Modal Citizen Records Updates May 2019
The Ronan Gallagher Band are chuffed about the RTE Radio plays from Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Cathal Murray and of course John Creedon. But it was people like Jimmy Stafford and Paul McDevitt at Highland, Marion Fitzgerald at Ocean and the consummate gent that is Charlie McGettigan at Shannonside who got behind the band and encouraged and advised us on getting national airtime. We followed your advice folks and are reaping the rewards so thank you so much for that. The band (through Ronan's Machiavellian ingenuity and divine providence lol) are getting their RTE TV debut this summer. And so with some nice festival work coming in, they have already begun pre-production for their second album. The beat goes on. Live, Love Music.
Mike Nielsen is launching his live album followup to 'Solo Sound Recipes' and is going into the studio after the summer to record his long-awaited Micro-tonal Guitar album. You can expect some special from these sessions.
Richard Nelson, in between touring and playing on countless sessions has begun working on his 3rd jazz album. Did we mention he played with Van Morrison and featured on Paul Brady's last album lol?
Meitheal have begun work on Songs of Erne Volume 2: Border Music. The fieldwork is ongoing but scores of new tunes and songs have been discovered, rediscovered or sourced thanks to the amazing custodial work of people like Marcas O'Murachu, Cyril and Mary Maguire and the legend that is Ben Lennon. The next book/album, whilst embryonic, is shaping up nicely with some of the old crew reuniting for the project.