Contemporary Traditional Irish Guitar
This is the new CD by guitarist and composer Dave Flynn, due to be released during the Willie Clancy Festival. It’ll be available in the pipers shop there.
It’ll probably appeal most to people who like Irish music played on guitar. It’s all performed solo with no overdubs on a nylon string guitar tuned like a fiddle.
People who like Paddy Fahey’s tunes may enjoy it too as it’s got 20 of his tunes alongside other tunes written in the last 50 years or so by Liz Carroll, Charlie Lennon, Tommy Peoples, Ed Reavy and Larry Redican.
There’s also a piece by Dave Flynn called ‘The Mahatma of the Glen’ which is a special arrangement of three tunes from ‘Music for the Departed’, an extended piece that Dave wrote for Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill for the 2006 Masters of Tradition Festival.
It’ll be available elsewhere soon including CD Baby and iTunes.
Please check http://daveflynnnews.wordpress.com/ for future updates
Forgot to mention that ‘The Mahatma of the Glen’ refers to the late great James Byrne, to whom the piece is dedicated to.
Where do the numbers come from ?
The numbers come from a thesis done on Fahey’s music by Maria Holohan. She numbered them herself, it’s in no particular order, just as he played them to her I think, but it’s a handy way of identifying them.
A Must For All You Paddy Fahey Fans
This album is now available in Custys in Ennis and also on CDBaby via this link
So if you like Irish music played on guitar and have a soft spot for Paddy Fahey’s music, then this is the album for you!