By Osna

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Dawn on this album is in fact a song not a tune. It was written by Martin Denning .

“Osna” (Ireland 1999) ~ why so little said about this band?


Catalogue Number: CNCD1002
Barcode: 5099141510023
Running Time: 39 mins.

This quartet of musicians and the instruments they play, if not all on this recording, and their guests/friends who also contributed:

Johnny Towey - button box, whistle, guitar & vocals
Padraic Lavin - uillean pipes, flute, whistle & guitar
Treasa Lavin - flute, whistle, fiddle, keyboards & vocals
Daragh O’Reilly - Guitars, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki & vocals
~ & ~
Paul McNiven - fiddle
Eammon de Barra - flute & low whistle
Brian O’Shea - Bouzouki
Brian Fleming & Paul Byrne - Percussion

I haven’t yet had the full pleasure of their CD, but I’ve enjoyed the MP3s I’ve managed to catch, including the RealAudio Broadcast of OSNA on TRAD, the link to that is in the lower left-hand corner here:


Interesting… Heavy on the reverb and some naff percussion, IMO… But, if you like those sort of things, and a bit of that adrenalin rush a quick double expresso and a very sugary pastry will give you, then, why not, eh? 😀

Re: Osna

The band’s members were in their teens when this was made. They came from Mayo.

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Re: Osna

This is spooky, I bought this on eBay 2 days ago, and am listening to it right now. Not enjoying it much, I have to say.

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