Scéala an Gheimhridh

Fáilte romhaibh! Welcome to my website! There’s a big Altan US tour ahead, starting the last week of February and continuing into the beginning of April. The focus of the tour will be the release of the new CD, “The Widening Gyre”, the basic tracks for which were recorded in Nashville. The experiment of recording there and seeking the collaboration of American musicians worked wonderfully  — it was inspiring to see what musicians such as Alison Brown, Stuart Duncan, Todd Phillips, Tim O’Brien and Bryan Sutton brought to the tracks. Other guests include Bruce Molsky, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Michael McGoldrick, Julee Glaub Weems, Eddi Reader and Jimmy Higgins — talk about a humbling experience!! We look forward to having some guests on the tour too, including our great pal, the incredible Liz Carroll. Keep an eye open for two other recordings on which I play — both due for release. The first is my friend Norah Rendell’s “Spinning Yarns” — beautiful singing, rare songs and fabulous accompaniment from Brian Miller and Randy Gosa. Also “Bright and Early” with Paddy O’Brien and Nathan Gourley — classic Paddy settings of great tunes! 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…]