Slide won the best newcomers at the 2001 irish music magazine awards and consist of Aogan Lynch, Daire Bracken, Mick Broderick, and Eamonn deBarra. Aogan (vocals, concertina, whistles) is related to the Seamus and Brendan Begley and was voted TG4 young musician of the year 1999. Daire plays guitar,fiddle and sings. He was an original member of Danu and has toured with the Niamh Parsons band and Stocktons Wing.
Mick Broderick plays Bouzouki (one made by Joe Foley by the looks of it). He is one of the Broderick’s of East Galway(of which Vincent and Patsy are well known). Eamonn DeBarra is from Dublin. He is responsible for Vocals, whistles, flute and keyboards. He learned music under instruction from Sean O’ Tuama and won the TG4 young musician of the year in 2000.
This is a brilliant album which i for one would recommend highly.
Re: The Flying Pig
The second Ni Fios on track 1 is a Frankie Gavin original that he included on his album, “Frankie Goes to Town,” although it doesn’t appear to be in the database.
The tune on track 5 listed as Micho Russell’s also goes by the name, The Flowers of the Red Mill https://thesession.org/tunes/2867
Track 6 is a medley of these jigs:
Old Lark in the Morning https://thesession.org/tunes/1578
Brian O’Lynn (in B minor) https://thesession.org/tunes/830
Headwood Crossing https://thesession.org/tunes/4047
Track 7 Gan Ainm is John Naughton’s https://thesession.org/tunes/2212