Scéala an Earraigh

Fáilte romhaibh! Welcome to my website! Just finished a wonderful five-week tour of the U.S. and Canada with Altan. The new CD, “The Widening Gyre” has received  great reviews (see my press page!), and it was fun to play all the new material, as well as enjoy the wonderful playing and good company of our guests on the tour: Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Alison Brown and Garry West, and Liz Carroll.  I am happy to see that two other new releases on which I play have also been very favourably reviewed:  Norah Rendell’s “Spinning Yarns” — beautiful singing, rare songs and fabulous accompaniment from Brian Miller and Randy Gosa. — and “Bright and Early” with Paddy O’Brien and Nathan Gourley — classic Paddy settings of great tunes with lovely fiddling from Nathan!  I have a couple of Skara Brae gigs to look forward to in Belfast and Donegal in late July and tours in Germany and Japan with Altan in November, as well as my continuing teaching at the Center for Irish Music in St. Paul, Minnesota.  See you along the road! all the best, Dáithí

Dáithí Sproule – Lost River, Vol. 1

Dáithí Sproule - Lost River“Lost River, Vol. 1” is the long-awaited second song album of Dáithí Sproule.  Featuring songs in Irish and English, exquisitely arranged and accompanied on guitar, the album includes guest performances by Seamus McGuire, Peter Ostroushko, Tom Schaefer, Randal Bays, Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey, Danielle Enblom, Laura MacKenzie, John Wright, Dean Magraw, James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien, and Altan. [Read more…]