Traditional Irish Music
Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 100 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download Centre. For artists this makes an online launch a truly global event, with radio stations around the world gaining instant access to the album.
Storm Party is the debut album by Irish folk and trad trio d'Bize, who have been gathering fans from across the globe since 2014 with their rich mixture of raw energy and stunning musicianship.
Featuring intricate melodies and stomping foot to the floor rhythms, d’Bize are a versatile trio with a very dynamic setlist of songs, both new and old from the Folk and Trad traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton and Appalachia.
This is track 1 from the album called Frenchies Reels and includes the tunes Scottish (French March), Mother’s Delight and Humours of Westport.
The above track displays the band’s ability to capture a mixture of styles with ease. d’Bize teamed up with revered musician and producer Donogh Hennessy (Sharon Shannon, Lúnasa) in early 2016 to record their official debut and the album was recently featured as 'Album of the Week' on ‘Nead na Fuiseoige’ ar Radió na Gaeltachta.
They also produced this official video for another track from the album called “Echoing Green”, adapted by the band from the William Blake poem of the same name.
A track from the album has also been included on transatlantic entertainment on Aer Lingus flights for the autumn period and has been critically acclaimed at home and abroad.
Since their formation in 2014, the band have been in high demand taking in performances at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Knockanstockan, Townlands Carnival, Clifden Arts Festival among others.
Members Yvonne Bolton from Carlow, Neil Fitzgibbon from Athlone and Paddy Morgan from Down are well steeped in Irish traditional tune playing. A touch of Flamenco and US old-time can also be heard in the unique style of the band. Irish Music Magazine commented that their unique repertoire of tunes “keep you on your listening toes….instrumental combinations fuse delightfully….. a detailed dexterity of play is what you’ll get with (the album) Storm Party."
Successful tours of China (Féile shanghai, Shanghai theatre, National Sennheiser Theatre, Radio, TV appearances) and Great Britain have further cemented d’Bize as “outstanding" (former Irish President Mary McAleese).
The album is now on release and can be purchased on Bandcamp.
The album is also available as a free download for broadcasters that are part of our Download Centre.
Yvonne Bolton - concertina, fiddle, cello
Neil Fitzgibbon - fiddle, guitar, vocals
Paddy Morgan - guitar
All tracks arranged by d’Bize.
Percussion by Jimmy Higgins.
Recorded and mixed by Donogh Hennessy at Studio Mhic an daill.
Mastered by Quentin Cooper at Bed Studios.
Art direction by Seamus Harahan.
Photography by Paddy Morgan.
Thank you to Seamus McKibbin for On Waikiki Beach from the playing of Paddy Flanagan, Collette McNulty for her harmony on Piper Through the Meadow Straying, and Daygan Robinson for The Fisherman's Lament.
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