Bright and Early

By Paddy O’Brien, Nathan Gourley, Dáithí Sproule

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"Bright and Early"

BRIGHT AND EARLY
New Folk Records NFR6272

• Paddy O’Brien – Button Accordion
• Nathan Gourley – fiddle
• Dáithí Sproule – guitar

After playing together in The Doon Céilí Band and O’Rourke’s Feast, Paddy and Nathan started getting together to work on individual tunes they liked, pairing melodies for their own satisfaction. Finally, they decided to record a CD, encompassing the revival of old tunes reinterpreted and played tightly together on fiddle and box, and adding some musically engaging accompaniment from guitarist Dáithí Sproule. The tunes selected for this recording were taken from the repertoire of players such as Tommy Potts, Ed Reavy, Johnny McGreevy, and some lesser-known but wonderful musicians like Tom Ginley of Belfast, and Francie Brereton of Tipperary, to name just a few of the influences.