The Stepping Stone

By Alec Brown

  1. Wee Michael’s March
    The Black Bell
    A Tune For The Girls
  2. The Lonesome
    Jig Jazz
  3. Man Of The House
    Ormond Sound
  4. Tá Dhá Gabhairín Bhuí Agam
  5. Fraher’s
    Catherine Kelly’s
    Hole In The Hedge
  6. It’s Called A Cello, Man!
  7. The Dresden
    Julia Delaney
  8. The Ashplant Cometh

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Re: The Stepping Stone

This landmark debut solo album by American-born, Limerick-based cellist Alec Brown reimagines the role of cello in Irish traditional music. Incorporating techniques from bluegrass, jazz, Scottish music and more, this album establishes the cello as a unique voice in traditional music.
released August 18, 2017

Alec Brown: Cello (All Tracks)
Aisling Drost Byrne: Fiddle (Tracks 1, 6, 8)
Conor Crimmins: Flute (Tracks 2, 7)
Finn Harper: Accordion (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 8)
Niall Keegan: Flute (Track 7)
Tadhg Ó Meachair: Piano Accordion (Track 2), Piano (Track 7)
Seán O’Dálaigh: Fiddle (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 8)
Conal O’Kane: Guitar (Tracks 5, 6, 8)
Dermot Sheedy: Bodhrán, Percussion (Tracks 6, 8)

Recorded By: Dave O Brien at the Irish World Academy, Theatre 1, University of Limerick
Produced By: Alec Brown
Mixed By: Dave O Brien
Mastered By: Richard Dowling at WAV Mastering, Limerick
Artwork By: Matt TerAvest

All tracks trad arr. except Wee Michael’s March (Comp. John McCusker) The Black Bell (comp. Alec Brown), A Tune for the Girls (comp. Liz Carroll), Jig Jazz (comp. Brendan Power), Alice’s Reel (comp. Frankie Gavin), Spreagadh (comp. Alec Brown), It’s Called a Cello, Man! (comp. Alec Brown), The Dresden (comp. Paul Kelly), Julia Delaney (arr. Tadhg Ó Meachair & Alec Brown)