Traditional Irish Music
Really looking forward to a couple of gigs this weekend, which will take us (some might say appropriately enough) from the Court House in Clones to the Old Gaol in Dundalk. The two performances, featuring Dónal McCague and myself, will focus on the recently released CD - 'Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over it'.
The first performance, at 3pm on…Continue
Added by Sean Mc Elwain on November 20, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments
Finally done! After 8 months of work on the CD and nearly 7 years research on the project, the finished product goes to the printers tomorrow. I'm delighted with every aspect of the album and have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the process.
It has been great to work so closely with TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2013 - Dónal McCague in the preparation and recording…Continue
Added by Sean Mc Elwain on July 28, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments
A big couple of weeks ahead as the recording stage of 'Our Dear Dark Mountain' draws to a close. After a great day of work on Tuesday, tomorrow will see Michael McCague record some additional guitar material for the project, under the ever watchful eye and ear of engineer supreme Paul Gurney! Fresh from the recording and launch of his own superb album of original…Continue
Added by Sean Mc Elwain on July 3, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments
More work done on the 'Dear Dark Mountain' album yesterday. Great to work with a number of great Monaghan musicians including traditional singers Caitriona Sherlock and Monica Beagon-Treanor.
Delighted also to finally get a chance to work with Monaghan uilleann piper Eamonn Curran. A former member of the group 'Reel Union', Eamonn has been hugely influential in…
Added by Sean Mc Elwain on June 24, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments
Once again featuring the incredible musical talents of 2013 TG4 Young Musician of the Year, Dónal McCague, Saturday's session also featured the wonderful playing of accordionist Darren Breslin. As well as being a superb musician,…Continue
Added by Sean Mc Elwain on February 10, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments
For those interested in following the progress of the Sliabh Beagh music project or finding out some more about the background to the project, you can now visit the website: http://www.ourdeardarkmountain.com.
I've added a little bit of information about the Sliabh Beagh area there, to give you an idea of the…Continue
Added by Sean Mc Elwain on December 21, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over It
The Music of the Sliabh Beagh region of Monaghan / Fermanagh…Continue
Added by Sean Mc Elwain on December 11, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments