Up and About in the Morning

By Noel Battle and Roisin Broderick

Two comments

A lovely duet album featuring the 2013 All-Ireland Senior Concertina winner Roisin Broderick and Noel Battle on harmonica. The music is great, but the packaging is so slipshod that I can’t help but wonder whether I accidentally got a pre-release un-proofread demo copy. I corrected 12 typos when entering the 40 tune titles. Three of the five photos on the inside of the package are pixelated and blurry. The "booklet" is two unstapled 4-page sheets, each with the same cover picture and each containing a page of credits and acknowledgements, but one appears to be a revised and re-formatted version of the other. One contains the track list with the same typos as on the cover. The other contains notes on the tunes in which the aforementioned typos are corrected. It also has biographical notes on Noel Battle and the accompanists Joe Meehan (guitar) and Conor Broderick (piano), but not Anita Broderick (whistle) nor Roisin Broderick herself.