Sean Mc Elwain's Blog (7)

From the Courthouse to the Gaol - Saturday 22nd November

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…

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Added by Sean Mc Elwain on November 20, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

'Our Dear Dark Mountain' Album complete

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…

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Added by Sean Mc Elwain on July 28, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

'Dear Dark Mountain' - Michael McCague recording session

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…

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Added by Sean Mc Elwain on July 3, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

More Recording activity - 'Dear Dark Mountain'

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…

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Added by Sean Mc Elwain on June 24, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

Second Day of Recording for 'Our Dear Dark Mountain'

A second day of recording was undertaken for the 'Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over It' CD project over the past weekend.

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,…

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Added by Sean Mc Elwain on February 10, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

'Our Dear Dark Mountain' Website

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…

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Added by Sean Mc Elwain on December 21, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Sliabh Beagh Recording Project

Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over It

The Music of the Sliabh Beagh region of Monaghan / Fermanagh…

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Added by Sean Mc Elwain on December 11, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

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