Martin O’Malley- lead vocal, bodhran, guitar, whistle on "Streets of Baltimore"
Paul Levin - uillean pipes, wooden flute
Bob Baum - base guitar, backup vocals
Jamie Wilson - drums, cajon, djembe, vocals
Jared Denhard - celtic harp, trombone, whistle on "Leaving Home Once More"
Special Guest Musicians:
Terry O’Neill, fiddle (Courtesy of the Great O’Neill)
Peter Fitzgerald, tenor banjo (courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Fitzgerald)
Maureen McCusker, Lass Kickin’ vocals: We’ve tried to capture the same full spectrum of traditional music and contemporary influence that you would hear at our live performances.
Jamie and Bob go to town with fat-back drumming and funky bass licks on a couple of re-worked pub favorites, Black Velvet Band and Barnyards of Delgarty; but you’ll also hear traditional pieces. From O’Carolan’s timeless melody, Young Catherine, to Paul’s slow air on the wooden flute, The Golden Barley, and Jared’s harp on Eamann An Chnoic, we’ll storm into lively sets of jugs, reels, and polkas.
There are songs of rebellion about The Great O’Neill and Ned of the Hill and the young men who fought and died in 1920 in the Valley of Knochanure. There are also songs of emigration, ranging from the exile of Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore to the new world hope of The Streets of Baltimore, and finally to the modern-day regrets of Leaving Home Once More.