Bridging the Gap

By Eugene Quinn

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Re: Bridging the Gap

Eugene Quinn is a guitar player / accompanist from Dublin

“The Idea for this album Bridging the gap came about with me wanting to mark the musical friendships that I have developed over many years playing traditional music in the Dublin area. I worked for just over a year to coordinate and produce the album and handpicked a line-up of wonderful musicians to join me on the trip. I needed musicians that were sensitive to this journey and capable of going with whatever unfolded. I was extremely lucky to work with incredibly creative and talented friends like Damien Mullane, Alan Doherty, Cillian Doheny and Kate McHugh who embraced this and added so much to the album.” Eugene’s musicality and playing can be spontaneous yet measured. He is the driving rhythm section behind the Dublin based trio Ladlane.

Recorded in Westmeath with Colm Keane, and mixed by Donogh Hennessy, the recordings are driven by the Guitar backing. The tracks will take listeners through several musical soundscapes, led by wonderful melodies on the Accordion, flute, Banjo, Concertina, Uilleann pipes and Fiddle. The songs, all in a folk inspired twist, account for three of the tracks. The traditional Clancy brothers song “The maid of Fyffe” feature guitar riffs reminiscent of Nic Jones and John Martyn. The Martin Denning penned “Song for a Spanish Lady” lights up with subtle accompaniment from Kate McHugh on keys and Kaitlin Culliton-Verhauz on cello. While each track features a different musical personality, the guitar is the constant that bridges the gap and unites each track into an album which I hope you enjoy.”

Featured musicians :
Damien Mullane- Accordion
Alan Doherty- Flute
Cillian Doheny- Banjo
Michelle O ‘Brien- Fiddle
Colm Delaney- Concertina
Dermot O’Hanlon – Fiddle
Maitiú Ó Casaide – Uilleann Pipes
Colm Keane – Fiddle
Ray Dempsey- Accordion

Re: Bridging the Gap

Just had a listen to clips on "iTunes" - sounds very good.
But… that’s never the "Maid Of Fife" [ track #3 ] - "Bonny Lass O’ Fyvie" - he could have asked just about any Scotsman.

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