Nearly a Wrap
Just about a year ago, we started a CD recording project, gradually bringing together some of Philly’s best Irish music and artists on one great little disc. Roughly half of the tracks are original, recorded at Milkboy Studios in Center City; the rest were donated by many of our nearest and dearest friends. The result is “Ceili Drive: The Music of Irish Philadelphia.
As we’ve noted in the past, “Ceili Drive” features terrific contibutions from three of Philadelphia’s major musical families, the Boyces, the Brennans, and the McGillians; several of our youngest, scary-good musicians, including three rising stars under the age of 13 who’ve already competed twice in the All-Irelands; plus a stellar group of Irish-born musicians who now call Philadelphia home.
We’ve reached a point where we can now show you the cover, which we have finalized. Next up: Duplication, and that begins next week. It should take a couple of weeks more to wrap things up. Sorry we couldn’t be ready for Christmas, but hey … you’re definitely going to want to have a copy of “Ceili Drive” for St. Patrick’s Day, which will be here before you know it. And really, do you need a reason to treat yourself to the best Irish music in Philly?
In addition to the CD cover preview, will whet your appetite with a preview of some of the tracks.
The Milkboy Set
Father Kelly’s, Pigeon on the Gate, Over The Moor To Maggie (trad.); Mountain Road (Michael Gorman)
Kevin and John McGillian (button accordion); Jimmy McGillian (banjo); Tim Hill (uilleann pipes); Caitlin Finley and Chris Brennan Hagy (fiddle); Tom O’Malley (guitar); Dave Hanson (bodhran)
Click here to play: Milkboy Set
Karen Boyce McCollum, John Boyce, and Michael Boyce
- Click here to play: Peggy Gordon
Traver’s, Tinker’s Daughter
The Next Generation Kids: Haley Richardson, Alex Weir, Alanna Griffin, Blair Cunningham, and Patrick Glennan (fiddle); Dylan Richardson (guitar); Keegan Loesel (tin whistle); with Dennis Gormley (flute) and Kathy DeAngelo (fiddle)
- Click here to play: Next Generation
Stay tuned for ordering info!