Damien O’Reilly’s Dúchas
Available now from Raelach Records: https://raelachrecords.bandcamp.com/album/d-chas
Custys Music: https://custysmusic.com/collections/latest-releases/products/damien-o-reilly-duchas
Raelach Records are delighted to announce the release of Dúchas, the début solo album from county Clare accordion player, Damien O’Reilly.
Saturday 25.5.19 – The Old Ground Ennis (5pm) (Fleadh Nua 2019)
Friday 7.6.19 – The Black Gate Galway (9pm)
Thursday 20.6.19 – The Cobblestone Dublin (9pm)
Damien O’Reilly – Accordion & Melodeon
John Blake – Guitars
Padraic O’Reilly – Piano
Caoimhín Ó Fearghail - Bouzouki
Produced by Jack Talty and Damien O’Reilly
Artwork, Design and Photography by Maurice Gunning
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Jack Talty at Raelach Studios, Lissycasey, county Clare.
This is an excellent recording by a very talented musician. I came across it on "Bandcamp" at the weekend, and have ordered the CD. I’ve been really enjoying listening to it after downloading it. One or two tracks a bit "over-ornamented" for my taste, but that’s just me.
There’s a very interesting tune on track#5, the middle tune, "Uncle Jerry’s", which comes from Aberdeen. A flute player at last year’s Ballyvourney "Cruinniu" played it at one of the recitals, so it must be doing the rounds. It is 2-parts of G.S. MacLennan’s 4-part quickstep "King George V’s Army", which I learned over 40 years ago from Tony Cuffe [RIP]. The sleeve notes only say that it was learned from Jerry Lynch, "known as "Uncle Jerry" by musicians of Corofin and Kilfenora". I would love to know where he got it from [ albeit, only half a tune ].
We will be including some tracks from this on our community radio programme in the weeks to come.