Kitty & Peter were recorded playing away informally in Kitty’s kitchen. This CD has tried to capture the ‘live’ atmosphere of two players who sit down and play the tunes as they come to mind, leisurely and cherishing the phrases of the tunes, rough edges and all.
Tom Munnelly, in his introduction to the CD wrote: ‘If you wish to hear Clare music as it should be played, you will be hard pressed to find a better example’.
Be sure to also check out Kitty’s other recording:
It’s really just a solo album, so that’s why an "other" tab doesn’t show up for the recording listed here with Peter. Thought I would supply the link for anybody interested.
They’ll be good yet website
The website www.theyllbegood yet.com has gone up with soundclips and information.
Praise second hand ~
"I have 2 wonderful new CDs - Paddy Murphy, the concertina player from Clare; and Kitty Hayes / Peter Laban ("They’ll Be Good Yet"). They sound as if they’re playing in my kitchen - wonderful, quietly perfect music. ~ I love both albums, they’ve been on all day…" ~ Pippa
That’s enough to convince me I need to get this for the good of my ears and soul… Thanks for that Pippa… This said it so well I had to share it…
:-) Many happy returns ~
Well, my birthday came early, this morning, and I am seriously chuffed. It dragged me out better than a double espresso and has me smiling so wide if I had false teeth they’d have made a quick exit shattered the monitor screen in front of me… I’m tied in with the headphones and this recording on feeding through. Thank you Pippa and certain others that have been singing the praise of this lovely recording.
Yes, it sets me at ease, it makes me want to play, to join in. It has a welcome about it many ‘modern’ recordings lack. Too much of what gets manufactured is for the sole purpose of impressing and setting the listener firmly in their seat, or driving certain others into manic convolutions, or as one old friend once described the modern way with set dancing ~ "like worms on a not rock!" This has me feet going at a gentle roll and my heart is fully warmed. I can smell the tea and the homebaked bread and melting butter. Someone’s shouting for me to get back to the music, to the craic, to the social occassion amongst friends this music has always been about for me.
My birthday is in October, but that has been moved ahead to this morning. Someone did me a kindness and I hope I can return that many folds more, as I try to do in a small way here on site. So, while some might accuse me of bias, having gotten this as a gift, I can only promise you, if I wasn’t beaming with happiness and pleasure over this listen, I’d have said nothing publicly…
This recording is a joy… Thank you for the time, effort, consideration and kindness…
At least two of those I’ve been teaching have this recording and have been singing it’s praises over the last few months… I recommend this to anyone who wants a comfortable listen to sit back and learn tunes from, and hopefully something of the musicians present for this recording will also cross over into the spirit of their own playing… I can hear that, feel it and welcome it…
Highly recommended and more people are taking on the ‘flat’ keys. A style more like the mouth organ which is like each row of the concertina. Earler players often played alone so didn’t have to fit in with flutes and fiddles who seem to like D, G, A.best