Mark Lysaght's Blog (7)

Alan Burke - Catching Up

Alan Burke has been plying his trade as a musician for many years – originally from London, his Irish parents exposed him to music from an early age, and he began singing as a very young child.  Like many people of his generation, his teenage years were spent listening to and absorbing music from all genres.  His first major encounter with the folk tradition came…

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Added by Mark Lysaght on February 26, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album Review : "True Born Irishman" - the new album from Daoirí Farrell

I first heard about Daoirí Farrell from a bouzouki student of mine, and was very impressed at the quality of his first recording “The First Turn” in 2009.  Since then I’ve followed his progress with interest, as he has attracted the attention of a diverse range of respected musicians, and achieved many honours and awards including…

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Added by Mark Lysaght on October 24, 2016 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Interview with Daoirí Farrell on his new album 'True Born Irishman'

Daoirí Farrell has significantly enhanced his reputation as one of our finest traditional singers in the years since the release of his debut CD “The First Turn” in 2009.  “True Born Irishman”…

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Added by Mark Lysaght on September 8, 2016 at 13:30 — 2 Comments

Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne – Meeting Up On a Sunny Day

“Kind Providence”, the latest CD from Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne…

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Added by Mark Lysaght on June 9, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

"Kind Providence" by Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne - CD Review

 

Niamh Parsons has established her reputation as a singer of the highest standard over many years, and with Graham Dunne she has found the perfect partnership; someone who can provide a sympathetic backdrop to a wide range of material, chosen with great care. Their new CD “Kind Providence” provides a feast of delights and a masterclass in the concept of “less is more”.…

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Added by Mark Lysaght on May 25, 2016 at 15:13 — No Comments

"Kind Providence" by Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne - CD Review

Niamh Parsons has established her reputation as a singer of the highest standard over many years, and with Graham Dunne she has found the perfect partnership; someone who can provide a sympathetic backdrop to a wide range of material, chosen with great care. Their new CD “Kind Providence” provides a…

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Added by Mark Lysaght on May 25, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Classic Traditional Albums – “The Bothy Band 1975”

  RED!  Funny how some “classic” albums are associated with colours – Planxty’s first is commonly described as the “black” album (a title actually used by Metallica and Prince),  the Beatles had their White Album, and so on.  The Bothy Band’s debut recording, simply titled “The Bothy Band 1975” was issued with a red cover, and, almost 40 years later,…

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Added by Mark Lysaght on November 18, 2013 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

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