Traditional Irish Music
We have covered David Power and his outstanding piping album called the eighteen Moloney on Tradconnect last year. David has announced a short US tour commencing on 6th April in New York and will be playing a lot of music from that album.
In the liner notes to the recording he sets out a rather interesting history to a chanter that he received in 2003 when he was moving to the USA with his family. It was given to him as a parting gift by Mal Whyte and its history became a journey of discovery. Once referred to as the eighteen Moloney and made before the famine by Thomas and Andrew Moloney it has passed through some interesting hands. Owners included Pat Ward, Gildas O' Shea, Willie Rowsome, Jem Byrne, Sean Reid, Willie Clancy and Mal Whyte. Its pitched between B and B flat and is now back in use. Some of the influential Gael Linn Willie Clancy recordings were on the chanter.
The album has been described by Siobhan Long as a "panoramic sweep of a collection". The mood and emotion captured by David is staggering and you can read our album review here.
Also included below is the first sound that we featured from the album which includes The Drunken Landlady/The Sligo Maid.
USA, Spring Concerts - the eighteen Moloney
Saturday April 4th : House Concert, Beacon, New York - contact Seth Gallagher 845 265 5508
Tuesday April 7th : House Concert, Newpaltz, New York - contact Liam O'Neill 914 490 6253
Thursday April 9th : House Concert, Toms River, New Jersey - contact Philip Mylod 848 333 8008
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