Shatter The Calm

By Dan Beimborn

  1. Sliabh Russell
    Peter Barnes
    Indian Summer
  2. The Eagle’s Whistle
    Stenson’s No 2
    The Earl’s Chair
  3. Midnight On The Water
    Whiskey Before Breakfast
  4. The Hearty Boys Of Ballymote
    Dan Collins’ Father’s
    Con Cassidy’s
  5. The Finnish
  6. The Battle March Medley
  7. Stirling Castle
    The Shetland Fiddler
  8. Jackson’s Morning Brush
    I Buried My Wife And Danced On Top Of Her
  9. The Hanged Man’s
  10. Let Down The Blade
  11. Sonny Brogan’s
    Gan Ainm
    Vincent Campbell’s
  12. The Mason’s Apron
    Tam Lin
    The Banjo
  13. Aires De Pontevedra
  14. Shanne Bradley

Three comments

Incendiary stuff …

A powerhouse mandolinist/zouk player (plus a few other instruments in the mix), Beimborn makes music that has you wondering "how the hell did he do that?".

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A fabulous debut by ‘zouk phenom Dan Biemborn, ably accompanied by the ubiquitous Zan McLeod & Paul Kotapish (Kevin Burke sideman). A lot of tasty tunes on here but a few stand out for me: "The Earls’ Chair" hasn’t sounded the same for me since I heard Dan’s take. So much oomph! The polka set is tasty as is the lone banjo track on the album which starts with a nice variation on the "Mason’s Apron". Recommended for all plucked string players.

As a bonus, Dan has included pix of the instruments in the liner notes and identified which axe is featured on each track. For the curious, one can compare Sobells vs. Steve Smiths vs. antique Gibsons to help you decide which one(s) you’d like to have…

Con Cassidy’s

I added my jig setting of this tune to my uploads here, the one linked at the moment is a reel and not on the disk 🙂