After a busy summer recording and playing, the dust is finally settling and am gradually switching over to Winter mode and combing through the backlog of recordings and video with some releases coming soon.
Sessions of note included...
Pre-production and demos of Ronan Gallagher's second studio album...due out in 2020.
Songs of Erne Volume 2 continues unabated, will pick up the pace in October.
Recovery: Debut single 'Where Do We Go',
Began working with Seed of The Oak Tree on their latest single 'Under My Skin'
Basork & Trio Etno: All files recorded between Derry and Varna, mixing of Springtime in Varna has begun and a video is being compiled.
Villa in France are going live with their debut single 1990 tonight.
Additional recording for an amazing Donegal songwriter, Sarah E. Cullen.
Recorded a live rehearsal session with Citadels of the Sun, a new two-part creative collaboration sharing common themes and stories that unite Irish and Indian culture through music, featuring Sarah E Cullen ( fiddle, vocals), Martin Coyle (bouzouki), Paul Cutliffe (uilleann pipes, whistles) with Asin Khan (sarangi and vocals) and Sawai Khan Manganiyar (multi-percussion and vocals). Should have some of the video footage ready soon.
We're still demoing Duozouk and mining through the Guilfoyle/Nielsen Trio sessions.
Mike Nielsen's new material will also be coming out soon and Richard Nelson, when he's not busy playing with the RTE Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall has been recording his 3rd jazz album. Will have more info soon.
On the performance side of things, new residencies were established with more to follow. Very proud to also announce a job promotion...Music Performance Course Coordinator at MAPA (Music and Performing Arts) at the North West Regional College. It's a multi-awarding winning department and a privilege to work there and witness the wealth of talent from the North West. Forgive the indulgence but it goes some way into explaining the label's output.