Scéala an Fhómhair

Fáilte romhaibh!  The “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” has arrived. I’m happy to have a nice variety of gigs with different friends between now and Christmas. I have several concerts with Laura MacKenzie to celebrate the release of her CD of Scots Gaelic songs, “From Uig to Duluth” — it was fun recording that, along with Andrea Stern, Katharine Grant and Scott Bartell. The IMDA will be holding a well-deserved special night in honour of Laura on the 22nd of November at the Celtic Junction, St. Paul. Around Halloween I will be playing at Atlanta Irishfest with my great old friends, Billy McComiskey and James Kelly — a first for that trio! I had a great time there last year playing with Billy and Liz. In December I will be doing a Christmas show with Julee and Mark Weems in Virginia — what wonderful singers they are! You will also find sets with Peter Ostroushko and with Tom Klein on my list of dates — variety is the spice of life! And after the New Year a big US Altan tour to celebrate the release of Altan’s new CD….  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…]