Breath
11 JOHN RENBOURN -Bourree I And II

12 LES MENESTRIERS - Pavane et Gaillarde Si je m'en vois
13 LES MENESTRIERS - Go from my Window

14 TUNNG - kinky vans

15 Jeni Melia - Have you seen but the white lily_ (R Johnson)

Have you seen but a bright lily grow
Before rude hands have touched it?
Have you marked but the fall of snow
Before the soil hath smutched it?
Have you felt the wool of beaver,
Or swan's down ever?
Or have smelt o' the bud o' the brier,
Or the nard in the fire?
Or have tasted the bag of the bee?
O so white, O so soft, O so sweet is she!

16 Jeni Melia - Full fathom five they father lies (R Johnson)
parece que está confirmado nomás...
en noviembre del 2011viene Andy Irvine y Rens van der Zalm

Miércoles, 06 de Julio de 2011

01 KARAN CASEY & JOHN DOYLE (2010) the false lady
02 SOLAS (2006) Beauty Spot
03 NOEL HILL - TONY LINANE - Daniel O'Connell-The Home Ruler-Kitty's Wedding
04 MOZAIK - Sandasko Oro - Black Jack Grove
05 BEIRUT - The Rip Tide
06 MOUNT EERIE waterfalls
07 MOUNT EERIE Cold Mountain Song
08 MAGNETIC FIELDS - with whom to dance
09 STEVE HACKETT (1983) Horizons
10 NOCROWS - Packie Bell
11 BJORK - submarine
12 PSAPP - Somewhere There is a Record of Our Actions
13 KRONOS QUARTET & WU MAN - emily and alice
14 LAURIE ANDERSON - the lake
15 THE VOICE SQUAD

Martes, 13 de junio de 2017

Andy Irvine Mañana, 14 de junio, Andy Irvine cumple 75 años. Hoy se lo festejamos en el programa. 01 - Andy and Paul - The plains of...